Bakalars Buys Time To Find Building Buyer
Anybody want to buy the old Bakalars building?
Owner Mike Bakalars tells the La Crosse Board of Public Works that he's still looking for a buyer for the old South Avenue sausage factory damaged by a tornado two years ago. Bakalars says a tentative purchase offer fell through a few days ago, from someone who wanted to turn the second floor of the factory into residential space. The factory employees have moved to a new building in the north-side industrial park. The public works board voted to postpone demolition of the old factory until the end of November, so a buyer can be found.
Arrest Made In La Crosse Murder Case
Chief Tischer is pleased to announce that suspect Mitrel Y. Anderson has been arrested for the homicide of Demario B. Lee. The La Crosse Police Department wants to take this opportunity to thank the public for their help in solving this crime.
A Press Conference will be held at the La Crosse Police Department Basement Classroom at 4:00pm today to give more details reference this case.
No further information will be shared prior to the Press Conference.
Budget Talks Heat Up
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Republicans continue to meet behind closed doors to reach deals on the three largest remaining items in the Wisconsin state budget. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to complete its work on the budget on Tuesday. But three of the biggest items remain unresolved.
Civilian Found Dead At Fort McCoy
A civilian employee with the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy was found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon at Equipment Concentration Site-67. Medical officials pronounced 46 year old Kevin Parlow, a Tomah native, and military technician working as a heavy mobile equipment repairer leader, dead at the scene. He was employed as an Army civilian for more than 5 years.
Minnesota Law Could Be Challenged
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Legislature passed up a chance this session to rework Minnesota's sex offender program, raising the possibility that a federal judge will rule it unconstitutional.