MADISON - Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge on the state appeals court, will run for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Neubauer announced her candidacy on Thursday. She is the first candidate to officially announce plans to run for the seat being vacated next year by retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson. At least three others are considering getting in.
The election to replace Abrahamson is in April.
Neubauer was appointed to the appeals court by then-Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, in 2007.
Abrahamson is part of a two-justice liberal minority on the seven-member court that will grow to three when Rebecca Dallet joins in August.
Others considering running next year are former Gov. Scott Walker attorney and fellow appeals court judge Brian Hagedorn; Waukesha County Circuit Judge Maria Lazar; and Democratic Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ.
MILWAUKEE - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers.
Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the Packers. Florence County is in the Marquette, Michigan, market and must watch the Detroit Lions whenever they play at the same time as the Packers.
TOWN OF PELICAN - Twisted metal and side-curtain air bags gave a pretty good sense of how bad a crash was Wednesday afternoon, but the Town of Pelican's deputy fire chief already knew he needed to work quickly.
"Time is of the essence," Norm Peterson said.
Peterson's department got the 911 page of a two-car crash on Highway 8 and River Bend Road, about two miles east of Rhinelander, around 12:30 p.m. The cars both ended up in the ditch on the north side of Highway 8, out of traffic. Police reduced traffic to one lane while medics treated the injured, but cars were able to still get through in both directions.
CRANDON - Leaders in four Northwoods counties hope a $38,633 grant will bring in almost 10 times that much money to the area. Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties got a Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Wednesday.
The counties will use the money to promote the natural resources, history, recreation, and local cultural sites along the Nicolet Wolf River Scenic Byway.The byway runs 145 miles through the four counties.
Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. and By Request Web Designs shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.