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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
Victim shot 9 times, police found a weapon Deshawn Randall has been formally charged with first-degree murder. That
Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he
Not who you'd expect It would seem a Wisconsin city known for its occasional drunken revelry should wind up at the

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La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

28 August 2015
La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

Murder last week redirected focus of event

Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

28 August 2015
Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

Amish buildings have no electrical or plumbing

Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

28 August 2015
Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

Public works director talks ongoing projects in La Crosse

UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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Friday, 31 August 2012 15:33

Tens of Thousands in Fire Fees Collected

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There was plenty of grousing when a vast list of new fees went into effect for the city of La Crosse at the beginning of the year.  But those fees have meant a surge in revenue for some departments.  The fire department, which began collecting new fees for everything from fire pits to false alarms on January first, has padded the city's coffers with tens of thousands of dollars.  The recreational fire pit permit alone has generated 23 thousand dollars.  A fire inspection fee for businesses has brought in 67 thousand dollars so far this year.  Those fees can range from about a hundred dollars for the smallest businesses to several hundred dollars.

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An apparent fight over growing marijuana may have led to a shooting last night in Jackson County...

A 23-year-old man has been treated for a bullet wound in the back, and an older man is accused of the shooting. Sixty-one-year-old Michael Charles of the town of Franklin is being held without bond in the Jackson County Jail, on a charge of endangering safety. A 22-caliber rifle was seized at the Charles home near Taylor, along with some marijuana. Sheriff's officers say Charles was upset with the shooting victim for going to a place where marijuana was being grown.

 

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 22:19

Kong Vue Pleads Guilty to Young Woman's Murder

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The man who admits to shooting a La Crosse woman last March during a burglary could get up to 40 years in prison.

Kong Vue pleads guilty to the murder of Sara Hougom. He and his uncle, Pao Choua Vue, could be sentenced together in November for what police say was a random shooting. The negotiated count for Kong Vue is reckless homicide. Three other charges were dismissed.

 

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:01

La Crosse Police Chief Selection Named

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Ronald Tischer will be La Crosse's new police chief.  The Waukesha police captain was selected from three remaining candidates Thursday by the La Crosse police and fire commission and immediately accepted the job offer..  The selection comes four months after former chief Ed Kondracki retired.  We asked commission member Doug Happel about the length of time to come to the decision

 

 

Tischer was selected over interim police chief Rob Abraham and Onalaska police chief Jeffrey Trotnic 

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:56

UW-L Chancellor Worried About Heroin Popularity

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As the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus comes alive with students once again, one looming thought crosses Chancellor, Joe Gow's mind.

Gow says he and other local college heads met recently with La Crosse Police interim Chief, Rob Abraham about the growing heroine problem in the city. The main concern says Gow is not on the campus but off campus where people rob and steal to get money to buy the drug.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:54

RNC Says Wisconsinites Were Fooled

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Governor Scott Walker's recall win this year shows that the republican numbers are there for the state to cast their votes towards the Romney/Ryan ticket in November. That's according to Matt Rhodes with the Romney campaign. Rhodes also said over a million people were fooled 4 years ago.

Rhodes also says with the number of people who came out to vote for Walker in the dead of summer with election fatigue...it once again shows how strong the support is for the republican party in the state.

 

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:53

Farm2School Could Suffer With Crop Losses

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Less apple pies in La Crosse County schools this year? County Nutrionist, Linda Lee, who oversees the Farm 2 School program, says the weather may play into a smaller crop this year.

The program uses locally grown fruits and vegetables which go to schools in Onalaska, Holmen, Bangor, West Salem and La Crosse.

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Many bars and restaurants fought against smoke-free dining laws for Wisconsin...

But a new statewide survey shows that people working at those businesses feel healthier now because of the two-year-old tobacco ban. La Crosse County health educator Judi Zabel says restaurant and bar staffers have said they're happy not to go home with smoky-smelling clothes.  The survey also shows that only one-third of Wisconsin residents are now exposed to smoke outside the home. The percentage was over 50 per cent when the law took effect.

 

 

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No open burning in Onalaska, for now...

The Onalaska Fire Department has issued a ban on open fires in the city and parts of surrounding towns, until further notice. One measure of the fire danger in Onalaska is at its highest level. All of La Crosse County is within a 'very high' danger zone for fires, according to the Wisconsin DNR, while almost all of the state that's south of La Crosse County is at a 'high' risk level.

 

 

 

 

 

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