Preliminary Numbers Hint at Crime Jump in La Crosse for 2012
Guest House the Focus of Committee Demolition Decision
The Guest House Motel in La Crosse is closed now. But the fourth
Meet The New Judge...Same As The Old Judge
Six years ago, a lot of people in La Crosse County wanted to be a judge.
In 2007, three new circuit judges were elected, all after hotly contested campaigns. But this year, it looks like those judges will all be guaranteed new terms. With one day left to file papers, no one has stepped forward to run against Todd Bjerke, Scott Horne, Elliott Levine...or Ramona Gonzalez, who's going for her fourth term. Two other area judges...Todd Ziegler in Monroe County, and John Damon in Trempealeau County...also are unopposed. A state Supreme Court primary is in the works, with two challengers facing Justice Pat Roggensack.
Kader Unopposed For Recall, So Far
The list of candidates in a special recall election in La Crosse now includes Audrey Kader, and...well, that's it.
The filing deadline for the January 29th recall race in the 11th Council district is 5 p.m. today. But by late this morning, no challengers to Kader had filed papers in the city clerk's office. Local tea party members are backing the recall drive against the city council president, claiming that Kader wants to keep the public from speaking out at council meetings. Potential candidates were not able to start collecting signatures until late last week.
Changes On Grandad Bluff Won't Change Skyrockers Show Much
La Crosse's fireworks experts are busy on the bluff today, setting up for their colorful midnight New Year's show...
Skyrockers spokesman Jonathan Vermes says his group is adjusting to changes resulting from construction done at the top of Grandad Bluff. Jonathan tells us the location of the lighted 'falls' that go down the bluff may be moved a little. The main show happens tonight at 12 o'clock, but there's also the early Skyrockers performance at 6 p-m.