Tax Group Says Tax Growth Slowing Statewide
La Crosse still has one of the highest city property tax rate in the state among larger cities
Campus Traffic Death Is Second Of The Week In Lax
La Crosse police are investigating two pedestrian deaths within the past week...
The first death resulted from the accident Wednesday morning at the Mormon Coulee overhead. Forty-nine-year-old Bernard Lawrence died Friday morning of the injuries he received when he was struck by a car. On Friday night, a 23-year-old U-W-L student was hit by a car after walking into traffic on La Crosse Street. The victim, Jing Gu, was a student from China. She died on Saturday afternoon.
Money In The Fireman's Boot For MDA
If you drive on Losey Boulevard late this afternoon, you might see a couple of guys holding big boots along the street.
They're firemen raising money for the muscular dystrophy campaign. La Crosse firefighter Todd English says the 'Fill the Boot' drive has gone on for enough years that people know what it's about by now. The annual boot campaign in La Crosse began yesterday, collecting about $3000. The overall goal is $15,000. Volunteers will be out again at Losey and State Road, and Mormon Coulee and Losey...4 to 6:30 Friday, and 1 to 3:30 pm Saturday.
VP Biden Plans Thursday Visit To Eau Claire
The vice president is heading to western Wisconsin...
The Obama campaign says Joe Biden will visit Eau Claire on Thursday. Specific time and place to be announced soon. Biden did come within 100 miles of La Crosse last month, with a campaign stop in Rochester.
United Way Has Goals Set For Drive
They're almost halfway to the goal already...
The Great Rivers United Way has collected nearly 900-thousand dollars toward the goal of two million, 50-thousand dollars for its 2012 fall campaign. The early funds were raised through a Pacesetter campaign. United Way president James Falvey wants to remind potential donors that some families are not as well off as others:
Twenty-nine service groups receive funds in the local United Way district that covers five counties.