New video of the Viking's Metrodome roof collapse was to be released Thursday by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. New MSFC chair Ted Mondale compared the 60-second security camera video of the Metrodome collapse to The Blair Witch Project.
Meanwhile, as folks there continue to discuss building a new roof........scheduling headaches are an every day occurence now for high school and college baseball teams that were to play in the dome this year. Take UW-L's baseball program.
Head baseball Coach, Chris Schwarz. He says they rescheduled about 6 games and double headers....better then some teams that may have to resschedule as many as 15 games.
It didn't take long to name a new football coach at Central High School.
Tony Servais will take over the reigns to replace David Cayler. Servais was one of two internal candidates interviewed for the job. The other, Jon Larson. Both Servais and Larson were assistant coaches under Cayler.
According to the school....Servais has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the Central Athletic program serving as an assistant for football and basketball and as an educator as well.
Cayler announced his resignation after 16 years at the helm...back in Janaury.
Starting Monday, Dodge, Goodhue, Olmsted and Wabasha counties in Minnesota will be under a deer feeding ban as part of an effort to fight chronic wasting disease in the state. A wild deer killed near Pine Island last November tested positive for the disease.
Minnesota DNR big-game coordinator Lou Cornicelli says CWD testing has gone on now for a while.
The feeding ban is meant to reduce deer-to-deer transmission of the disease by reducing the amount of locations where they would concentrate.
A 'brazen attack' on the middle class...
That's how La Crosse Democrat Jennifer Shilling describes Governor Walker's bill to reform negotiations with state employees. Republican Walker has cancelled the extensions on five contracts that expired two years ago. State Rep Shilling says the Walker bill will wreck decades of negotiations between the state and its workers. Former state labor negotiator Joe Wineke says state workers also may find it harder to settle grievances. Wineke says a typical state employee making 50-thousand dollars a year would lose nearly three thousand dollars in income, through Walker's plan.
The UW-L baseball program is breathing a bit easier today after it was announced that the Lacrosse Loggers winter BBQ raised just over $70 thousand for the college program. Loggers GM Chris Goodell said the response was above his expectations.
The event drew just over one thousand fans and was highlighted by Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Paul Molitor as well as former Milwaukee Brewer teammates Jim Gantner and Jerry Augustine, who played baseball at UW-L. Sponsors include Kwik Trip and the Friends of Baseball at UW-L Committee.
For more information on the UW-L baseball program, go to www.saveuwlbaseball.com