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Wednesday - June 3, 2015 12:00 am

Four Blocks of Main Street Closed for Weeks

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Just a little maintenance, but enough to close one of the main thoroughfares into downtown La Crosse for the next six weeks. Main street between seventh and eleventh streets. The city is tearing out and replacing pavement but also addressing some storm sewer issues and adding some bumpouts to the sidewalk at the intersection of eighth and Main to make it easier to get across the street to the Main library branch.

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Grateful. That's how you might describe Carol Abrahamzon, head of the La Crosse-based Mississippi Valley Conservancy.
 
 
 
 
Her group uses lots of money from the state's land stewardship fund to buy up land and preserve it. Now, lawmakers in Madison have pushed back on plans by governor Walker to put a temporary end to all of those purchases. A good thing, too, says Abrahamzon who says the organization has purchased over five thousand acres.  None of it possible without money from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship fund.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The group's latest purchase near Ferryville uses stewardship money as well as other private donations to buy up 144 acres that was set for a residential development.
 

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Wednesday - June 3, 2015 12:00 am

Storage Building Burns, Suspect Arrested

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Charges could be filed against a 'person of interest' arrested yesterday, in connection with a storage building fire in Shelby. Inspectors still haven't determined what caused the fire that gutted an Edwards Mini-Storage building...but the person taken into custody is suspected of unlawfully handling burning materials. Assistant Shelby Fire Chief Tony Holinka doubts that much of the property in the building can be saved.   Many of the storage unit doors had to be ripped open by the fire department to get stored materials out.

 

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Wednesday - June 3, 2015 12:00 am

Doyle: Budget's a Mess

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On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said that the Joint Finance Committee is now unlikely to even meet this week. Haggling over transportation funding and a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are at issue. Not to the liking of Democratic State Rep. Steve Doyle who says he's been getting ongoing messages from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle who are concerned about the apparent mess that the state budget has turned into. 

 

Doyle says once this state budget is passed, republicans in a marginal district may want to watch their jobs as people in those districts won't forget their votes that were passed come election time.

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Competing interests among emergency responders are, for now, sinking the chances for a new La Crosse Dive Rescue Team building on Isle la Plume.

The volunteer team has a benefactor willing to pay for the new building. They've got a site picked out. But the city's police and fire departments want in on the action and so nothing is happening, says the team's Jack Haase, which is disappointing, considering they were hoping to be in a new building by the end of this year. 

Police, fire and the team have been trying to negotiate a deal on a new building for the last six months. Police have suggested sharing a building with the fire department and leasing a space to the dive rescue team.

 

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Tuesday - June 2, 2015 12:00 am

E-Cigs Part of County Retailer Tobacco Checks

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Local tobacco retailer checks will now have an added focus to them. Making sure stores don t sell e-cigarettes to minors. That according to the 7 C s Health Initiative Coalition. Alison Glodowski says minor tobacco user rates are on the rise over the past five years.  She believes that's because the county is doing fewer retailer checks. 

 

Now, she says they are doing about 58 checks. And she says the 2014 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey shows 7.9% of our state s high school students currently use e-cigarettes. That number has tripled in just 1 year.

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Tuesday - June 2, 2015 12:00 am

Abortion Bill Hearing Today

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A public hearing will be held this morning on a fast moving Republican bill to ban all abortions in Wisconsin after 20 weeks of fertility.

 

The bill would mean that doctors who perform abortions after 20 weeks could be convicted of felonies, and go to prison for up to three and a half years. Governor Scott Walker said Monday that he will sign the bill if and when it reaches his desk.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Warnings Out About Escaped Inmates

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Two inmates have escaped from jail just south of Des Moines, Iowa, and officials say they should be considered dangerous.

26 years old Frank Manders and 29 year old Darian Crayton escaped from the Warren County Jail at 4 a.m. this morning by manipulating a locking mechanism. They left the holding area through a stairway.

Manders was in custody on vehicular homicide charges. Crayton was in custody for driving while barred.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Best of Survey Nominating Begins

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First day for nominating in the Best of La Crosse county survey. The Convention and Visitors Bureau is back with the poll to determine who or what is the best in the county in numerous categories. This year, the poll has categories for areas just outside of the county and the numbers of categories have increased significantly overall. Nominations in all categories will be accepted until the 22nd of this month.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Onalaska Petitioners Seek Traffic Calming

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People living near the Coulee Golf Bowl in Onalaska hope City Hall will take action to make traffic safer in their neighborhood. More than 30 persons have signed a petition for traffic calming on Evenson Drive, north of the golf course. According to the petition, drivers are speeding on a street where many children live, and homeowners would like some change made to the street to slow the cars down. The city says it examined traffic on Evenson Drive, and found that there were no accidents on that street during a three-month study period.

 

 

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