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It was a novel idea decades ago...for State Bank-La Crosse to open a branch on the far south side of the city.
But that Shelby location, south of the railroad overpass, doesn't work as well as it used to:
State Bank vice-president Wayne Oliver says the Shelby location will be moved this summer to the old Quillin's supermarket site on Mormon Coulee Road. A new Goodwill store also is scheduled to open soon on that property. Oliver expects the new State Bank location to open by July, with a remodeled drive-up lane on the lot to be ready in September.
Many of you across the area will hear tornado sirens going off during the 1:00 p.m. hour today. Unless actual severe weather is happening somewhere in the state, it will only be a drill. Keith Butler of the local emergency managemant office says the alerts today are two-fold.
Police have eradicated about 80 thousand marijuana plants in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest over the last two years. So why is that National Forest a hot bed for pot farmers?
Suzanne Florie with the National Forest says campers and hikers are being warned to avoid any type of farms they may stumble across this summer. She says growers may be armed and anyone who runs into any signs of a farm should leave, try to mark the location by landmarks or waypoints and notify law enforcement.
Wisconsin's tax code is out of whack and it's something that's been brewing for awhile now says Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. About 10 years now.
Berry just released a report that shows there are major tax discrepencies in the areas of overwithholding, unlegislated tax hikes the marriage penalty and low income vs. middle income. The report has been submitted to the state revenue secretary.
Charges for La Crosse's new stormwater utility have yet to appear on water bills. But you can start applying for water saving credits to lower your bill now. Any activity that cleans or retains storm runoff is eligible for credits. Bernie Lenz, in the city's engineering department, says some quick applications have been created to cover things like rain barrels and rain gardens. A longer process would apply if you the credit was for a mitigation procedure that was unusual. Get enough credits, he says, you can knock eighty percent off your stormwater bill. So far, Lenz has yet to receive any stormwater credit applications.