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Charges for La Crosse's new stormwater utility have yet to appear on water bills. But you can start applying for water saving credits to lower your bill now. Any activity that cleans or retains storm runoff is eligible for credits. Bernie Lenz, in the city's engineering department, says some quick applications have been created to cover things like rain barrels and rain gardens. A longer process would apply if you the credit was for a mitigation procedure that was unusual. Get enough credits, he says, you can knock eighty percent off your stormwater bill. So far, Lenz has yet to receive any stormwater credit applications.
There might be two guys running for the Republican nomination for the third district Wisconsin congressional seat. But the party only wants one of them. The third district republican caucus has picked former Fort McCoy commander Ray Boland as the guy they want to represent them in the November election against Ron Kind. Boland officially announced his campaign for congress months ago. Late last month, fellow retired army veteran Edward Martin from Chippewa Falls announced he, too, would run for congress as a Republican.
The Hillsboro Schools are running 2 hours late this morning, because of a broken water main.
They were ready to get rid of it last year...
Members of the La Crosse Parking Utility Board voted last summer to stop an experiment of sending out alerts to move cars in the winter only on nights when there was new snow to plow. The city council was persuaded to give the project one more chance. However, most of the time, the alerts were ignored...partly because of the lack of snow this winter. Once again, the parking board is calling for the 'test area' to be abolished. That means the entire city would be subject to normal alternate side parking rules five months of the year.
A 20-year-old from La Crosse will be tried for resisting arrest, following a fight with a policeman last month...
Eli Callaway is charged with trying to beat up a policeman who was questioning him outside a north-side bar. An officer grabbed Callaway by his sweatshirt as he tried to run away. Callaway was tasered twice before being arrested, and police found a baggie of marijuana in his pocket.