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Graeme Zielinski of the State Democratic Party figures the move by Republicans to use a little know state law that deals with submitting lists of poll workers, has something to do with the new voter I-D law. And he feels the Republicans are pulling out all the stops for elections in 2012. Bill Feehan, Lacrosse County Republican Chair, disagrees though.
Democrats say they will keep letting communities choose their own workers. Republicans, in 2012, are submitting their own lists to city clerks...who by state law, have to use the names on the list. Parties have until Wednesday to submit their lists for next year.
An accident, just before 7 tonight, has forced a closure of Lacrosse Street at Losey Boulevard. The semi versus car wreck also involved a lightpole. Details on the how the accident happened are sketchy at this hour. Lacrosse Police say delays on are to be expected for quite some time tonight as a state patrol reconstruction team is expected on scene. Traffic delays have been reported already. One person was transported to Gundersen Lutheran about 7:30pm.
All 29 seats on the Lacrosse County Board are up for re-election next year and don't expect to see Bill Feehan for 3rd district signs next year. Just shy of sitting on the county board for 2 years...Feehan says he's filed the paperwork not to run again. It all started with the downsizing of the county board.
Back in May, the board voted 19-10 to shrink from 35 districts to 29. Feehan says he hopes people that have thought about running in the past.....finally do.
Had some rough travels around La Crosse?
No surprise when you think about the age of some of the concrete streets in the city
City public works director Dale Hexom says concrete streets are much harder to keep in good repair than asphalt streets even though they last a lot longer. Some bumpy concrete areas, like Lang drive and South avenue, are state highways and repairs on those aren't scheduled for at least the next five years.
The official reports on recall petition shredding are pretty sparse so far in the drive to recall governor Walker.
La Crosse democratic party chair Andrew Londre says that doesn't minimize how big of a deal it is to destroy recall petitions
That's why he urges volunteers to circulate petitions among friends and family and get them back to the office. One liberal group in the state has offered a ten thousand dollar reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who destroys signed recall petitions.