The number of Wisconsin frac sand mining operations has more than doubled in the past year and the state leads the nation in production. But La Crossse County has not figured into the boom. The county has recieved no applications for frac sand mining at all. Why?
Nathan Sampson is the county planning and zoning director and he says another reason this county has had no applications could be zoning regulations. He says the county is not saying no to frac sand mining it's just that they want to make sure safe guards in place.
Tomorrow night, the La Crosse County Republican Party will be hosting a debate between 94th Assembly District candidates Bruce Evers and Kevin Hintz.
Due to Coast Guard regulations restricting how volunteers can be reimbursed for their assistance, the National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament originally scheduled for Thursday on the Mississippi River in La Crosse has been moved to Sunday, August 5th on Rend Lake.
Several young men brought to La Crosse County court on Monday ended up there because of an alleged fight between rival gangs this weekend...
City police arrested six people on Saturday, after a confrontation led to a gun being fired into the air. The actual shooter apparently has not been charged yet...but Yia Vang of Holmen claims he yelled at the kid who pulled the gun. Vang is charged with disorderly conduct and trying to obstruct police. Another defendant, Teng Xiong, was picked up on a warrant issued a year ago when he failed to appear in court on a past drug case.
So far, there's been little movement on a plan to hold a special legislative session on jobs in Madison. More's the pity, says Onalaska state rep, Steve Doyle. Especially in light of depressing jobs estimates from the feds that say the state lost about 12 thousand jobs in June. Jobs action, says Doyle, can't wait for the regular legislative session to start
The fed numbers show Wisconsin leading the nation in jobs losses. But those federal estimates have been wrong in the past.