Dog Attacks Terrorize Some in City
La Crosse isn't exactly going to the dogs. But there's been a couple attacks in the last few days that may make it seem so. There was the 82 year-old woman out for a morning walk on the city's southside who was charged by two big black dogs. They got a piece fo each of her legs. She was treated at the hospital and given rabies and tetanus shots. And there's the pit bull and the lab duo running free on the northside. Neighbors fear them. Children run from them. And the owner doesn't seem to be in control of them. The two ran after an older couple unloading their car in the morning, chasing them inside their house. The owner of those dogs has been warned he might lose them.
Big Money Ballot Coming
Voters in November will see two multi million referendum questions staring at them. A school district and college both wanting your dollars for improvements. Western Technical College's ballot item comes in at close to $80 million. Concerns?
Western President, Lee Rasch, says most of the approved monies would go towards the La Crosse campus. The La Crosse School District's ballot item comes in at $16 million. It's for a new Northside Elementary School.
Sophia's Saving Grace
Congressman Ron Kind met with a Holmen women Friday to discuss his support for a bill making it's way through the House of Representatives that would find funding for children fighting serious gastrointestinal problems. Karla Dummers daughter has had 16 surgeries in the past 6 months since she was born.
Kind, along with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, have both signed onto the bill that would also call on the Food and Drug Administration to develop more medicines for the disorders. A benefit for Sophia will be held at the Holmen American Legion on September 16th.
Bissen Running For La Crescent Mayor
Former La Crescent City Councilman, Steve Bissen, has decided to make a run at the city's Mayoral position. He talked with WIZM news how it came about.
Bissen will face off against current La Crescent Mayor, Mike Poellinger in November.
Walker Ready For RNC Speech
Governot Scott Walker hopes to make a splash in Florida tomorrow night, not in all the rain expected there, but with his speech he will deliver in front of the Republican National Convention. He spoke to reporters this morning from the south.
Republicans have slimmed down the schedule for the convention due to the impending storms, but Walker is still on track to deliver his speech just before 8pm Central time.