Winona To Hold Frac Mining Hearing
Before any frac sand mining permits are handed out, the City of Winona wants to make sure the public understands exactly what the mining is all about....both positive and negative. And County planner Jason Gillman says there are some concerns out there.
On the positive side, Gillman says job opportunities and economic growth are two of the bright spots. A public hearing on the matter will be held in Winona next month.
Crews Look For Apparent Bridge Jumper
Somebody may have jumped from a La Crosse bridge last night. Or they may
not have. La Crosse police says they will search this morning for
someone who may have jumped from the Cameron Street Bridge.
They will be back at it again at 9 a.m this
Tavern League Gives To UW-L
The La Crosse County Tavern League has made a donation to the UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex for the 4th year in a row. The group of local small business owners has made a year-end gift of $2,500 to the UW-L Foundation to recognize veterans and further support the new athletic complex. Al Trapp, the President of the UW-L Foundation, says along with these gifts, the La Crosse County Tavern League supports the campus and its students in many other ways.
The gift could end up doubling.....it qualifies to be matched with $1,500 from the Tavern League of Wisconsin and $1,000 from the 3rd District Tavern League.
Number Seven on Top Ten Local Stories for 2011
La Crosse mayor Matt Harter using his veto pen is nothing new. First time the mayor vetoed a council measure was two years ago this month. But this year, the mayor began to frustrate the city council with, what they complained were, surprise vetoes. With marijuana decriminalization legislation. On a measure to ban weapons from city hall. On the city's budget for the coming year. And then the latest; a surprise veto of a firefighter position approved by the city council and conceived by a committee on which the mayor sits. Which is really what got to councilman Bob Seaquist
The criticism over the mayor's so-called surprise vetoes became our newsroom's number seven story on our list of top ten local news stories for 2011.
Johnson Pe'od At Recall Process
The state elections' agency has asked Milwaukee County prosecutors to
consider charges against a group that tells Walker recall opponents to sign
petitions as Adolf Hitler.
The group sent out fliers saying it's not illegal to sign recall petitions using Hitler's name. But Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy said it is illegal to write false names on recall petitions and in the end, they won't be counted.