CouleeCap Gets Money To Tear Down Houses
4 houses in La Crosse will be demolished thanks in part to money awarded to Coulee Cap of La Crosse County. It's part of the state's Strategic Blight Elimination Program. Department of Financial Institutions Secretary, Peter Bildsten, explains what criteria has to be met before money's are handed down.
$1 million was given to 10 Wisconsin cities for demolition of blighted residential properties. The funds were made available from proceeds of the National Mortgage Settlement received earlier this year by DFI and DOJ.
Inmates Were Doing Good Before Fleeing BRF
A little more background on the prison that two inmates walked away from 2 weeks ago. The Black River Falls Correctional Facility accepts inmates with 6 months left on their prison terms and some actually were used to assist in the flood clean up in La Crosse a few years ago. Superintendent, David Andraskas. Says they get inmates ready to go back into the public.
He says they also help inmates get their GED diplomas. Both James Newman and James Mislevec were doing good in these programs before they walked away from the facility and were later captured in Florida. The two will be back in court in Florida tomorrow morning.
Drought IS Going To Cost You
Famers are being forced to harvest their corn earlier and earlier this year and they are not coming in good. Especially in one neighboring Wisconsin state.
Pam Jahnke of the Wisconsin Farm Report say you may not eat much corn directly, but it is important to realize that corn or corn syrup is just about in everything these days. Just look at your food labels. In the United States today, approximately 75 percent of all processed foods contain corn. So a huge rise in the price of corn is going to be felt all over the supermarket.
Election Complaint Against School Janitor Settled
As a complaint against one public worker in La Crosse is filed with the state's Government Accountability Board, another get settled.
District Looks Good With Hirings
The La Crosse School District has taken a pretty good hit the past 2 years with an influx of teachers either retiring or resigning from the district. But Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, says they are filling the holes with bright, young staff and should be good to go come the fall.
Salerno says there are one or two more holes to fill before school starts but feels confident a staff of 100% will be on board by that time.