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Before any frac sand mining permits are handed out, the City of Winona wants to make sure the public understands exactly what the mining is all about....both positive and negative. And County planner Jason Gillman says there are some concerns out there.
On the positive side, Gillman says job opportunities and economic growth are two of the bright spots. A public hearing on the matter will be held in Winona next month.
A couple people face charges in La Crosse after a bartender was stabbed last night. A bartender at John's bar downtown was stabbed after trying to break up a fight outside. 32 year-old Anquin St. Junious from La Crosse apparently was the knife-wielder and 35 year-old Kimberly St. Junious, from Rockford, Illinois, was also arrested after the stabbing. The bartender was taken to the hospital for surgery. Anquin was also taken to the hospital but it's unclear whether his injuries also required surgery.
Wisconsin's population is growing at a glacial rate. That's according to new census bureau numbers released today. The state gained just about 25 thousand people from April of 2010 through July of 2011. That's a rate of just .4%, which is about half the national rate of population growth of just under one percent. Wisconsin now has about 5.7 million people. Overall, the U.S. population increased by 2.8 million to 311.6 million.
The Salvation Army will be handing out food and Christmas presents today at their location at 319 Main Street. The entire Central High School basketball program and their youth program will again be helping the Salvation Army from approximately 4pm 7pm. This will entail over 100 athletes and parents, coaches and staff from La Crosse Central's Basketball program.
This is the 2nd year Central has provided manpower to help the Salvation Army.
Last year they helped hand out food and presents to over 400 families and over 1100 children.
Two suspects accused of hiding a corpse near a north La Crosse park this summer could be charged with murder soon...
A hearing is planned next month on whether Christina Lorenz and Cain Moss should be charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the drug death of Anthony Du Charme. Moss and Lorenz are accused of smoking the drug fentanyl with Du Charme last August. After Du Charme died suddenly, his body was hidden on a hillside near Red Cloud Park. Another hearing is planned in January to schedule trials for two other defendants charged with disposing of Du Charme's body.