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Thursday, 05 July 2012 12:39

Car Fire Fee Future Uncertain

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A car fire fee may or may not go into place in the West Salem fire district after a vote this week by the village board.  The board voted down the proposed five hundred dollar car fire fee on Tuesday after an appeal by the volunteer fire department which contends, among other things, the fee will discourage people from calling about a car fire until it's too late.  The fire district board along with the towns of Barre and Hamilton have already approved the fee, however, so it's unclear whether it will still take effect despite the West SAlem village board vote.  The fee would only be charged for those car fires that occur along state-maintained highways. 

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Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:09

Weeks Pile Up for Suspended La Crosse Employees

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Today marks six weeks since a couple of high level city employees in La Crosse were escorted from city hall.  Municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken and Community development administrator Liana Escott have been on paid administrative leave since May 24th.  The city won't say why the two have been suspended, only that the case remains under investigation.  Kisken is still listed as the municipal prosecutor on the city's website.  Escott, however, is not listed.  The two will continue to receive full compensation while suspended, none of which will have to be returned.

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Thursday, 05 July 2012 10:24

Garbage Contractor Fine With New Rules

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La Crosse's garbage hauler says he's okay with the city's new trash rules.   Gary Harter owns Harter's Quick Clean Up.  He thinks the newly adopted regulations will keep the city cleaner and he doesn't even mind the new mandate for all garbage to be in containers

 

 

Besides the new container-only rule, the city also has new restrictions on how many large items can get tossed out at once and prohibits scavenging without permission. 

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Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:41

Burn Ban In Holmen

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The Holmen Fire Department has imposed a burn ban until further notice...

It affects an area of 84 square miles, including a large part of Lake Onalaska.  Fire chief Doug Schober says open burning, including campfires and burn barrels, will be prohibited until the Holmen area gets significant rain for a day or two.  Limits will be put on outdoor cooking fires.

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At least one event at Riverfest is being affected by the heat...

The senior breakfast planned for this morning from 7 to 9 a-m is being postponed until tomorrow, when there could be a break in the hot weather. The breakfast will happen Friday morning at the Pepsi Community Tent in Riverside Park.

 

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One week after the Supreme Court upheld the 'Obamacare' law, the bill and the court decision remain major topics that could affect the November elections.

Democrat Tammy Baldwin stands out as the one U-S Senate candidate in Wisconsin supporting the health care law. Baldwin campaigned at Riverfest in La Crosse on the 4th of July.  She claims that the four Republicans running against her for Herb Kohl's Senate seat would all like to overturn the court ruling and repeal Obamacare...which is one reason she hopes to win the election.

 

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 07:56

Power Out On The 4th For Some

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Xcel Energy hopes to have power restored to some parts of La Crosse by 10 o'clock this morning.

The outages occurred around 6:30 a-m. Xcel says at least six customers are without power. The cause has not been announced yet.

 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 21:54

How Will You Pay For Parking Downtown?

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The debate over charging drivers to park in downtown La Crosse ramps has reached the sub-committee stage...

A smaller 'rate control' subcommittee of the city Parking Utility Board is looking into automated gate systems, blocking off the upper floors of each ramp unless a driver pays for a space. Bob Haines from the city public works office says the paid spaces will be either leased long-term, or temporary at 50 cents an hour.

Haines says ramp users could pay with coins, tokens, or special cards. He says gate manufacturers frown on paying with dollar bills, because the cash box would become a target for thieves.

 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 21:38

Tagger Tagged in La Crosse

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Rembrandt.  Monet.  Da Vinci. Bryant Koscianski isn't any of those guys.  Not even close, say La Crosse police.  The 21 year-old Koscianski has been busted for painting.  Tagging dozens of times, say cops.  They say he's been particularly prolific about his spray-painted graffiti around the city's parking garages.   13 cases.  Thousands in fines.  Cops say they found 150 cans of spray paint at Koscianski's place in Onalaska and a spot where he practiced his graffiti techniques.  Koscianski also faces charges for over a million dollars in tagging damage he's done in Minnesota

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