Here Comes New West Nile Virus Strain
So far we have heard the nation is on track to witness the worst outbreak of West Nile Virus ever. But La Crosse County Vecotor Control Agent, Dave Geske, says as people are aware of the old virus......here comes the new.
While it is unclear why this year has been harder hit than others, many think it is possibly because of the weather. It is possible that the mild winter and the hot summer also increase the number of mosquitoes, which spread the virus. Only one bird has been found in our county with the virus so far.
Construction Done At Viterbo
Several big construction projects await students on the campus of Viterbo this fall. The latest, the Clare Apartments. The student residence hall is apartment style according to Gene Mculty....118 beds.....parking....and other amenities. The price tag?
The school of nursing building has also been completed as is it's former residence.....the Brophy Center.
Pro-Life Campaign In Lax Targets Obama, Baldwin
Pro-life activists are calling Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever...and they claim he'd be even worse in a second term.
Members of a pro-life campaign are traveling to key swing states, asking people to back anti-abortion candidates for president and U-S Senate. Jill Stanek is a nurse from Illinois who says that when Obama was a State Senator, he voted against pro-life measures that would protect live children who survived abortions.
The 'Women Speak Out' tour held a rally at Riverside Park in La Crosse today...saying Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin is one of five Senate candidates they're trying to defeat.
Mother And Daughter Still Jailed Separately In Tremplo Homicide Case
They're closer together now, but still not in the same jail.
A Lake Mills woman and her adult daughter remain jailed in separate counties, on charges of causing a Trempealeau man's drug death last year. Michelle Johnson was moved from Jefferson County, near Madison, to the Chippewa County jail, while daughter Tasha Kempfer has been transferred from La Crosse to Trempealeau County. Kempfer's original bond of 100-thousand dollars was cut in half to 50-thousand during a court hearing on Wednesday. Johnson's bond is also at 50-grand. The women allegedly gave Jeremiah Harris some heroin that they picked up in Madison, and he died of an overdose before returning to Trempealeau.
3 Lawmakers Want Reciprocity Signed
In 2009, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty stopped a long term reciprocity agreement after Wisconsin failed to settle up with a timely payment of taxes owed the Gopher State. That may be why now Governor Mark Dayton has not agreed to another agreement yet. State Rep. Steve Doyle thought this was all behind us.
In 1968, Minnesota and Wisconsin entered into an agreement that allowed Wisconsin residents who worked in Minnesota to only file Wisconsin taxes. The same was true for Minnesota residents who worked in Wisconsin. The states would settle up the difference later through a payment to the state owed tax money. Without an agreement in place by October, it’s impossible to repair the agreement for the coming 2013 tax year.