Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager was 62 years old when she died Saturday at her home in Fond du Lac. Lautenschlager served as the state's attorney general from 2003-to-2007. She had been a U-S attorney in Madison before being elected as Wisconsin's first-ever female attorney general. Lautenschlager had battled breast cancer since 2004. Friends called her "high-energy and passionate" about her work. One says she would do office work during the chemotherapy treatments lasting more than three hours. Her public service career lasted more than three decades.
Chippewa Falls police and the Chippewa School District are investigating a threat from a high school student who said they were going to "shoot up the school" on Monday. The school district said they received a call from a parent at the end of the school day on Thursday who said their child heard another student make the threat. High school administration worked with police to investigate the report. The law enforcement investigation showed that while the statement is disruptive, concerning and inappropriate, there are no indications of a plan or means for violence against the school or students. The statement was apparently made as a joke because their gym volleyball team lost the day the threat was made. The student who made the comments will not be at school as the district considers long-term consequences.
Officials say a Texas company is recalling thousands of pounds of beef after packaging them without federal inspection. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday Texas Meat Packers, out of Fort Worth, is recalling more than seven thousand pounds of raw beef produced produced on March 23 and 24. These products were sold in multiple states, including Wisconsin. No one has reported becoming sick after eating the products. Officials discovered the problem Friday when inspectors reviewed records and found the company operated on March 24 without an inspection.