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The winter will come and go in La Crosse without the American flag sailing stiff breezes from atop Grandad Bluff. City park and rec boss Steve Carlyon says, because the park is a construction site, he's got "no way" to get city workers to the flag pole to hoist the Stars and Stripes. It's a construction site, he says.
3 states could be pivitol in next year's presidential election. Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. That's according to RNC Chair Reince Priebus. He calls all 3 ground zero. And during a call with reporters this morning, he explained why these 3 states, especially the Badger State, could be crucial in electing the next President of the United States.
Assembly Democrat Mark Radcliffe of Black River Falls has sponsored a new bill in the state Legislature to let high school seniors get vocational degrees instead of traditional diplomas. It would let students bypass the normal math, English, and science requirements and focus instead on skills directly related to what employers need. Lacrosse School District Superintendent, Randy Nelson, disagrees.
A possible costume malfunction has netted a La Crosse woman a citation. A cop says she found the woman with a head injury downtown after bartime on Sunday. She clearly needed help but was belligerent and not cooperating with the officer. She wound up hitting the cop with part of her Slim Jim costume. She apologized and said she didn't mean it. The officer appears to have accepted the apology, taking Slim Jim to the hospital for treatment and writing only a ticket for disorderly conduct.
You are not necessarily what your costume says you are. A guy that La Crosse police arrested this week-end would have done well to remember that. Cops say the 23 year-old was in the entrance of a parking ramp about an hour after bar-time during a night of Halloween fun this week-end. He was drunkenly yelling profanities at a passing woman, police say, and costumed as the Joker from Batman. When asked by an officer for his name, this Joker had a few more choice things to say. Things just kind of escalated from there. The Joker wound up getting tazed by the cop and taken to jail, no assistance from Batman required.