Final Days Of Minnesota Legislature
(AP) The pressure is building on Minnesota legislators as they enter what could be the final week of session. Legislators so far have little to show for their work, but that could change rapidly. A new session for the Minnesota Vikings, borrowing for construction projects and tax changes are the major issues in play heading into Monday's floor sessions. The stadium bill has been the most-watched issue of the session. Gov. Mark Dayton has pushed hard for a $1 billion project on the site of the current Metrodome that would guarantee the Vikings' future in Minnesota for the next 30 years. The proposal has limped through several committees bu hasn't had floor votes yet.
Boater Gordon's Body Found After 3-Week Search
The body of a missing Onalaska man has been found in the lake where he was last seen just before Easter.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says a boater found the body of Todd Gordon on Sunday morning, not far from where he was believed to have fallen into the water.
Kondracki Retirement Today
Final day on the job for La Crosse's top cop. Chief Ed Kondracki retires after 19 years. Although he still has unfinished business. Especially when it comes to the city's growing drug problem
Along with his time in the Milwaukee police department, Kondracki has spent a total of 47 years in law enforcement.
Aquinas Student Gets Big Honor
Madeline Haupert, an Aquinas High School Senior, is one of only 16 female athletes in the State of Wisconsin to earn the title WIAA Scholar Athlete. The scholar athletes were chosen from among 800 seniors nominated by 400 high schools. Some of Haupert's accomplishment's...11 varsity letters in cross country, gymnastics and track...a former state champion in track......Aquinas High School Honor Roll and National Honor Society. Madeline will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 6th in Wausau.
Phosphorous Mandates Could Cost Sewage Customers Millions
Think you're paying alot in water and sewer charges now? Just wait until La Crosse has to upgrade the sewage treatment plant to deal with increased restrictions on phosphorous releases. It's plenty of equipment and facility upgrades. Very costly, according to the most recent estimates city water utility manager Mark Johnson has received
Sewage treatment plant improvements could be required to deal with the phosphorous mandates in just a few years.