Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday
Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
He didn't really win, but thanks to an outpouring of support and a push from a famous Green Bay Packer, an 8 year old La Crescent boy's designs will be seen all over the world. In the end, he did win.
Obi Christenson, a little boy who suffers from neuroblastoma cancer, entered the White Cloud Tissue Miracle Designs contest. The top three selected designs will appear on White Cloud facial tissue boxes. The designs were submitted to Facebook and the nation had to vote for their favorities. Even future Hall of Fame Quaterback, Brett Favre, on his website, had a message looking for support for Obi. But at the end of the contest, Obi finished in fourth place by 82 votes. But a loss by Obi was not in the cards.
The little girl that took third place in the contest, posted a message on the White Cloud Facebook page saying that she would prefer the company to award third place to Obi instead. And win he did. White Cloud decided to make Obi an honorary fourth place finisher. Now, Obi along with the other three winners, will have their designs featured on the tissue boxes. They will also receive a one year supply of White Cloud products, and they have earned a $15 thousand donation to their Children's Miracle Network Hospital, which in Obi's case, is Gunderson Health System in La Crosse.
White Cloud made the announcement on their Facebook page.
You may start seeing long-term tax relief in Wisconsin by April...
Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says the Walker staff is working on many ways to cut down on a 900-million dollar surplus and reduce taxes. Huebsch expects changes soon in the state's tax withholding tables:
Speaking on WIZM's La Crosse Talk, Huebsch believes the withholding reforms and other proposals for lowering the surplus will get strong bipartisan support.
The Kids' Fishing Day at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery has been postponed until Saturday, February 15th. It had been scheduled for this Saturday, February 1st, but the date has been changed because of the risk of bad weather.