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All the people waiting to collect money from Skipperliner in La Crosse may have to keep waiting for a while...
The attorney for the town of Campbell, Brent Smith, says the appointment of a third receiver for Skipperliner does not make the settlement of company debts go faster than before. Campbell is owed 300-thousand dollars or more in loans paid to Skipperliner, before the factory closed in late April. One bank is suing to get back close to four million dollars from Skipperliner, which is still in the market for a new owner.
You almost believe that by the time Mike Larsen's temporary replacement's approved, she won't be needed. It seems to be going that way so far in the effort to fill the ailing Larsen's seventh district city council seat in La Crosse. First committee vote to approve Jacie Gamroth for the seat is split with a loud and almost angry 'no' vote coming from council member Andrea Richmond. She's essentially calling the temporary appointment a hijacking of democracy. She wants to instead refine city rules to define jsut when a temporary replacement is needed on the council and hold off on appointing anyone to Larsen's seat since he's supposed to return to the council in November.
Synthetic cannabis, watch out; La Crosse has your number. A city council committee this week has approved a ban on the sale, possession, and use of synthetic marijuana. It goes by names like K2 and Spice but generally is considered to be similar in nature to marijuana. Municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken says the stuff is poison and, because it's unregulated, poses a significant danger to La Crosse and therefore needs to be regulated at least until the state of Wisconsin enacts a ban statewide.
Tomah police have captured their fugitive. Friday, near midnight, 45
year-old Mark Page went on the run after a routine traffic stop brought out
out the Tomah K9 unit and the dog apparently hit on some drugs in his car.
Page was arrested but escaped. Cops tracked him to his apartment and thought
they had him cornered but he slipped through their net and was on the lam
for a couple of days, possibly in La Crosse, before turning himself in at
the VA in Tomah yesterday afternoon. Police have dealings with Page in the
past in which he brandished a weapon at them.