Hougom Funeral At St. Joseph On Friday
Services are planned tomorrow at a church on St. Joseph Ridge for the young woman shot to death in La Crosse this week.
Sara Hougom died shortly after being shot Monday at an apartment building on Division Street. Police have not made any arrests in the case yet. They're still investigating whether there was a connection between Hougom's shooting and gunshots fired a few minutes earlier at a house on Island Street in north La Crosse.
Garbage Rule Changes Head to City Council
The hope with new garbage regulations in La Crosse is that the rules will lead to a cleaner city overall. Doing that through some potential fines, says city public works director, Dale Hexom, and some education about the best way to get rid of your trash as well
The city's public works board this week has agreed to new regulations that have been worked on for months. Among changes: a limit to large items that can be put in the garbage at once and a requirement that all garbage goes in a container. The city council will also have to approve the new rules at a meeting next month.
ATC Open Houses
American Transmission Co. is continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project with the third in a series of public open houses presenting preliminary routes for the proposed 150- to 170-mile, 345-kilovolt line from north of the La Crosse area to northern Dane County. Approximately 9,000 potentially affected landowners, public officials and other stakeholders will receive invitations in the mail this week. ATC is hosting six informational open houses throughout the project study area to present a map of preliminary routes and provide more information about the project. There will be no formal presentation.
Open houses at all locations run from 1 to 7 p.m.
New Congressional Candidate Targets Fed Health Reforms
Going after federal health care reforms has become the trademark of republicans running for congress this year. And Chippewa Falls' Edward Martin is no exception
Martin, a retired army sergeant, joins another army veteran in the race to unseat La Crosse democratic congressman Ron Kind. Former Fort McCoy garrison commander and state Veterans Affairs secretary Ray Boland announced earlier this year that he would run for the seat.
Santorum Stumps In Sparta
The first presidential candidate to hit this part of the state says healthcare in America is about to blow up. Republican Rick Santorum stopped off in Sparta this morning and says healthcare starts with a business.
The former Pennsylvania Senator pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. He says healthcare is the most important issue in the election.