local • 3A, 6A

Man to pay some restitution

A Lake Geneva man sentenced to prison after a methamphetamine lab exploded in a Lake Geneva hotel last year agreed Friday to pay more than $10,000 in restitution, although more than $125,000 had been requested. Patrick M. McBean, 51, was sentenced Oct. 25 to two years in prison and two years of extended supervision.

state • 2A

Hovde still mulling Senate bid

Republican investor Eric Hovde is interviewing candidates for top jobs in a potential U.S. Senate campaign—the clearest sign yet that the businessman wants to turn the GOP primary into a three-way race. With two other Republicans already in, Hovde isn’t guaranteed to run and faces challenges in recruiting talented staff and launching a campaign.

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