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2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 25--TWO MORE CANDIDATES -- a Democrat and a Libertarian -- are getting into the race for the 91st Assembly District. That would bring the total to 10 people seeking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring state Rep. Barbara Gronemus, D-Whitehall, who has held it since 1980. Democrat Steve Boe is a 2002 graduate of Blair-Taylor High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The former intern for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'