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On Friday, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that does away with the state's earn a buck program. The new law won't change anything for the upcoming gun deer hunt from November 19th to the 27th. The DNR had already chosen not to implement most earn a buck provisions this year. However, the law means the department won't even have the option in future years. Walker, an avid hunter himself, says hunting in the state is a key topic he will being up again in a few weeks.
A La Crosse guy faces several charges after leading police on a high speed chase Sunday night. Cops say 34 year-old Jamie Loftus was extremely drunk when they finally stopped him on Mormon Coulee Road. It was a ten minute chase that started on Main street and Losey boulevard and involved Loftus running from police in his white Chevy at up to 80 miles an hour. A cop spun Loftus around on the Mormon Coulee overpass and several officers had to drag him from his car. Fifth OWI for Loftus. They say he blew a .30 on the breathalyzer when they booked him into jail.
A venison donation program, operated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and state food shelves provides a source of protein to people in need while helping reduce local deer populations. Mike Shommer with the Department of Ag.....says there are no down sides to the program.
If you have attended a Minnesota College or University in the past and did not finish your degree.............you may want to go back and finish it out. Employers are looking for you. And Mary Rothschild of MNCSU says not only are there good jobs out there.....some require skills you may not have had a chance to learn.
The mayor takes care of the day to day operations in La Crosse city hall.
But that would change if a city administrator is added. Mayor Matt Harter doesn't like the idea. He says there's a lack of accountability with a city administrator