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On the day of the Super Bowl, Joel Dettwiler got to meet the football players he'll be coaching next fall at U-W-La Crosse. While talking to them, and to reporters today, Coach Dettwiler tells his new players that they have to be committed to doing their best on and off the field. Dettwiler comes to La Crosse from Wartburg College in Iowa, where he's been an assistant coach. He played ball against La Crosse's national championship teams while attending U-W-Platteville in the 1990's.
Money you spend on fees isn’t meant for balancing the budget. While some folks can’t afford the multiplying fees in our state, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says most fees are designed with a particular purpose in mind. But one particular fee has been raided over and over.
Huebsch says the entire time Governor Doyle was in office....he raided over $1.3 billion from the transportation fund. Something Huebsch calls a double tax.
Huebsch says the revenue collected from those fees should not be transferred to the general fund to plug the budget hole, currently around $3 billion
At six this morning, when the doors of JC Penney in La Crosse's Valley View Mall opened four hours early, shoppers started filing in. Packer fans looking for Super Bowl gear. Sales manager Toni Holter says she wasn't surprised. Not after the rush they had after the NFC championship game. She says it was really the same kind of devoted Packers fans; excited that their team got to the Super Bowl, and way more excited after last night's victory.
Holter says they've sold hundreds of Packers Super Bowl tee-shirts so far today with hundreds more on the way, along with over two thousand of the much-coveted locker room caps.
UW-La Crosse picks a new football coach from close to home...
Joel Dettwiler, a Platteville graduate now at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, is the new head football coach for the Eagles.
Dettwiler was among four finalists who were interviewed on campus in the last two weeks. He was director of football operations at Platteville a few years ago. Dettwiler will succeed Larry Terry, who announced in November that he would step down as the Eagles' head coach.
Nothing wrong with driving around with a pocketful of cash. Even thousands of dollars. No crime there. But things change a bit when you're driving around with a pocketful of cash and several bags of marijuana. That's how La Crosse police picked up Devan Kuehn this week-end in La Crosse. They say the Waukon, Iowa 21 year-old was driving around downtown with his lights off. Cop pulled Kuehn over and felt overwhelmed by the smell of marijuana coming out of the car. Found about three thousand dollars in cash and nearly four ounces of individually wrapped baggies of pot in a pasta box. Kuehn faces drug dealing charges.