Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
The Public Service Commission last week announced that the application
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is proud to announce the endorsement of Julian Bradley for Secretary of State following a vote at its 2014 State Convention. The candidate endorsement was supported by more than 65 percent of Republican delegates following speeches from three candidates vying for the office. "Today, Republican delegates cast a vote of confidence for Julian Bradley as he runs for Secretary of State," said Brad Courtney, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "As we look toward a victorious Election Day for Republicans, we believe our endorsed candidate will serve as the right choice for voters this November 4th."
The La Crosse GOP won the County of the Year award for 2013
from the Republican Party of Wisconsin on Saturday in Milwaukee, the top
honor for the local groups that comprise the state Republican party.
Chairman Bill Feehan accepted the award in the company of nearly two dozen
delegates from La Crosse at the county chairmen’s banquet held at the Hyatt
Regency in Milwaukee.
"We've worked incredibly hard to build the local party over the past
several years," said Feehan. ”This is a shared accomplishment. Without this
dedicated and talented team, we wouldn't have the opportunity to accept
The County of the Year Award recognizes one county each year for growth in
membership, grassroots activity, and community involvement, among other
The award for La Crosse comes in the midst of a bustling Republican Party
of Wisconsin convention attended by about 2,000 people, highlighted by an
energetic presence by La Crosse native and Secretary of State candidate
Julian Bradley, who overwhelmingly won the RPW endorsement earlier Saturday.
"We've come a long way in a few short years, but the real goal is to make
sure voters always have a conservative choice at the polls," said Feehan.
Adding to recognitions received by La Crosse, former LCRP chairman Walter
Baltz of West Salem earned the state party’s Alvan Bovay Award, the state
party’s top honor for lifetime achievement as a party leader in each
La Crosse will host the Republican Party’s state convention in May 2015. The choice was announced at the party’s annual convention on Saturday in Milwaukee. The announcement came shortly after the La Crosse County Republican Party accepted the County of the Year, the state party's top award honoring just one county party a year and later in a day when Julian Bradley overwhelmingly won the state party’s endorsement. "It's an incredibly exciting time to be a Republican in La Crosse County, and that excitement is going to continue into next year," said Bill Feehan, La Crosse County Republican Party chairman. "It's an honor to have our city chosen for this statewide event.” The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau helped put together the winning bid. Executive Director Dave Clements said: "The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the La Crosse County Republican Party, The La Crosse Center and all of our hospitality partners are excited to host the State Republican Convention in May of 2015. We are pleased the Republican party has selected La Crosse and we appreciate the economic impact it will bring to this area.” “The scenic beauty of the Mississippi River, Grandad Bluff, and our entire region offers an ideal setting for this convention,” said Clements.
Winona Police are investigating a death after a body was discovered in a motorhome Winona Thursday night. According to the investigation, a group of people discovered the body in an exterior cargo bin during a stop at the Shopko in Winona. They'd rented the recreational vehicle from a business in Anoka County.
Police responded about 10 p.m. to the store after receiving a call about a dead person. The body has been brought to Mayo Clinic for an autopsy and formal identification, according to officials with the Winona Police Department.
No other information, including the gender or approximate age of the victim, and possible cause of death, is being released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office are assisting the Winona Police Department's investigation.
It only took a few minutes to settle on a new strategy...
Officials from the town of Onalaska spoke with their lawyer at a special meeting today, and decided to make a second try at incorporation. The town's original petition was knocked down by a La Crosse judge this week, mostly over how the petition was written. Town board members plan to fix the legal language, and collect a few dozen signatures on the new petition. The village of Holmen took the township to court the first time, because Holmen wants to annex some of the same land that could be included in a possible Village of Midway.
He was arrested two months ago in a La Crosse drug raid, and was released from jail a short time later.
Now, 19-year-old James Washington is back behind bars...for cocaine possession, and bail-jumping. Washington returned to the La Crosse jail yesterday, and is expected in court this afternoon. He and Aaron Thompson were busted in March on charges of selling crack to a police informant. The two are suspected of collaborating with Ernest Knox, who is now facing federal charges because of area drug activity.
Just about a foot to go until flood stage in La Crosse...
Weather forecasters are predicting that the Mississippi will get to 12 feet in La Crosse by next Tuesday or Wednesday. The water was almost up to 11 feet late this morning. The Mississippi is now a foot-and-a-half above flood stage upstream at Wabasha, and should get to flood level at Winona tomorrow.