Burn Ban In Holmen
The Holmen Fire Department has imposed a burn ban until further notice...
It affects an area of 84 square miles, including a large part of Lake Onalaska. Fire chief Doug Schober says open burning, including campfires and burn barrels, will be prohibited until the Holmen area gets significant rain for a day or two. Limits will be put on outdoor cooking fires.
Senior Breakfast At Riverfest Being Moved To Friday
At least one event at Riverfest is being affected by the heat...
The senior breakfast planned for this morning from 7 to 9 a-m is being postponed until tomorrow, when there could be a break in the hot weather. The breakfast will happen Friday morning at the Pepsi Community Tent in Riverside Park.
Power Out On The 4th For Some
Xcel Energy hopes to have power restored to some parts of La Crosse by 10 o'clock this morning.
The outages occurred around 6:30 a-m. Xcel says at least six customers are without power. The cause has not been announced yet.
Baldwin In La Crosse, Talks About Preserving Obamacare
One week after the Supreme Court upheld the 'Obamacare' law, the bill and the court decision remain major topics that could affect the November elections.
Democrat Tammy Baldwin stands out as the one U-S Senate candidate in Wisconsin supporting the health care law. Baldwin campaigned at Riverfest in La Crosse on the 4th of July. She claims that the four Republicans running against her for Herb Kohl's Senate seat would all like to overturn the court ruling and repeal Obamacare...which is one reason she hopes to win the election.
City Bans Fireworks for Fourth of July
That snap, crackle and pop has a little less pizzazz this fourth of July in La Crosse. The city has banned fireworks because of dry conditions. Not just the normally illegal fireworks that explode or shoot up into the sky, rockets-red-glare style, but the package of fourth of July poppers from Kmart. Dry conditions from extreme heat and no rain for a couple of weeks has led the mayor and the fire department to put a ban on all burning outdoors, including fireworks. The fireworks display shot from Pettibone park in La Crosse will not be affected by the ban and, because it would be almost impossible to do the fourth without burgers, brats and dogs, grilling will also be allowed under the fire ban.