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A group of more than 25 area taverns, members of the Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior coalition and local college students will gather today to discuss the changing culture of drinking in the city. Chair, Pat Ruda, explains a new program being enacted.
Ruda says the goal is to bring students, taverns and the community together to reduce underage and binge drinking by supporting safer choices for drinkers and non drinkers alike.
Local ratepayers are being asked to call on Governor Walker today to stop the CapX2020 and the Badger Coulee Power lines from happening. Irv Balto with the Citizens Energy Task Force describes what will be seen outside the Stoney Creek Inn this afternoon.
The group will be there from 3:30 to 7 pm, while the American Transmission Company holds an open house about the proposed high voltage power line.
Great news for Wisconsin property taxpayers. Or is it? Governor Walker's office says property taxes dropped this year for the first time in 12 years. But that's property taxes on a median-priced home. Probably sounds better than it is, says Todd Berry from Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
Berry believes, when the final numbers are tallied, the total property taxes paid in Wisconsin this year will still be slightly higher than the year before.
Couples get into fights for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes those fights lead to arrests. Happens everyday in La Crosse. But on Friday, one couple got into it over a rat. The man and woman have been split up for awhile. And they share custody of their pet...rat. So the woman went to pick up the rat from her former boyfriend on Friday. But on the way, got into a texting war with the guy. When she got there, cops say he pushed her down and choked her. She's okay. But he got arrested and faces charges for the rat custody brawl.
When a drunk guy busted out a window in a bar in downtown La Crosse this week-end at about three in the morning, he probably didn't expect the bar's owner to chase him down. But, cops say, that's exactly how they managed to arrest Justin Halvorsen. The owner of the bar on the corner of fourth and Jay and an employee chased Halvorsen for several blocks after they saw him break one of the bar's windows after closing time. They finally got ahold of him after he jumped out of the bushes trying to tackle the employee. The two sat on the 23 year-old from Caledonia until cops there.