Moped Death Reported At West Salem
A moped crash in West Salem reportedly has killed a local woman.
Sources tell us the accident happened last night in the West Salem area, and that the woman was alone on the moped when the crash happened. Police are still investigating.
Clean Up In Aisle Trane
It's not just one or two formerly contaminated building sites that the city of La Crosse has big plans for. And some have already been developed. And they're all really expensive. That's part of the information gathered by the state's Natural Resources board ahead of a meeting today in Onalaska. The state has supplied some big grants for cleanup at sites like the current Century Link building, the big industrial park Kwik Trip bakery and at the former Trane plant 6 site on the northside. La Crosse Area Development Corporation head, Jim Hilll says a project at that site could still begin this year, with most of the prep for the site now done, including contamination cleanup and eight feet of fill dumped on the site to get it above the floodplain.
Gilman Gets La Crosse Job
If there's one job in La Crosse city hall that comes with some extra scrutiny, it's the city planner. You can ask the former planner Larry Kirch about that. Mayor Tim Kabat says the newly approved Jason Gilman will be able to handle that level of critical observation. City council members unanimously approved Gilman at special meetings on Tuesday. Gilman was the Onalaska planner for 16 years before leaving for a similar position in Winona county just a few years ago.
YWCA/WTC Enter Into An Agreement
The YWCA of the Coulee Region will announce a partnership Tuesday morning with Western Technical College that will keep affordable and accessible child care in downtown La Crosse. It will be at the future YWCA Child Center located on Western Technical College’s La Crosse campus.
The WTC board, back in January, voted to close the center.
How does a mac and cheese cupcake sound? Or maybe deep fried ribs. Those are among the new food offerings at the Minnesota State Fair this year. Fair officials announced about 50 new treats for fair-goers. They include a burger dog and chilled bread pudding. There's even a salad -- of sorts. Grandma Deb's Snicker Bar Salad has chopped Snickers, apples, whipped cream and caramel sauce. This year's Minnesota State Fair runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 7.