Motel Robber Sought by La Crosse Police
87 Year-Old Nets First OWI
Among the many drunk drivers La Crosse police have had to deal with recently, one southside guy has collected his very first. At 87 years old. They've got a witness who saw the octagenarian late at night gun his car up over a boulevard and into a tree. And then juice it in reverse and slam in to a truck parked on the street. The impacts were enough to deploy airbags in his car. On the breathalyzer, they say he blew just over the legal limit for driving.
Gundersen Top Property Tax Payer
When it comes to property value in the city of La Crosse, it's Gundersen Lutheran and everybody else.
Franciscan House Razing in Front of Council Committees this Week
This week, the La Crosse city council will begin tackling more parking. This time, the city is getting asked to weigh in on whether Franciscan Skemp can tear down six houses for parking and green space. Not the nicest houses, says Tim Acklin, in the city planner's office; they need some work. The city would rather the medical center build up rather than out but the parking and green space align with Franciscan's long range planning. The city planner's office is recommending that Franciscan Skemp get approved to take down the houses.
Fitness Fest Takes to Streets (And Closes Some) in La Crosse
A little more traffic on the streets of La Crosse this week-end. But it will be mostly the human-powered variety. The fitness fest is bringing thousands of walkers, runners and bikers to city streets. Fitness Fest races will also close some streets. Bliss road up to Grandad Bluff will be closed from four to seven tomorrow night. On Sunday, the Cass Street Bridge will close early for the start of the Fitness Fest marathon. At various times on Sunday; Second street, Third street, La Crosse street, Front street and Losey Boulevard will all close in order to give up pavement time for runners and bicyclists. http://lacrossefitnessfestival.com/docs/lff_roadclosingsopenings.pdf