Weddings And Basketball Bring Dough To Lax Center
One reason that the La Crosse Center is so busy during most of the year is to make up for a drop in activities in the summer.
Center manager Art Fahey has said that big musical acts prefer outdoor concerts in the warm weather months. That leaves the arena open for other money-making events...such as conventions, and lots of wedding receptions.
The main attraction this week at the Center has been Don Zierden's basketball camp. Coach Z started the camp around the time he led the Bobcats basketball team in the late 90's. And the Milwaukee Bucks will play a pre-season game here in October, for the first time in four years.
Escapees In Florida Court.....Not Coming Home Anytime Soon
The two felons that walked away from a correctional facility in Black River Falls only to be captured later in Florida, will not be coming back to the Badger state anytime soon.
Juneau County Deputies Look For Man Jeep
Juneau County Deputies are looking for a man that they believe robbed a cabin and stole a jeep Tuesday.
Plans To Expand Winona Bridge Making Some Progress
The five-year anniversary of a deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis has brought attention to the condition of other Minnesota bridges...
In Winona, Mayor Jerry Miller has been busy trying to work out repairs or a replacement of the aging river bridge. Miller says Winona is getting plenty of help from elected leaders, from the governor to U-S Senators.
Less than a year after the Twin Cities disaster, Winona's bridge was shut down for several days after the discovery of corroded gusset plates.
CouleeCap Gets Money To Tear Down Houses
4 houses in La Crosse will be demolished thanks in part to money awarded to Coulee Cap of La Crosse County. It's part of the state's Strategic Blight Elimination Program. Department of Financial Institutions Secretary, Peter Bildsten, explains what criteria has to be met before money's are handed down.
$1 million was given to 10 Wisconsin cities for demolition of blighted residential properties. The funds were made available from proceeds of the National Mortgage Settlement received earlier this year by DFI and DOJ.