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Meet the new Monroe County DA

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SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) - Monroe County has a new District Attorney.

After Dan Cary died in November, Governor Walker appointed Kevin Croninger as his replacement.

Croninger is familiar with the inner-workings of Monroe County.

He worked in the DA's office for three years as the Assistant District Attorney under Cary when he received his appointment from Governor Walker in January.

Croninger says he is excited about the new position but not about the circumstances that got him there.

He worked closely with Cary and knows he has big shoes to fill.

Croninger says one of his goals is to bring justice to the people of Monroe County.

Croninger emphasizes, "What I will try to do is, people who are dealing and providing those substances into this community need to go to prison, I don't think there is any room for negotiation on that. I think people dealing substances like heroin or meth should go to prison."

Croninger says he will be lenient with people who use those substances, offering treatment and probation as opposed to jail time. But he emphasizes showing no leniency to drug dealers.

Prior to working in Monroe County, Croninger worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Juneau County.

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