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Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

Friday, 21 July 2017
Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

McConnell promised Senate will finally vote to open debate on a health care bill. 

Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

Friday, 21 July 2017
Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

City parks and rec. dept. working with volunteers to clear areas. 

Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

Friday, 21 July 2017
Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

He told one young girl he was there to tutor her. 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Voters approve Caledonia pool

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A big vote proved to be positive for many in Caledonia Thursday. Voters there approved spending up to $1 million for a new municipal swimming pool. The margin of victory was just 19 votes.

According to city leaders who will meet in special Monday night, plans are to construct a new pool at the site of the old pool. A failed referendum earlier this year was for $1.6 million but that was lowered when some of the plans were eliminated. The approved plan also calls for updates to the restroom areas and bath house.

 

The vote came after a similar referendum was turned down by a wide margin by the voters last January. 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Guilty of child porn, back in jail

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He just pled guilty to a child porn charge this week.  Now, David Humphries of La Crosse is back in jail, facing a new charge of violating his bail conditions.  Humphries is supposed to be sentenced in September for possessing pornographic images of kids on a computer.  Humphries had been a Navy recruiter at the time he was arrested on the porn charge last year. 

 

 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Associated to close more branches

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Associated Bank is planning to close more branches in Wisconsin.  Even though the company saw its income rise during the second quarter, six Associated locations in the state will be shut down, including one in Eau Claire.  Changes in customer patterns, including greater use of digital banking, are being cited as the reason for the closings.  Associated plans to open a new bank in La Crosse next summer on County Lot C, to take the place of its State Street bank, which will soon become a county office building.

 

 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Arcadia mayor says sand mine rumors false

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Arcadia already has one operational frac sand mine. Rumors of three more proposals going to the city council are simply false says Mayor John Kimmel. He tells us he heard the rumors shortly after they appeared in a local newspaper.
 
 
It was rumored that the requests would require the council to drop its moratorium on sand mines and annex over 1500 acres from the Town of Arcadia plus develop a new sand mine zoning ordinance. 
 
 Kimmel says if folks have questions or concerns of more mines being proposed or brought to the city's attention, they are being very transparent in the entire process. Kimmel invites people to go to the city's website and see for themselves. In the meantime, a moratorium on new mines goes until mid-September.

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Property taxes shrink statewide

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Not that it's time to call for a property tax victory parade just yet in Wisconsin.  But the state's notoriously high property taxes have taken a turn for the slightly less painful.  A new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the state's property tax collections as a whole went down last year for the first time in nearly twenty years.  A drop of over two percent.  Beyond that, the group says property taxes as a percent of income is now at the lowest level since 1946.  While many local governments actually did increase their taxes last year, a cut in the tech school portion of your tax bill is what led to the overall decrease.  

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Heck: Goodbye to campaign spending limits

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An ugly precedent set by state supreme court justices this week. 
  
That's according to Jay Heck from Wisconsin Common Cause.  He says, with justices ruling an end to a John Doe probe into illegal campaign coordination activity between governor Walker and supporters, the state is looking at a world of full-blown, money-driven politics and will likely see current campaign spending limits openly ignored.
 
 Heck says the decision was also driven by money because the same groups for which majority justices ruled in favor were the ones donating big to get those justices elected in the first place.
 
This is the second secret John Doe probe focused on Walker's campaign activities since he took office.

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Drug testing could violate federal law

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A plan to have food stamp recipients drug-tested in Wisconsin looks like it may be in trouble.  Fed ag secretary Tom Vilsack this week says the plan appears to violate federal law.  Which is something Robert Kraig, from Citizen Action of Wisconsin, has been saying all along.  He says the idea was a political ploy all along,  meant to make Republicans look tough on those getting benefits.
 
 The drug-testing idea for recipients of food stamps and other benefits was put in the state budget that was signed into law this week.  Shortly after, Wisconsin's attorney general filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to declare the testing legal.  

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Bucks arena clears first legislative hurdle

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The state senate has approved a new Milwaukee Bucks arena agreement.
Democrat Chris Larson told us that 17 votes were needed in the state senate to pass the deal, which wasn't put on the floor until Wednesday while officials secured those votes. Republican leaders said earlier in the week that three or four Democrats would need to vote in favor of the deal for it to pass, and with the concessions made over the past day, they were able to attain that number.
 

 

The Bucks had previously threatened to leave Milwaukee if the team didn't get financing for a new arena. Two more steps now. The measure must be approved by the assembly later this month, then be signed by Governor Scott Walker.

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

DNR says endangered reptiles will die

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They might kill a few snakes and turtles, but crews rebuilding a power line in western Wisconsin won't destroy the reptiles.  The DNR says the rare wood turtle and massasagua rattlesnake will take a hit when Dairyland power rebuilds the line in Trempealeau and La Crosse counties.  It's between the Marshland Substation in Trempealeau County and the Briggs Road Substation in La Crosse County.  Old and decrepit and in need of repair, apparently.  The rattlesnake is listed as endangered and the turtle is listed as threatened.  The DNR says the population of neither species will suffer lasting damage.  

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The state of Wisconsin doesn't have an unlimited amount of money to spend. We see that with the billion dollar hole in the state's transportation budget our lawmakers can't fire...

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Nine years ago, in the fall of 2008, a new traffic signal was installed at the intersection of West Avenue and Pine Street. The signal had an electronic voice telling...

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