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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t run for office in 2022 after he accepted a full-time job running a national conservative youth organization. Walker tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story published Monday that the job as president of the Young America’s Foundation will prevent him from running for his old job as governor or for U.S. Senate in 2022.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is looking for public comment as he drafts legal opinions. Kaul announced Monday that he’s set up a new website where people can comment on pending requests for attorney general opinions. All commentary will be subject to the state’s open records law.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth City Council is taking steps to ensure the safety of its residents following the reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. Flying shrapnel in the Husky Energy oil refinery explosion just missed a tank of hydrogen fluoride, which can be deadly if inhaled. The Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the council will vote Monday on a resolution asking the Environmental Protection Agency to examine hydrogen fluoride usage at the rebuilt Husky refinery.

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – A former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend’s fiancee in a case featured in a made-for-TV movie is about to be released from prison. The Wisconsin Parole Commission has granted release for 50-year-old Lori Esker. Esker will be released Tuesday from a correctional facility. Esker was convicted in 1990 of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Lisa Cihaski. The 21-year-old woman was strangled with a belt in a car in a Rib Mountain motel parking lot in 1989.

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