New ideas being bounced around to pay for state's infrastructure
Rangers go from playing on basically dirt to new field turf
What does Ron Johnson have against higher education? The U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is trying to backpedal now after his controversial comments about college. Johnson mused that we can replace...
A crime suspect gets in trouble with the court, just by sitting at home. And drinking. Anthony T-J Smith of La Crosse isn't supposed to be drinking. For one thing, he's 19. Also, a judge has ordered Smith not to drink while he's under house arrest following a gas station robbery last month. City police found Smith drinking over the weekend, after they were called to his house when a neighbor complained that he was playing music too loud. Smith was released from jail, after showing up in court for bail-jumping.
When a movie called 'Fort McCoy' was being made in western Wisconsin, people in the tourism business were hoping it would be part of a wave of film production coming to the state.
But that was six years ago, and the wave didn't last long. Dave Clements of the La Crosse Convention and Visitor Bureau is disappointed that the Badger State hasn't been as aggressive as other states in trying to attract movie projects.
Clements says La Crosse still has a local film commission, available to help in case more movie companies want to shoot here. He's ready to promote 'Fort McCoy' if an announced summer release actually happens.
Not a good week to get a hold of Lindsey Schwarz-Nichols, the Western Region
Lieutenant Dan is coming back to La Crosse, and Huey Lewis is coming with him.
The lineup for this year's Freedom Fest at U-W-L's Memorial Field has been announced on the event's website. Actor Gary Sinise and his 'Lieutenant Dan Band' are returning to Freedom Fest for the first time since the very first benefit concert at the old stadium six years ago. Also headlining the show will be Huey Lewis and the News. The local band 'The Remainders' will open the show honoring veterans, scheduled for Saturday, June 14th.