Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Cops were checking to see who was handing out candy last night, and in Sparta, cops busted the Joker.
Sparta police and a probation agent were conducting compliance checks on offenders who prohibited from participating in Halloween Trick or Treat festivities. Police found that 24 year old Vincent Bell from Sparta, had his porch light on and was dressed up as The Joker. Bell also had a bowl of candy ready to give out to children.
Bell was found to be in violation of his probation rules and taken into custody.
What would you be willing to pay for the courthouse parking lot in downtown La Crosse?
Community development specialist Brian Fukuda has come up with a ballpark value, in case developers want to build on the block between State and Vine where the courthouse stood 50 years ago. Fukuda suggests that the lot could sell for around $1.5 million. A space study just presented to the county suggests that new county offices could be built on the north end of that parking lot...at the loss of about 100 surface parking stalls. Fukuda says he checked into the possible value of the block, after hearing comments that the courthouse lot is only worth about a dollar.
Some critter comfort in Onalaska...
The city's park board is denying a request to trap muskrats in a conservancy area near Highway 53. A citizen asked the park department for permission to set traps in retention ponds at the Greens Coulee Park. Alderman Erik Sjolander tells us the park board could not find evidence that muskrats are creating a nuisance in that area. Outdoor experts say the price of muskrat pelts has increased sharply in the Midwest over the last two years.