Miller Likes Vikings Bill
READ AFTER NOON!
A new Minnesota Vikings Stadium bill was signed at noon today....and Winona Republican Senator, Jeremy MIller, was asked who will all benefit from the building of a new stadium.
Also, the Minneapolis City Council still needs to vote to approve its share of the stadium financing. The city's contribution is expected to be $150 million for construction and another $189 million for operating costs over the life of the deal, not including interest payments. Governor Mark Dayton's signature on the bill kickstarts a 30 day timeline for the council to give its approval.
Christiansen Named As 2012 Commodore For Riverfest
He thought he was going to a meeting about Freedom Honor Flights...
But Steve Christiansen learned a few months ago that an important job was waiting for him...Commodore of La Crosse's Riverfest.
Christiansen is the C-E-O of Merchants Bank in La Crosse and Onalaska, and moved to La Crosse from Caledonia less than 10 years ago. He and his wife Pat were introduced as the newest presiding couple of Riverfest today...about a month-and-a-half before the July 3rd start of the yearly festival at La Crosse's Riverside Park.
Downtown Mainstreet Veto Overriden
As expected, La Crosse mayor Matt Harter's latest veto didn't last. The city council has voted to override a veto from the mayor that he made last month to withhold allocated funding for Downtown Mainstreet Incorporated. Harter said he vetoed the six thousand dollars in funding from the downtown business development organization out of the conviction that private entities should not receive public dollars in order to operate.
UW-L And Loggers Join Forces
The La Crosse Loggers and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse have announced an agreement in principle to provide for the long term financial stability of the UW-La Crosse baseball program and to raise funds needed for enhancement to the baseball facilities at city owned Copeland Park.
Lax Drug Homicide Case May Be Affected By Miranda Rights
The famous 'Miranda warning' given during an arrest requires police to tell suspects that they have the right to get an attorney before questioning.
That right to a lawyer could have an effect on the reckless homicide case of Cain Moss in La Crosse County. Moss is one of two people accused of giving a fatal dose of drugs to a local man last summer. The other suspect, Christina Lorenz, has pled guilty and will be sentenced in July. Moss's attorney wants some of her client's statements to police to be suppressed during trial, because there wasn't a lawyer present. And those statements could include information on where police could find the hidden body of victim Anthony DuCharme. No trial date has been set for Moss. A judge could rule on the admission of those statements within a few weeks.