Top Angler Van Damm Not Happy With DNR Green Bay Ruling
Todd Faircloth, the winner of the Bassmasters Elite Tourny held in La Crosse this weekend, will take his $100 thousand winning check to Green bay with him. An area that some are not familiar with. One that has been there before, Kevin Van Damm, the best angler ever to hit the waters, says he WAS excited about the event.....before the state got involved.
Van Damm says they would love to come back to the La Crosse again....as for other parts of Wisconsin...that may not happen. Van Damm finished 13th in the Elite tourny....1 spot shy of making the top 12 and fishing one more day.
Wolf Numbers Show Dramatic Increase and Possible Leveling
Adrian Wydeven can remember when there were only a few wolves wandering around in Wisconsin. A few dozen at the most. The most recent count, says the DNR biologist, is a far cry from that; nearly nine hundred wolves. Or somewhere around that
Wydeven believes a hunt this fall could get the state closer to the goal of 350 wolves this fall.
Holmen Sign Rules Get Updates
First it was the city of La Crosse. Then the county. Then Onalaska. Now, Holmen is closing in on new sign regulations. Including updated rules for electronic signs
Village adminstrator Scott Heinig. He says the sign rules--like so many others in the village--are simply out of date. While other local governments are tackling issues surrounding electronic billboards, that won't be an issue in Holmen; the village doesn't permit any billboards at all.
Wisconsin Pension System Maybe Not All That
How healthy is Wisconsin's state pension system? The healthiest. A Pew study of all state pension systems finds that Wisconsin's is the only one that is fully funded. Meaning that obligations for retirees are being fully met by the state. Not quite, according to other studies, which find that the figures that Pew bases its evaluation on are supplied by the states and not always accurate. Like with Wisconsin, which one group found was deeply in debt and only 60 percent funded, based on actual accounting principles that privately-managed pensions use.
1 Dead In Moped Accident
A Coon Valley man has died after after crashing his moped into an oncoming semi truck Saturday. The Vernon County Sheriff's Department says the crash happened on Central Avenue in the Village of Coon Valley at about 4:25 p.m. on Saturday. 63 year old Bobby Livangood was traveling westbound when his moped crossed the center line, striking an oncoming semi-truck. He was not wearing a helmet at the time and suffered several severe injuries. Livangood was transported to Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse where he died Sunday. The driver of the semi-truck did not suffer any injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff's Department.