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A proposal initiated by La Crosse economic development professionals will be heard at a public hearing of the Colleges and Universities Committee today. Assembly Bill 431 introduced by Representative Steve Doyle of Onalaska would expand the use of grants to technical college district boards under the Workforce Advancement Training Grant Program.
The bill was one of the proposals formulated at an economic development roundtable in La Crosse County consisting of representatives from Western Technical College, Workforce Connections, La Crosse County Chamber of Commerce and several others.
A long time problem has struck again at the Village of Bangor Post Office. Water. The post office is closed until further notice because of water damage that led to safety risks and mold and mildew problems. The U.S. Postal Service ordered an emergency suspension of operations.
Post Office Box customers can pick up mail at the West Salem post office.
Retail and delivery operations will be moved to the West Salem post office until
the problems are fixed.
It’s been a mild winter so far especially in southern Wisconsin, but
A significant winter storm will hit Wisconsin later tonight and will continue thru Friday that could impact travel. The National Weather Service is predicting southeast and south central Wisconsin could receive 6-9 inches of snow.
In addition, some parts of extreme northern Wisconsin could see a foot of snow.
Jim Bloedorn says he's just listening to his constituents. The La Crosse city councilman says unfavorable phone calls explain his 'no' vote on funding a study for moving interstate exit 3
Bloedorn is the only council member to vote against putting city money towards a fifty thousand dollar study on the feasibility of shifting exit 3 to the east. Proponents think the shift will boost economic development on the northside.
Another big conservation easement has led to a milestone for a local group. The Mississippi Valley Conservancy worked with former congressional Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to put his Crawford County farm into a permanent conservation easement. That four hundred acres means the MVC has gone over 14 thousand acres that have been conserved in a nine county region. Pretty big deal, says MVC director, Tim Jacobson
The Hastert farm is about five miles north of Prairie du Chien. It's a working farm and the Hasterts will continue to own it.