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The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and the Wisconsin River Valleys are no longer using order forms – and the girls will have their cookies on hand instead.
Barbara Boelk says the Minnesota and western Wisconsin Girl Scouts hope to sell five-million boxes of cookies this season, and become the world’s largest cookie program. The Minnesota-Wisconsin chapter has around 63 thousand girls, parents and supporters making it the 8th largest chapter in the country.
Sales begin Saturday for Winona and Houston Counties.
Gun bans for Iowa's courthouses, city halls and other civic buildings are being debated across the state.
The new state law that eases the way for Iowa residents to carry guns has led to the discussion by city councils and county boards.
Iowa's new gun law took effect January 1st. It limits the discretion local sheriffs previously had in denying permits without explanation. Now, sheriffs may deny applications for specific reasons only.
Area veteran service representatives met last week during a summit at the Tomah VA to collaborate ideas — just a year into a 5 year plan to curb veteran homelessness.
There’s a lot to get done in the four remaining years to end veteran homelessness, but Cathy Routh, chief of social work services at the VA, is optimistic. There are around 300 homeless veterans on a nightly basis in western Wisconsin.
The Boys and Girls club of West Salem has found a news home. They will lease the former Hope Community Church on Hamilton Street.
Move in is already taking place and the opening date is scheduled for February 7th.
Someday, what was once known as the Mobil Oil site in La Crosse could be the city's grand new development.
But that someday seems quite a ways away. The city council this month will consider hiring a consultant to help deal with environmental clean-up at the former industrial site between Copeland avenue and the Black River. But that might be premature. The DNR tells us that the city will have to come up with a plan for what it wants to do with the site before a plan for environmental clean-up by Exxon-Mobil can be created. Just now the city is beginning the process of planning for use. Basically, the DNR tells us, Exxon-Mobil is on the hook for clean-up. But the company isn't sure how much clean-up it will have to do.