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Week-ends are for letting down your hair a little. Having a good time. Knocking back a few. Driving drunk. Or, at least that appears to be the case in Wisconsin. A national report recently found the state to have the highest percentage of people who reported driving drunk. No shocker for La Crosse county sheriff's captain Mike Horstman. He says the study shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone in the state. And, he says, until the public decides they need to make better decisions drinking and celebrating, there's going to be little improvement in the drunk driving rate. Horstman says it's no longer unusual to arrest someone with a sixth, seventh or eighth OWI on their record. And typically, he says, blood alcohol level is way above the legal limit.
The UW-Lacrosse holds its 46th annual Mid-year Commencement Sunday. A total of 626 students are expected to graduate, including 470 receiving undergraduate degrees and 156 receiving graduate degrees. Three ceremonies are planned for Mitchell Hall Gymnasium.
The ceremonies include:
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Things got a little hot yesterday when somebody was working on metal in the art department at U-W-La Crosse.
Some metal started on fire inside a kiln on the first floor of the Center for the Arts. The fire did not spread outside the kiln, but firefighters evacuated the building just in case. The building's ventilation system dispersed most of the smoke. The arts building had to be evacuated for almost two hours.
For those of us who have stepped onto a school campus or into a school cafeteria in the United States, it is hard not to notice the abundance of bad food choices. Greasy pizza, fried snacks
The money will be used to increase the number of children in school lunch programs. In addition, unhealthy food choices will be replaced with better options. Lacrosse School Nutritionist, Joni Ralph, says she likes what she has seen so far.....what happens down to the road.....well that remains to be seen.