Brief Air Pollution Alert In La Crosse Over The Weekend
For a while this weekend, La Crosse had an air pollution problem more common to bigger cities...
Unusual weather patterns forced smoke and other pollution to stay close to the ground on Saturday night. Jim Steinhoff from the county health department says the air quality in La Crosse was raised to the orange level on Saturday. More severe air quality levels are red, purple and maroon. Steinhoff says getting to the highest level of danger, maroon, would require something dramatic, like a forest fire.
Man Convicted In Bar Stabbing Gets Delay In Sentencing
A sentencing related to a La Crosse bar fight has been postponed until later this week...
The defense attorney for Anquin St. Junious has been granted more time to determine the wishes of the man stabbed by St. Junious last December. The apparently accidental stabbing of a bartender at John's Bar occurred while St. Junious was trying to attack a third person. The D-A's office may recommend two years in prison for St. Junious. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday, but attorney John Brinckman says there are conflicting statements about whether the victim agrees with a two-year sentence.
Rebuttal to Recall Challenge Filed
A rebuttal has been filed today to a recall challenge for the La
Drought In Winona County Now Classified As 'Severe'
Many area farmers are being urged to find ways to keep their soil as moist as possible before the winter freeze sets in.
Winona County has just been added to the list of 'severe' drought areas in Minnesota, after a year when rainfall has been several inches below normal. Jake Overgaard, a farm educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, says the 'severe' rating wasn't much of a surprise. Overgaard says leaving residue on farm fields will help trap snow, to retain moisture in the soil during the winter.
School Board To Hold Informational Meeting
The La Crosse School District Board will be holding an informational