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Owners of that hundred thousand dollar home can expect to still pay just a hair under fifteen hundred dollars in taxes to the city of La Crosse for 2012 if a proposed operating budget gets approved next month. The city's tax levy would remain stagnant for the third consecutive year with only property valuations changing how much a homeowner pays the tax man. Still, most in La Crosse won't see a drop-off in services, says mayor Matt Harter
Voter fraud averted in La Crosse. A complaint filed in the city says a guy from the northside signed a Wisconsin Voter Registration application despite being a felon on parole. Can't vote in Wisconsin if you're a felon still under supervision by the state. The La Crosse DA says no charges necessary and has recommended that the city clerk's office simply reject the application.
A La Crosse guy faces felonies after cops say he cut up a neighbor with a knife. Police say 25 year-old Christopher Benson got into a fight with his neighbor over a woman. The fight, they say, led to Benson slicing the neighbor in the neck and the face. Cops found the neighbor in the emergency room, getting treatment for the cuts and his battered face. The neighbor says he was attacked. But police say it seems like he gave nearly as good as he got because Benson had some injuries of his own.
The two candidates hoping to fill the vacant 95th Assembly District seat will meet for a debate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Candidates Jill Billings, a Democrat, and Dave Drewes, a Republican, will debate from 7-8 p.m. Monday, October 31st, in the Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Add Viterbo University to the list of those organizations setting up protocols ahead of the state's concealed carry law going into effect. Beginning November first, those with licenses in Wisconsin will be able to carry concealed weapons. Viterbo in La Crosse has released its guidelines. Effective immediately, weapons are banned from the campus--in buildings and on any Viterbo property. In addition, Viterbo employees are prohibited from carrying weapons off campus if they're on university business. The university will allow students and employees to have weapons in their cars on campus, but only if the car is locked and the weapon is locked in a place like the glove box or trunk.