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It may be a bit early for summer construction cone zones, but the City of Onalaska is about to unleash them for a long overdue project. The Highway 35 road construction project.
The city's, Deena Murphy, says construction equipment will start coming in from the contractor on March 19th. The project should go until October.
Phone scammers are back and they bring a whole new bag baby. This time acting like debt collectors and some armed with your bank account numbers. Quite a few complaints coming in George Althoff of the department of financial institutions.
If contacted.......tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written validation notice through the U.S. mail. The notice must include the amount of the alleged debt, the name of the collection agency, the name of the creditor you allegedly owe, and your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Wisconsin is among a very small group. At least when it comes to total job numbers for last year. Revised totals from the feds say Wisconsin lost over 12 thousand jobs in 2011. One of only five states to lose jobs for the year. Which makes it all the more frustrating, says Onalaska state rep Steve Doyle, that more is not being done at the close of the current legislative session to create more jobs in the state
Wisconsin lost a total of 12 thousand non-farm jobs last year. The biggest loser of jobs in the nation. The state with the next largest number of job losses was Missouri, with four thousand.
A step too far for tax exempt charities in Wisconsin. Mike McCabe, with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, has filed IRS complaints against three organizations for getting involved in political campaigns in the state. An action that violates the IRS code that grants them tax exempt status
Americans for Prosperity, the MacIver Institute and the Heartland Institute are targets for the complaints. McCabe says, in all cases, the groups have openly campaigned for Governor Scott Walker as he faces a recall election.
This morning, the Tomah Police Department investigated a vehicle/pedestrian accident on Superior Avenue at Brownell Street, one block from where there was an adult crossing guard. The child was crossing Superior Ave and was struck by a vehicle entering Superior Ave from West Brownell. The child was transported to the Tomah Memorial Hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. The driver was cited for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a cross walk.