Riverboats Draw Curious Tourists To Lax Riverfront
You don't see too many paddle-wheeler boats on the Upper Mississippi any more.
But the boats are back this fall, and sightseers are coming to La Crosse to get a look at them. Dave Clements from the La Crosse Convention and Visitor Bureau says that curiosity is good for the local tourism business. For example, Clements says a group belonging to the GREAT gang resistance program wanted to see a paddlewheeler last week, and they were "in awe" of the American Queen. That boat arrived in La Crosse this morning for another stop. It has two more visits scheduled here this season...on November 3rd and 7th.
Thompson Calls Baldwin 'Anti-American,' Defends 9/11 Ad
The September 11th attacks of 2001 are becoming an issue in the 2012 Senate race in Wisconsin.
Republican Tommy Thompson has a new ad criticizing Democrat Tammy Baldwin for opposing a resolution honoring the victims of the 9-11 attack. Thompson defended the ad while speaking to reporters in Onalaska.
Baldwin has said she voted against that bill six years ago because it included language favoring the Patriot Act. Thompson says Baldwin should not have opposed the Patriot Act, either.
Feehan, Shilling Trade Charges On Arrest Mailing
It didn't take long for a campaign flyer accusing a state Senate candidate of a long-ago crime to come up in a U-W-L forum on Tuesday night...
Republican Bill Feehan mentioned it in his opening statement, calling the mailing by Senator Jennifer Shilling's campaign 'vile.' Feehan was arrested for battery against an ex-girlfriend 12 years ago. Democrat Shilling has defended making the charge public, whileFeehan says it's 'sad' that politics in the 32nd District Senate race has 'descended to this level.'
Later in the forum, Feehan accused Shilling of making a false accusation that he was actively involved in recruiting a 'fake Democrat' to run in the recall race that Shilling won last year.
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CellPhone Ban Goes Into Effect November 1st For Teen Drivers
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