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As the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus comes alive with students once again, one looming thought crosses Chancellor, Joe Gow's mind.
Gow says he and other local college heads met recently with La Crosse Police interim Chief, Rob Abraham about the growing heroine problem in the city. The main concern says Gow is not on the campus but off campus where people rob and steal to get money to buy the drug.
Governor Scott Walker's recall win this year shows that the republican numbers are there for the state to cast their votes towards the Romney/Ryan ticket in November. That's according to Matt Rhodes with the Romney campaign. Rhodes also said over a million people were fooled 4 years ago.
Rhodes also says with the number of people who came out to vote for Walker in the dead of summer with election fatigue...it once again shows how strong the support is for the republican party in the state.
Less apple pies in La Crosse County schools this year? County Nutrionist, Linda Lee, who oversees the Farm 2 School program, says the weather may play into a smaller crop this year.
The program uses locally grown fruits and vegetables which go to schools in Onalaska, Holmen, Bangor, West Salem and La Crosse.
Many bars and restaurants fought against smoke-free dining laws for Wisconsin...
But a new statewide survey shows that people working at those businesses feel healthier now because of the two-year-old tobacco ban. La Crosse County health educator Judi Zabel says restaurant and bar staffers have said they're happy not to go home with smoky-smelling clothes. The survey also shows that only one-third of Wisconsin residents are now exposed to smoke outside the home. The percentage was over 50 per cent when the law took effect.
No open burning in Onalaska, for now...
The Onalaska Fire Department has issued a ban on open fires in the city and parts of surrounding towns, until further notice. One measure of the fire danger in Onalaska is at its highest level. All of La Crosse County is within a 'very high' danger zone for fires, according to the Wisconsin DNR, while almost all of the state that's south of La Crosse County is at a 'high' risk level.