Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Town of Campbell fire department continues to deal with fire at a warehouse structure on Bainbridge street on French Island that started overnight. An explosion at the Omaha Track company site started some chipped railroad ties on fire, producing smoke that led to a shelter alert on the island.
Stuck in the middle of the great debate over what to do with Rose Street in La Crosse is Nick Roush. The president of the North La Crosse Business Association would love to force the DOT to change its construction plans for Rose to be better for business. But the reality for Roush is that doing so might mean losing a million dollars to improve the appearance of the corridor. Despite what some in city hall think. Roush plans a meeting this week with city reps. He'll try to convince them to agree to what the DOT wants with maybe just a few potential city-friendly changes.
Joe Katchever might be growing. But he's not going. Katchever's the brewmaster for Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse. He'll use some state and county loans to expand at the old La Crosse Rubber Mills building on the northside. With no plans to go elsewhere. Katchever tells us he likes the space he's in. Especially the history of the building. Katchever plans to triple his production to 10 thousand barrels in the next five years. That production expansion will also come with adding about 20 employees.
At first, they just wanted to improve the nursing station. But soon, administrators at a Prairie du Chien hospital decided it was time for a new, larger building with a new name. Spokeswoman Sasha Dull at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie met with visitors to the new hospital this weekend. Patients will be brought to the $37 million facility on Thursday. The medical center replaces Prairie Memorial Hospital, which has been in a residential neighborhood since the 1950's.
Warmer summers and colder winters in recent years are often blamed on long-term climate changes. So are frequent flooding, and a boom in the mosquito population. La Crosse County is one of four areas in Wisconsin receiving funding for a program called BRACE, aimed at increasing government response to emergencies tied to changes in climate. Health educator Al Bliss also says the county has a four-year mitigation plan in place for that purpose. Bliss will speak with the La Crosse County Board tonight about what's covered by the BRACE program.