Group to Launch Effort in Favor of La Crosse Administrator
Local tea party activists have pitted themselves against the plan for a city administrator in La Crosse for months. Now proponents will take the other side. The Administrator Yes! campaign launches Tuesday morning in city hall. La Crosse voters will face a binding referendum in April on whether to add a city administrator. Those supporting the change say it will lead to cost-cutting efficiencies in city government. Critics say it will just mean more government.
Police Arrest Drunk Driver With Two Small Children in Car
Among the many drunk drivers La Crosse police stopped over the week-end, is the one young woman who faces additional charges because of who she was in the car with. Cops say 22 year-old May Yang was driving early Sunday morning with double the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Besides being drunk, they say she was also texting. In the back seat, two kids; two and five years old. Only one of which was buckled in. Cops say they found a booster seat for the other child in Yang's trunk.
Bond Set For Sparta Man Shot By Police
A Sparta man who was shot by police after pointing a rifle at them last month, was in a Monroe County courtroom today. Bond in the amount of $2500 was set for 19 year old Jacob Olsen. Olsen was shot twice by Sparta Police Sgt. Booker Ferguson January 19th after ignoring several commands to drop the rifle. Olsen was taken to a hospital in Sparta, but was later transferred to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse for treatment of gunshots wounds to the chest and abdomen. Olsen was released from the hospital last Friday, and was booked into the Monroe County Jail on possible charges of pointing a gun at an officer and second degree recklessly endangering safety. More charges are pending a review of a Department of Justice investigation. Olsen was scheduled to appear in court again next week.
Winona Woman Dies After Being Hit By Car
A Winona woman died Sunday morning after being hit by a car while walking to church. The accident, on Broadway between Kansas and Libery streets happened around 8am.
Want Some Packer Stock Eh!
(AP) Canadians who want to buy a share of Green Bay Packers stock will now get their chance. The team said Monday it has cleared Canadian regulatory requirements and is now selling shares north of the border. Each share costs $250. In the U.S., there's also a $25 handling fee. In Canada, the charge is $35. The team had offered 280,000 shares for sale. It says it had 17,000 left as of Feb. 14, and the sale will end Feb. 29 unless the team sells out first. The money is being used to fund stadium expansion. The shares pay no dividends and have virtually no re-sale value. But they do come with a piece of paper declaring holders a team owner and conferring the right to attend the annual stockholder meeting.