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Negotiations between Kwik Trip and the city of La Crosse over a planned expansion have yet to begin, but the convenience store giant is already making a push for a deal to get done. What's good for Kwik Trip, says spokesman Hans Zietlow, is good for the city
Kwik Trip is hoping to secure financing through a TIF district to help offset costs of a planned dairy production facility at the company's headquarters.
A dispute over who shot Sara Hougom...
Two men arrested this month for the March murder of Hougom appeared together in La Crosse County court today. One suspect, Kong Vue, told police that he shot the young woman in her apartment...but the other, Pao Vue, reportedly told people in the county jail that he was the shooter. A judge heard testimony today from La Crosse police, and from a man recently released from jail. That man, Lucas Brickl, says Pao Vue would watch TV stories in jail about Hougom's death and claim that he shot or killed her. The two defendants will be back in court on May 21st to enter 'not guilty' pleas.
Last year, the La Crosse School District saw 83 employees either retire or resign. So far this year...that number is at 63....with 32 added to that list Monday night. With impending budget cuts and possible layoffs coming, we asked District Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, if these positions will be filled.
Salerno says he just came back from a recruitment fair in Madison and the line of applicants at their table was longer then any other school there. How many total positions that will be filled.....unknown at this time.
An early-morning collision in Winona County leads to hospital trips for two people...
They were in a westbound car on Highway 14 that was hit by an oncoming car crossing the center line. That other car was struck from behind while turning onto 14. Two people from Winona County were in the car that crossed the highway, but they were not injured. The crash occurred around 7 o'clock this morning.