A traffic safety experiment in downtown La Crosse has expired quietly...
The year-long pilot program for providing red flags to people walking across 4th Street ended a few weeks ago. There are a few reasons why...government funding ran out, and the person in charge of the program moved out of town. Also, county health director Doug Mormann says flashing lights were found to work better for getting drivers to stop.
Mormann says other parts of the health initiative that included the flag program will continue...including programs focusing on exercise and nutrition.
The lockdown has been lifted at several schools in northern Iowa...
Students were not able to attend class at Calmar, Ossian, and other nearby towns on Tuesday, because police were searching for somebody who fired a weapon in Ossian on Tuesday morning. An arrest was reported later in the day, and that ended the threat. Students in the South Winneshiek schools, including those who rode the school buses, spent the class hours at a designated 'crisis area' away from their school buildings.
Not too many problems were seen while the Highway 35 project in Onalaska