Information about and from LaCrosse Talk
Volunteer to ring for the Salvation Army
WI's Do Not Call List or call (866) 966-2255
MN's Do Not Call List or call (800) 921-4110
Federal Do Not Call List or call (888) 382-1222
People in La Crosse County can call 9-1-1 with their cell phones again...
The county 9-1-1 system had trouble last night in receiving calls from cellular phones. The problem lasted from about 10 p.m. until it was fixed around midnight. No major emergencies were reported during that time.
If you have an emergency in La Crosse County, dialing 9-1-1 may not be the fastest way to get help.
The county 9-1-1 center is having trouble receiving calls by cell phone. Citizens are asked to try a non-emergency line while the 9-1-1 lines are out.
La Crosse Police are at 608-785-5962
The Sheriff's Department is 608-785-5942
Onalaska Police are at 608-785-5940
A lot of students are taking the ACT test in Western Wisconsin and that has made for great test scores when comparing them to the state and natiowide levels. All schools in this area scored higher then both levels. Here are our local school district's score averages:
The West Salem School District 22.8, the district’s highest average ACT score in 13 years.
La Crosse School District 22.5.
Onalaska School District posted a 23.4.
Aquinas High School in La Crosse averaged 24.7.
Detour at De Soto...
The bridge over the Mississippi between De Soto and Lansing has been closed for emergency repairs. The Iowa D-O-T has found a crack in a floor beam under the bridge deck, during a regular inspection. The closing may last about two or three days. That means people who normally use that bridge will have to go about 30 miles out of their way to cross the river, either at La Crosse or Prairie du Chien.
There is now a primary set for the 95th State Assembly District....even before the election has been ordered. Lacrosse School Board President, Christine Claire, is the second democrat this week to announce that she is running for the seat. And she says life long hard work has set her path for the run to Madison.
Claire has been with the Lacrosse School Board for the past 11 years....8 of those as President. Back in 2007, Claire retired from the Wisconsin State Public Defender's office after 18 years in that position. She has also served on the Lacrosse County Domestic Violence Court Committee.......The Lacrosse Area Family Policy Board and the Lacrosse County Poverty Task Force.