Oktoberfest Funds Covered For Two Years
More news coming from Oktoberfest. Mitch Reynolds is at the southside fest grounds.
Murder Investigation Making Progress
The La Crosse Police Department in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Investigations continue to investigate both the drive by shooting on La Crosse's north side and the Sara Hougom homicide from March 26th. Currently there is no one in custody and no one has been charged in either incident. The investigation, however, has made progress. Investigators have identified people of interest, some of which have been interviewed and some that are yet to be located. La Crosse police say the investigation is at a critical juncture and releasing additional information could compromise the progress being made.
So Why Did The Referendum Lose!
So why did the La Crosse City Administrator referendum fail? We asked UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, his thoughts on the matter.
He says people in La Crosse are more conservative when it comes to change unless they think they have a pretty good idea of what's going to happen. The referendum failed by a vote of 5,937 to 3,934.
Mayor Floats Idea Of Selling Permits For Parade Spots
If Oktoberfest needs more sources of funding, how about issuing permits for spots along the parade routes?
La Crosse Mayor Matt Harter says it's an idea worth studying...and such a permit might allow the holder to drink openly at the parade site, which is not allowed now. Harter suggests a permit fee of around $5 to $10. He brought up the permit idea during an appearance today on "The Morning Sickness" on 95-7 The Rock.
Hough Will Ask For Recount In Mayor's Race
The challenger to Tomah's incumbent mayor says she wants a recount. According to unofficial results, Mayor John Rusch defeated Shannon Hough (HUFF) 755 votes to 750 votes in Tuesday's election. Hough has already asked the Tomah City Clerk's office for a recount, but an official canvass of votes must be completed before she can formally request a recount. The city clerk is waiting on 14 absentee ballots that have not been returned. In the meantime.......we asked Hough how a woman from California who lived in Tomah for a year.......darn near beat a man that's lived there his whole life.
The canvass will likely be complete Monday morning, at which point Hough has three days to file for a recount.