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Ona MS Band Director Reinstated After Assault Plea



Three months after being placed on leave by the Onalaska School District, a band director is being reinstated in time for the new school year.

Winona County filed seven charges this year against Sandy Kauphusman, after she reportedly threatened to kill her husband at their Winona home. The charges included assault with a wooden plank and a knife, and making terroristic threats, but six of the charges were dismissed in a plea agreement last month. Kauphusman pled guilty to domestic assault, and is on probation for a year. The Onalaska district is now returning Kauphusman to her job teaching band at the Onalaska middle school.



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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