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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Former Heileman Owner Dies

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The former owner of La Crosse's Heileman Brewing Company has died. Alan Bond died early today at the age of 77. Bond was an Australian man who accumulated great wealth through a variety of business interests, but who ended up spending time in prison for a series of corporate crimes in what at the time was Australia's biggest ever corporate fraud. He ran Bond Holdings company which operated what is now the City Brewery when it was still a national player in the brewing industry. Bond died following complications from open heart surgery.

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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Last Day for First Year of New School

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Last day of school for students at the new Northside Elementary School Thursday. And for the 520 plus 70 additional students, it's a much needed summer break. Interim Principal, Larry McHahon says they didn't expect that many students when school began September 2nd but
 
 
 
the district quickly hired 4 additional teachers and within weeks, McHahon sais it was business as usual. Other then that, he says the first year in the new school was a success.
 

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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Bike Trail's 50th Celebrated

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One of the most popular biking trails in the country turns 50 tomorrow and bike riders from across the country plan on attending the celebration. Being held at the Kendall Depot, home of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Friends of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail President Dave Heilman says former governor Tommy Thompson will also be on hand. 
 
 
 
Other speakers include Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett and Kurt Thiede from the Department of Natural Resources. There are other events taking place in the communities along the trail tomorrow morning. Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds at the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail Headquarters in Kendall all afternoon.

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The future of a high-end Shelby subdivision hangs in the balance. You got Shelby, the county, the school district and developers all pushing forward on the plan for Willow Heights, the former Irish Hills golf course. And then the city of La Crosse. With a mayor thinking he can work out a deal by Thursday's city council meeting to share tax revenue from the development. And without that deal, the council might not approve the subdivision plans
 
 
 
 
 
Shelby town chair Tim Candahl is frustrated with the city and expresses his doubts that any deal will get done. La Crosse has some jurisdiction over the planned neighborhood because it lies within three miles of city limits.

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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Bucks Arena Deal Comes with Protections, Limits

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The plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena looks like this. Governor Walker says the plan includes $250 million already committed by the Bucks' current and former owners. The other half will come from taxpayers, a contribution capped at $250 million. The taxpayer cost would grow to an estimated $400 million over 20 years with interest. THe state's would kick in $80 million. Milwaukee County Executive, Chris Abele  says the plan is in the best interest of taxpayers.
 
 
 
The deal must now pass the Milwaukee Common Council and, more importantly, the GOP controlled Legislature.....where some have said the plan does not belong in the state budget....but an attached amendment to the budget.

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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Same Day, Different Race for the Fourth

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Riverfest in La Crosse already includes patriotic activities for the 4th of July...but this year, a couple more holiday-themed events are being added. The morning of the 4th, a Saturday, will feature the Firecracker 4 Mile Run-Walk and the Liberty Dash mile-long race. Emily Sturmoski from the city park and rec department says the Liberty event will be for two different levels of runner, competitive and just plain fun level.

 

Both races replace the 5-K and 10-K Chileda Classic runs, which were held for more than 30 years in connection with Riverfest.

 

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They have more questions to ask before settling on a new police chief in Campbell. After interviewing La Crosse police Sergeant Drew Gavrilos last night, members of the Campbell town board announced that they will interview one other candidate next Wednesday, and could make a hiring decision then. The town has gone without a full-time police chief for almost an entire year, since the previous chief was put on leave for harassing a local resident, and then stepped down from his post.

 

 

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Friday - June 5, 2015 12:00 am

Track Meet Brings Thousands to La Crosse

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The WIAA state track meet has been a major tourist draw for La Crosse for over 25 years. The two-day track finals begin today at the U-W-L stadium, and local convention bureau director Dave Clements says the championships bring many athletes and families to town who have never seen La Crosse before.  He says the meet is a wonderful setting that brings people back to town because their experiences are so positive. 

 

Clements says attendance at the track meet has leveled off in the last couple of years, to around 22-thousand. That makes it one of the three biggest tourist events during the year in La Crosse.

 

 

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You don't have to be an expert hunter to find the treasure in the popular medallion searches tied to La Crosse's seasonal festivals. Ask Heather Linville, who has lived in La Crosse for less than a year. On Wednesday, she discovered the Riverfest medallion in Chad Erickson Park, after her boyfriend worked out just three days worth of clues.  Heather says her friends are amazed and tells us that just one other person was in the park when she spotted the medallion, and that person didn't seem to be looking for the prize. She says she was delayed in going to Erickson Park, because she had to wait for a plumber to show up at her home first.

 

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Thursday - June 4, 2015 12:00 am

Group Sees Message in Insurance Rates

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Preliminary health insurance premium rates released this week
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that seven major Wisconsin health insurers projecting large rate increases for 2016, including major for-profit companies.  Kevin Kane with Citizens Action Wisconsin says rate increases range from 10% to 32% for these seven companies. The proposed rates were released because under the transparency provisions of the Affordable Care Act proposed rate increases over 10% must be made public. Kane adds that the preliminary 2016 increases ought to be a wake up to policy makers that moderating health care costs should be one of the top priorities of state government.

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