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A majority of folks in far western Wisconsin overwhelmingly believe that the state should actively develop and promote alternative fuels. In fact 86 percent think state support for alternative fuels is a good idea compared to just 14 percent opposed. Bringing back the death penalty in the state is also supported by a majority of residents in the area with 59 percent in support of the death penalty and 41 percent opposed. These are some of the results from the annual poll done by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls who represents the 10th State Senate District.
MADISON - A total of 775 permits will be available for the fall 2006 Wisconsin sharp-tailed grouse hunting season, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The hunt is set to run Oct. 14 -Nov. 5. DNR officials say four management units will be open for this fall's season, up from three units last year. For management purposes, sharp-tailed grouse management units use the same boundaries and designations as deer management units (DMU).
Secretary of State candidate Scott Ross will make a campaign stop at the Coachman Supper Club in Baldwin at the St. Croix County Democratic Party meeting Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Ross is running against 28-year incumbent Douglas LaFollette. Ross said he is campaigning to return the secretary of state position back to its watchdog roots of overseeing the election process. He pledges he will make sure everyone who has the right to vote gets to vote. He recently won a straw poll at the Democratic convention in La Crosse.
The Elections Board will reconsider its decision to let people register to vote using the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. The Board voted earlier this year to offer the option to people who don't bring their drivers' licenses to the polls. The policy has come under fire from Republican lawmakers who say it violates federal law. The U.S.