News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans who control the state Legislature are officially calling themselves back into session to revise Wisconsin's special election statutes. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald issued a joint statement Friday saying they were calling both houses back.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says an Assembly bill that would expand background checks on long-gun buyers is all but dead. The Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would require the state Department of Justice to conduct background checks on long-gun purchasers.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is signaling legislation that would clear the way for a $70 million frac sand processing plant may not be dead after all. Fitzerald told reporters Friday he wants to reconvene to tweak special election law. He said senators are still interested in the plant bill and that measure could come up then as well.
OANALASKA, Wis. (AP) - La Crosse County authorities say one person is dead after a camping trailer fire in the Town of Medary. A passer-by notified a sheriff's deputy of a possible brush fire near Highway 16 around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities found a camping trailer burning on the edge of the property. Onalaska firefighters put out the blaze and found the victim in the debris. An autopsy is planned. The name of the victim was not released. Authorities don't know what caused the fire but don't suspect foul play.
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