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Jackson County chosen for additional judge

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Jackson County will get a second circuit judge next year. 

Wisconsin state courts director Randy Koschnick has chosen Jackson, Dunn, Marathon, and Calumet Counties to receive new court branches in 2021. 

Last week, Governor Tony Evers signed a bill allowing the state to select 12 counties that should have more judges, based on heavy caseloads and support from county officials. 

Jackson County now has just one circuit judge, Anna Becker. 

Because Becker’s term expires in 2021, both branches of court would have elections in April of next year.

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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