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This year: Another test year. City public works director Dale Hexom says that's because last winter only had a few snow emergencies and ended abruptly. And that, he says, wasn't enough to determine if lifting regular alternate side parking rules was a process they wanted to keep permanently.
In the exempt area, cars only have to adhere to alternate side parking rules during events like snow emergencies, leaf pick-up and street sweeping.
Vandals struck the City of Holmen last night.
Holmen School Superintendent Dale Carlson tells WIZM news his staff found the front of the high school had been spray painted sometime last night or early this morning. He could not release what exactly was painted on the building.
Holmen Police Chief, Mike McHugh, says that they have received some tips as to who the perps may be....and at the same time are looking at school video surveillance tape.
In a letter to parents, from High School Principal Bob Lecheler, other places around the village were also been vandalized
Ed Thompson's not done yet........at least for the time being.
He has yet to concede to state Senator Kathleen Vinehout in the 31st District race as his camp is looking into the details of a recount.
Thompson will meet with his staffers this morning and decide then if a recount is in order.Thompson trails Vinehout by 401 votes out of 60,000 cast Tuesday.
A meeting of the minds over a washed out La Crosse road is closer to happening now. A city council committee has approved a special group to have a sit down with surrounding towns over fixing Bliss Road that runs up to Grandad Bluff. City council member Bob Seaquist would be on the committee. He would like to repair Bliss completely. Very tricky and expensive, he agrees. And that expense is why the city wants to get together with town governments; city council members are hoping to share the costs of the repairs.
Automatic recount time again in Minnesota. At least it looks that way right now in the very close governor's race. Final tally in the race won't be known until the state's canvassing board meets later this month. And if the final count is within a half of a percent of total votes, it's auto recount time. Secretary of state Mark Ritchie says that recount can be waived by the candidate who lags in the vote totals. Taxpayers foot the bill for the automatic vote recount. Currently and unofficially, just about nine thousand votes separate democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer.