Protest Candidate On WIZM Today
The goal for Arthur Kohl-Riggs: Alter the course of politics in Wisconsin. The 23 year-old former UW La Crosse student will appear on the recall election primary ballot next week as a Republican candidate for governor. Meaning, if he gets enough votes, governor Walker doesn't make it through to the general election. Kohl-Riggs has been making campaign appearances, raising money, and touting himself as better republican than governor Walker, in the tradition of Wisconsin's Fightin' Bob La Follette. Kohl-Riggs will talk about his campaign after 4 today on WIZM's La Crosse talk PM with Mitch Reynolds.
Police Investigate Robbery
La Crosse police still investigating an armed robbery reported last night on the southside. Cops says three people robbed four others inside a place on the two thousand block of 14th street last night. The call they got at about ten reported that somebody had been shot. But no shots actually fired. Although one victim was treated at a hospital after getting pistol whipped in the head. No arrests yet.
La Crosse Catholic Parish Begins 150th Anniversary
La Crosse's Catholic community marks a major anniversary.
A year-long celebration of the La Crosse parish's 150th birthday begins this Sunday, with a mass led by Bishop William Callahan. The bishop says the observance also will celebrate the many ethnic groups that settled in La Crosse during its early days. It's also the 50th anniversary of the current St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral on Main Street, dedicated in May of 1962.
Vaccines Yes But No Recommendation for Mandate from Health Nurse
Despite tremendous increases in preventable diseases like whooping cough and measles in Wisconsin, you won't find Traci Lien advocating for mandatory vaccines. The La Crosse county public health nurse, however, will strongly recommend vaccinationations. And she tries to educate about risks associated with the diseases
There is no mandate for vaccinations in the US. However, all fifty states require vaccinations in order to attend public school with certain exemptions available for personal, religious or medical reasons.. Lien says the increasing numbers of those opting to not get vaccinations in part explains recent disease outbreaks.
Fitness Fest This Weekend
The Fourth Annual Festival Foods La Crosse Fitness Festival is this weekend and event planner, Pam Pfister, explains what it's all about.
New this year is the La Crosse Omnium Championship. Stage one racing begins on Saturday near Nodine Minnesota at the Ridgeway Community School. Stage two launches Saturday evening from the foot of the world famous Grandad Bluff. This closed course, race of truth against the clock, goes virtually straight up Grandad, climbing 686 feet in 2.37 miles. Stage three is a classic Criterium race--flat, fast, and furious with final runs going through downtown La Crosse.