Voted ID Events To Be Held
4 events will be held next week to shed some light on the state's new voter ID law that went into effect Sunday. As Jane Klekamp tells us, The League of Women Voters, AARP & the La Crosse County Aging Unit are all in on the educational sessions.
In addition to education about the law the League, AARP and the Aging Unit will be available to offer assistance to voters who want to get the ID to vote but may not quite understand how, when and where to begin. La Crosse County Clerk, Ginny Dankmeyer will attend each event to offer advice about the new law and to answer questions. They will be held in Onalaska, Holmen, La Crosse and West Salem.
No Snow Means No Dough
Not getting your sledding, snowmobiling and skiing in yet due to a lack of snow? Danielle Johnson with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism says when the state does see a lack of snow.......some people just move their winter activities....indoors.
She says places like the Dells......MIlwaukee and Lake Geneva don't really have to use much of their advertising dollars this time of the year either......people know with no snow........there's no play.
State Shaped Mitten Controversy Over
Seems like the mitten hub bub in the state has callmed down a bit.
Danielle Johnson says in light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is asking the public to visit a Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center or participating chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau during business hours throughout Wisconsin between today and January 15th to donate new or gently used mittens. The mittens will then be donated to local charities.
More On Fake Pot Bust
An Alma woman, busted this week for running a synthetic marijuana business that netted over a million dollars this year, will be back in court next week. Police says they had their eyes on 40 year old Tamara Schrock and 25 year old Blake Dennis, also of Alma, for the past 6 months. Both face charges of possessing synthetic marijuana and running a drug trafficking place.
Buffalo County deputy's raided a home in Alma on December 21st, after police in Winona were tipped off to a package for Dennis delivered to a UPS facility and it was later found to have synthetic marijuana. Officers said nobody was home when the raid began, and they found drugs that were packaged for sale plus a manufacturing operation hidden above the rafters in a garage.
An estimated 200 thousand dollars worth of synthetic pot was seized that day along with a car and a shotgun. Schrock returned home while the raid was taking place, and she implicated Dennis. Schrock is free on bond, while authorities have yet to find Dennis.
Safe Ride This Weekend
If you are partying it up this weekend and find yourself needing a ride home...the chances are good that the bar you go to is a part of the Lacrosse County Tavern League Safe Ride program.
Dave Berger says they expect to add quite a few riders this weekend to the 165 thousand plus that have taken advantage of the free program in the last year.