Burke New La Crosse Democratic Party Chair
The democratic party of La Crosse county brought in Tammy Baldwin last night....she's the only democrat running to replace Senator Herb Kohl. And tonight, the only democratic candidate for Governor, Senator Tim Cullen, will make a stop in La Crosse. All leading up to a big recall charge this weekend, says new party chair, Vicki Burke.
Burke, who takes the top spot in the party this week, says the party will gather across the street from the republican headquarters opening on Saturday then will make one final push in gathering signatures in the recall attempt of Governor Scott Walker.
Frac Mining Decision Put On Hold In Winona County
Should Winona County put the brakes on frac sand mining. That question is now being debated amongst residents there. At a county board hearing last week, most of the speakers from the Winona County Board backed a moratorium, voicing concerns ranging from air and water quality, to road damage, to health issues. Moratorium opponents touted the potential economic benefits of sand mining. Jason Gillman says they heard quite a bit that night.
The board deferred a decision until its January 10th meeting. Eight sand mine permit applications have been filed in Winona County.
After the revelry of New Year's Eve many of us will settle down to set goals for 2012. And rather than hitting those weight-loss resolutions full tilt in the new year, Mayo Health System's Marianne Fritz suggests starting small and working from there...
By making small, manageable changes, the Health Promotion Consulting says, you won't be making the same resolution, to lose weight or quit smoking, again this time next year.
Possible Dolowy Murder Suspect Still Being Studied
A new 'person of interest' was scheduled to be interviewed this past fall about a cold-case murder in La Crosse County...
Sheriff's Captain Kurt Papenfuss says an interview has been done, and a DNA sample could be obtained to see if the man is connected to Terry Dolowy's death. But they're not much closer to charging anyone with the 1985 murder of Dolowy. Her headless body was found burning in a ditch, and DNA was taken from her remains a few years ago. Papenfuss tells us that in order to bring a new perspective to the case, an investigator in the D-A's office is reviewing the files on Dolowy's death.
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.