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If Oktoberfest needs more sources of funding, how about issuing permits for spots along the parade routes?
La Crosse Mayor Matt Harter says it's an idea worth studying...and such a permit might allow the holder to drink openly at the parade site, which is not allowed now. Harter suggests a permit fee of around $5 to $10. He brought up the permit idea during an appearance today on "The Morning Sickness" on 95-7 The Rock.
Cookouts will be allowed in Stoddard for Easter weekend, but other outdoor burning in the village is banned until further notice.
The Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department has declared an outdoor fire ban for that area because of the continuing dry weather. The one exception will be for charcoal grills at private homes, and the grills have to be on surfaces like concrete that won't catch on fire.
All 3 parades for this year's Oktoberfest in La Crosse will be held....but there are some stipulations coming along with that. Executive Director Tina Severson.
Severson says Oktoberfest will provide additional volunteers and paid security and because of that, the La Crosse Police Department has dropped their parade fees from $18 thousand to $10 thousand. The Oktoberfest Board will cancel non public events.....decrease advertising and public relations and will decrease expenses to public events. A community partner has also been chosen.....who that is will be revealed at 2 this afternoon.
Often the best way to get a handle on a problem is to get a first-hand look at it. That's partly what's behind neighborhood walkthrougs scheduled to begin this month in La Crosse. The city's Neighborhood Revitalization Commission will do two-hour tours of five distinct neighborhoods
City council member Sara Sullivan heads the commission. The neighborhood walk throughs begin on the 16th of this month in the Washburn neighborhood.
The challenger to Tomah's incumbent mayor says she wants a recount. According to unofficial results, Mayor John Rusch defeated Shannon Hough (HUFF) 755 votes to 750 votes in Tuesday's election. Hough has already asked the Tomah City Clerk's office for a recount, but an official canvass of votes must be completed before she can formally request a recount. The city clerk is waiting on 14 absentee ballots that have not been returned. In the meantime.......we asked Hough how a woman from California who lived in Tomah for a year.......darn near beat a man that's lived there his whole life.
The canvass will likely be complete Monday morning, at which point Hough has three days to file for a recount.