Councilman Says Vote on Study Dictated by Calls
Jim Bloedorn says he's just listening to his constituents. The La Crosse city councilman says unfavorable phone calls explain his 'no' vote on funding a study for moving interstate exit 3
Bloedorn is the only council member to vote against putting city money towards a fifty thousand dollar study on the feasibility of shifting exit 3 to the east. Proponents think the shift will boost economic development on the northside.
Snow Fans Here It Comes
It’s been a mild winter so far especially in southern Wisconsin, but
A significant winter storm will hit Wisconsin later tonight and will continue thru Friday that could impact travel. The National Weather Service is predicting southeast and south central Wisconsin could receive 6-9 inches of snow.
In addition, some parts of extreme northern Wisconsin could see a foot of snow.
Doyle BIll To Be Heard Today
A proposal initiated by La Crosse economic development professionals will be heard at a public hearing of the Colleges and Universities Committee today. Assembly Bill 431 introduced by Representative Steve Doyle of Onalaska would expand the use of grants to technical college district boards under the Workforce Advancement Training Grant Program.
The bill was one of the proposals formulated at an economic development roundtable in La Crosse County consisting of representatives from Western Technical College, Workforce Connections, La Crosse County Chamber of Commerce and several others.
Water Closes Bangor Post Office
A long time problem has struck again at the Village of Bangor Post Office. Water. The post office is closed until further notice because of water damage that led to safety risks and mold and mildew problems. The U.S. Postal Service ordered an emergency suspension of operations.
Post Office Box customers can pick up mail at the West Salem post office.
Retail and delivery operations will be moved to the West Salem post office until
the problems are fixed.
3 County Commuter Bus Gets Green Light
A three county commuter bus project, with three weekly routes to the cities of Viroqua, Prairie du Chien, La Crosse and the surrounding communities, was killed dead in it's tracks last year. Funding from the DOT was frozen. But now those funds have thawed...and the bus plan is back on. So how would it work?
Peter Fletcher of the Mississippi Valley Regional Planning Commission says Prairie du Chien has approved $20 thousand to the plan, while the smaller communities of Coon Valley, Genoa, Soldiers Grove and Gays Mills all contributed around $1000. La Crosse County is looking at contributing $7-$8,000. The DOT will pick up the other 61% of the cost. After a bid for busses goes out next month, the busses should be rolling in early May.