Council Votes on Ramp Deal this Week
Ten million for the parking ramp. Eighteen million for the third Riverside Center building. Under the deal, Weber will build both, but the city will buy the parking ramp from him once it's complete.
More Money Sought for Campground Audit
That first 35 thousand dollars wasn't quite enough.
The La Crosse city council is poised to approve more money to pay some of the leftover legal and accounting bills from the Pettibone campground and RV park audit. Back in 2007, The council approved spending up to 35 grand to audit the campground because of multiple questions over use. At the time, council members also wanted to insure the campground was being run by Mark Pretasky the way A.W. Pettibone would have wanted when he donated the land to the city in 1901. The city is now negotiating a new lease with Pretasky. But apparently has rung up nearly 15 thousand dollars in fees above the 35 thousand originally approved for the audit.
35 Open After Fiery Crash
Highway 35 near Goose Island has reopened, following a head-on crash between a car and a semi. The Car reportedly crossed the center line and hit the truck, causing a fire.
UWL Tennis Close To Money Deadline
They're close to 'match point' in reaching a fund-raising goal...
The U-W-L tennis program has about a week left to raise money to keep the teams playing next year. Coach Bill Hehli says his program and the campus baseball team have been working together to save what they have.
Unnamed donors just gave money to U-W-L to keep the baseball team playing for several more years. The tennis teams need about 65-thousand dollars to pay bills for the next five years.
Hwy 35 Closed
An accident has closed traffic on Highway 35 south of La Crosse. Traffic is closed both directions because of the crash, which apparently involves a car and a semi. The accident happened just north of the entrance to Goose Island. Traffic is being diverted.