School Referendum Coming
La Crosse school officials decided Monday night to send a $15.7 million referendum to voters in November.
Murder Suspect's Cousin Accused Of Beating 'Snitch' In Jail
'Snitches get snitches'...
That's the excuse a La Crosse County prisoner gave to a deputy for allegedly beating up another prisoner. Lucas Brickl was the inmate reportedly attacked for snitching, and his attackers are identified as Houaka Yang and Pao Choua Vue. This Pao Vue is the cousin of the Pao Choua Vue convicted last week, in connection with the March murder of Sara Hougom. Brickl is accused of being a 'snitch' for saying that the second Pao Vue claimed he was responsible for Hougom's death.
Big Money Coming For Big Race
A lot of money is pouring into Wisconsin for the upcoming senate race. The national Senate campaign committees plan to spend a combined $10 million on the race. UW-L Political Scientist, Joe Heim, says it’s another sign of how significant the Tommy Thompson-Tammy Baldwin contest could be, in determining whether Republicans can win the majority in that chamber in November.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said it was adding over $ 2.5 million to its pot, for a total of $5.2 million in support of Tammy Baldwin’s candidacy. The Republican campaign committee has committed $5 million to try and help Tommy Thompson win.
Onalaska Group Reaches Compromise On Electric Billboards
While there's still some arguing in La Crosse about rules for electronic billboards, another area town seems to have worked out a compromise on the issue.
Onalaska Mayor Joe Chilsen says a set of billboard rules for the city has been prepared by a special committee that included sign company reps and concerned citizens. Chilsen tells us he wasn't surprised that the group reached an agreement...but others are.
The compromise includes standards for the size and brightness of electronic signs in Onalaska, and for what kind of messages can be displayed on the billboards. The plan now goes to a city council committee.
County Turns To Consultant For Lakeview
What to do with the aging Lakeview Health Center in West Salem will be brought back to the La Crosse County Board next month. County Administrator, Steve O'Malley, says some outside help may be coming in.
He says they will stay in the health center business but want some solid direction as to whether they should build smaller buildings to replace the aging center.