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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. 

Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

DNR Board Appointee Knows Cranberries

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A newly-appointed member of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has a Monroe County business connection. Dr. Frederick Prehn  is one of two new board members named this week by Governor Walker. Prehn is a dentist who lives in Wausau, but he also operates a family cranberry business, with a hundred-acre marsh located near Tomah.

 

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

UW-L Graduate Starts Drone Biz

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Drones seem to be spreading everywhere in the air...and you'll probably start seeing more of those small aircraft over farm fields. One recent graduate of U-W-La Crosse is in business with his cousin, using drones to scout farms. Zach Fiene  with D-M-Z Aerial says taking to the air is much faster than inspecting a field by foot:

 

Zach says a drone can cover 100 acres in just five to 10 minutes, and can hover low to the ground to get close-up images of crops.

 

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Investigators in Black River Falls are still trying to figure out why a car drove into a creek last week, killing the driver. City police have found that 63-year-old Paul Mickelson did not try to hit the brakes. A medical condition may have caused Mickelson to lose control, driving off a Black River street and landing on the bank of Town Creek. The car eventually rolled back into the creek and overturned onto its roof.

 

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Bridge Renovation Leads to Donations

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The new path of the Winona Bridge required that MnDOT purchase properties on the route. Contractors have been demolishing the properties, including the Americ Inn Hotel. Project Manager Terry Ward says quite a bit of things were left behind once they sale went though.
 
 
 
Through Environmental Management Systems, a contractor working on the project, donations on behalf of MnDOT were made to Winona area non profit organizations. THey received donations of household furniture, fixtures, bedding and other items that were put to use to aid these organizations in Winona and elsewhere.
 
The $162 million project involves building a new bridge in Winona and repairing the existing historic bridge.

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Alleged "School Hater" Responds

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Republican leaders in Minnesota are outraged that Governor Mark Dayton not only said they are trading the welfare of children for corporate tax breaks, but that Republicans hate public schools. State Rep. Greg Davids has demanded an apology from the governor.
 
 
 
Dayton said he will not apologize for the comments after lawmakers did not pass his top priority: statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Lawmakers are still waiting for the governor to call them into a special session to finish off the budget.

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Designs Considered for La Crosse Center

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The La Crosse Center Board is leaning toward putting a new ballroom and a grand outdoor staircase at the northwest end of the building, close to the Radisson. Board members are reviewing a couple of major design changes to the 35-year-old arena, to make it more competitive with newer convention halls in the region. The board president, Brent Smith, says improvements to the west wall of the center would work better at the north end, even though that's farther away from the parking ramps:

 

The board hopes to get cost estimates for that makeover from a consultant at its June meeting. Smith thinks the city council could vote on Center changes by August or September.

 

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Some uneasiness in communities around Wisconsin as lawmakers consider eliminating guards from prison watchtowers in an effort to save money. Leaders in some communities are worried about safety. Just a couple miles away from Jackson Correctional, Mayor of Black River Falls, Ron Danielson says he's not all that concerned

 

 

 

In all, 60 tower guard jobs in 10 prisons around the state would be eliminated if the budget proposal becomes law.

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Bird Flu Appears to Over in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin's department of Ag won't necessarily count the chickens before they're hatched, but it's looking like they can call an end to the avien influenza that swept through a handful of chicken operations in the state and sparked emergency measures. No new bird flu cases reported in three weeks, says the department's Jim Dick, which is mostly relieving

 

 

 

Dick says the department is preparing for another rash of cases of the flu when temps cool again in the fall.

 

 

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Very likely that a new graduation requirement for Wisconsin high schoolers will be in place in time for the 2017 graduating class. That's the plan for the civics requirement thought up by republican state rep Jim Edming. A citizenship test largely drawn from the questions that new US citizens have to take. Not asking a lot of new graduates, insists Edming

 

 

 

The civics testing requirement is now part of the state budget and will likely only get removed by a governor Walker veto. Students would have to get a 60% on the test to pass.

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

UW-L Powerlifter Aims at Title

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Next month, UW-L junior Andy Askow will try to do something that no other Eagle power lifter has done. Break not one or two world lifting records....but three. The world-class powerlifter says it takes more then just himself to do what he does.

 

He hopes to raise the bar while representing Team USA at the Classic World s Men s Championships in Finland in June. Askow is ranked first in the 120+ kg class in the Junior Division.

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Higher income limits for voucher school students a bad idea

21 July 2017

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...

The word on the street was "Wait!"...9 years ago

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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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