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Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

Speaker's first town hall in district in nearly two years; questions were preselected 

Realtors not alarmed despite sluggish home sales pace

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Realtors not alarmed despite sluggish home sales pace

Sales dropped by 9% in La Crosse County, 5% statewide 

Eclipse draws young and old to Riverside Park

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Eclipse draws young and old to Riverside Park

Event considered most viewed and photographed in history 

Support for La Crosse's 1st "neighborhood greenway" at public meeting

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Support for La Crosse's 1st "neighborhood greenway" at public meeting

Project on 17th to cost over $1 million 

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Monday - June 15, 2015 12:00 am

Dive Unit Gets OK for Isle la Plume Building

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A breakthrough for the La Crosse County Dive Unit with the city of La Crosse. After several weeks of inaction, the city's board of public works today has agreed to lease a space on Isle la Plume to the volunteer group. The space will allow construction of a big building from which the unit can stage. Currently, the group has gear in storage in various donated spaces around the county. The new building will include space from city fire department water response gear, as well.

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Monday - June 15, 2015 12:00 am

Riverfest Eyes Construction Warily

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Not only will the next few months of construction on Second street in La Crosse frustrate workers in that area, but an upcoming festival could be impacted as well.
 
Nick Bjerke with Riverfest says he's well updated on what's going on with the construction that began last week.  He says fortunately there's still a couple of options open for visitors to get to the park during the fest but the road work, he says, is very concerning. 
 
 

 

Riverfest begins on Wednesday July 1st and goes through Saturday July 4th at Riverside Park. 

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Murder Cases in Jackson County Today

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A couple of homicide cases are set to come before a Jackson County judge today.  Dreama Harvey is scheduled first in Jackson County court this morning.  Harvey was arrested this month, for allegedly supplying the heroin that killed Dustin Bahr on Valentine's Day.  Bahr was found dead at an apartment in Black River Falls.  John Cook also has a hearing today.  Cook is charged with stabbing a woman to death during an argument at a Black River Falls dog park.  

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Monday - June 15, 2015 12:00 am

Man Killed on Highway by Falling Tree

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A freak accident over the weekend killed a man from West Salem. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 50 year old Wayne Burkhardt was killed when a tree fell from a bluff and hit the windshield of his pickup.
 Burkhardt's 51 year old wife Carla and 16 year old daughter, Carlie, were also hurt and taken to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
The family was southbound on Highway 26, near the intersection with Neumann Road when the tree fell. 

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Monday - June 15, 2015 12:00 am

More Artist Venues Will Inspire More Art

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Fans of the performing arts had plenty of chances this weekend to sample local talent during the Artspire festival downtown.  There could be more performances to bring audiences to the central city in the future, if plans for a new downtown arts venue come to pass. Downtown Mainstreet director Robin Moses says people in the city will quickly realize that adding more to the art presence will make for a more thriving downtown.  She's been involved with talks about developing new performance space for UWL, or an extra stage for the La Crosse Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inmates at Work on GED

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School is on in the summer, for inmates at the La Crosse County jail.  Through a program involving Western Technical College, prisoners in the jail can work on their high school equivalency.  The jail educator at Western, Willa MacKenzie, tells a county committee that about a dozen inmates are taking classes now three days per week though she doesn't believe any of those yet have taken their GED. MacKenzie says education in jail helps many inmates learn skills they might be having trouble with outside jail, such as vocabulary.

 

 

 

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Hearing Scheduled for New CP Line in La Crosse

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A public hearing in La Crosse city hall this week for another proposed rail expansion in the city.  Thursday afternoon's hearing will focus on the petition by Canadian Pacific to add less than a mile of tracks around the Amtrak station on the northside.  The company calls the new tracks a re-installation, essentially replacing tracks that used to be in place just south of the two sets currently in place through the stretch that includes the Liberty/St Cloud and Avon/Hagar crossings.  Canadian Pacific says the new tracks will add to its overall network capacity and plans to reimburse the city for work to maintain safety at the two crossing affected.  

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A volunteer, life-saving group is only asking La Crosse city hall to use a small patch of land.  The La Crosse Dive Team is back in front of the city's public works board this morning, asking to lease a section of Isle la Plume by the city wastewater treatment plant to put up a privately funded building.  So far, that request has been complicated by the city's police and fire departments wanting their own new building space and working out ways to collaborate with the dive team.  Which may not make sense, says public works boss, Dale Hexom, because the scope of such a building would be immense.  Also, while the dive team is ready to break ground now, Hexom says it would take two or more years before the police and fire department would be ready to build.  

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Monday - June 15, 2015 12:00 am

Local GOP Head Disagrees Bucks Deal Hurts Walker

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A possible political liability, some analysts are saying, about governor Walker's decision to push a taxpayer-funded Milwaukee Bucks arena deal. Something that could haunt him on the presidential campaign trail.  La Crosse county republican party chair Bill Feehan doesn't buy it.  He says voters around the nation will have much more important issues on which to evaluate Walker than whether the governor brokered a deal for an NBA franchise.  Feehan agrees with Walker's evaluation that it would be cheaper to fund a stadium for the Bucks than lose the team--and the tax revenue it generates--to another state.  

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Brennan Predicts Slower Shipping Season

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Maybe a little less barge traffic on the Mississippi this year.  La Crosse-based Brennan Marine predicts that for the 2015 shipping season.  The company says barge demand is flattening.  In part because farmers are storing grain at harvest rather than ship it all out at once.  Grain and cement are expected again to be the two biggest cargoes at the port of La Crosse.  And the possibility of frac sand going through the port appears to have diminished greatly with the drop in the price of crude oil. 

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City clerk, but not President, need to be fit for the job

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The headline reads, "New bill would require Donald Trump to undergo mental health evaluation." It isn't like to pass and become law, but what if there is something wrong with...

Radio, movies, music that were popular 53 years ago

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In 1964, local radio stations broadcast lots of high school sports. WKTY in La Crosse was broadcasting the WIAA basketball playoffs at all four levels, from regional to state. In...

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