Cornett Says Let Them Build
Ryan Cornett knew he was buying a house near some railroad tracks. Hard for the northside city council member to miss the ten track-wide Canadian Pacific yard and it's constant switching and shuffling of cars. But he doesn't mind and his kids love the trains. Still, he's got concerns about the third set of tracks CP has planned for near his house. Big concern about neighbors getting across those tracks. Canadian Pacific will build the mile long stretch of tracks near the Amtrak station next year. The company pledges to pay for all improvements to the street crossings impacted.
Tomah Guy In Deeper Now
The Tomah man who was fired at by a Twin Cities police officer on Sunday has some unfinished cases waiting in La Crosse County. James Frei was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Wal-Mart in St. Paul. Frei is accused of pointing a weapon twice at an off-duty officer working at the store. The officer fired his gun at Frei, who drove off in a pickup and crashed the truck during a chase. A La Crosse judge issued a warrant for Frei last week, after failing to appear for hearings on local traffic charges.
Hmong Mutual Assistance Association Discrimination Case
When Thai Vue was abruptly fired as head of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association of La Crosse in 2010, he accused the association of age and sex discrimination. Vue claimed the HMAA board had made plans to replace him with a woman who was more than 20 years younger, as part of a new direction for the agency. Now, a state labor judge rules there is 'probable cause' to believe Vue was discriminated against, and he could get a 'merit hearing' soon. Vue had been director of the Hmong Association since the mid-1980's. He also became the first Hmong resident elected to the La Crosse School Board.
Road Improvements Coming?
Improvement for a couple of streets in La Crosse are on the table today in city hall. So-called greenways are being considered for King and 17th streets. Kind of like bicycle boulevards, says Lewis Kuhlman in the city's planning office. The city has other streets in mind for similar bike friendly adjustments. Changes that could cost tens of thousands of dollars to implement.
Logan Girls Softball Team To Be Honored At Brewer Game
La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park and Explore La Crosse congratulates State Championship Logan High School Girls Softball Team. The team will receive special recognition during pre-game festivities on the field at Miller Park on Thursday as part of the 18th Annual La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park.
Logan High School Activities Director Steve Hole says the team is very excited. He says not only are they outstanding student athletes and one of the best teams he's ever worked with but they are amazing ambassadors for La Crosse and the state of Wisconsin.