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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:19

Minnesota Lawmakers Still Hard At It

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(AP) Gov. Mark Dayton says there are still ``significant differences'' in a tax policy bill that's become a linchpin of negotiations to end the legislative session. Dayton is pushing for a vote on the $1 billion Vikings stadium project, which he says will create jobs. Republicans are using his desire for a stadium to get what they want on tax changes and in borrowing for state construction. Dayton says he asked Republican leaders to drop their goal of freezing property taxes for business. He says they haven't responded.

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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 11:13

U.S Senate Candidate Stumps In La Crosse

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It's a busy week of campaigning in western Wisconsin for one of the Republican U.S. Senate candidates. The first stop for Mark Neumann's campaign was in La Crosse this morning.  One of his main goals is to scale back on what he calls an unconstitutional level of federal rules and regulations, but his focus today was balancing the federal budget. Neumann said he is a both a fiscal and social conservative who would vote to repeal Obamacare. His five-year plan to balance the federal budget includes eliminating or cutting back on 150 government programs.

 

 

Neumann is part of a large crowd in the fight for Herb Kohl's seat. Other candidates are former governor Tommy Thompson, Representative Jeff Fitzgerald, businessman Eric Hovde, and chiropractor Kip Smith. The democrats have produced one candidate, congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Neumann served Wisconsin's first district in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Neumann ran against Governor Walker in the 2010 election, and in 1998, lost out to Russ Feingold, the incumbent senator.

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Monday, 30 April 2012 22:07

Students To Run Cross Country....In Hawaii

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Every four years the Viroqua Cross Country team travels to Hawaii to participate in a cross country meet hosted by James Rubasch, a coach who grew up in Vernon County in southwest Wisconsin. Each athlete works hard to pay his or her own way. This year the Viroqua cross country student athletes are building a new fundraiser of a different sort, the Aloha Bike Tour to be held on Saturday, August 18th. Enter Jenny Leum. ( LEE-UM)

Leum says the bike ride will do many things for the runners: involve them in the community, raise funds for the planned trip, encourage team spirit and unity, and promote their active lifestyle. You can sign up by going to aloha bike tour dot com.

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The UW-L Foundation awarded 400 scholarships totaling about $325 thousand during the Student Scholarship and Awards program last night. And Foundation President, Al Trapp, says their was a reason the number of applicants went up this year. And it may have saved some trees in the process.

The UW-L Foundation also awards an additional $150 thousand in scholarships at other times throughout the year.

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Will Wisconsin workers be safer with a different governor?

AFSCME union director Marty Beil has no doubt that they will. In La Crosse this weekend, Beil told the audience at a ceremony for workers killed on the job that Governor Scott Walker's actions against unions are increasing the risk of injury for many corporate employees.  Beil claims that Walker is leaving many employees in Wisconsin with 'no voice in the workplace.' He also says actions decreasing government openness have 'cast us into darkness.'

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Among the drunk drivers nabbed this week-end by La Crosse police, was the woman who parked her car on top of a roadside sign on the northside. Cops say the 47 year-old woman earned her first OWI for plowing into a "No Stopping or Standing During School Hours" sign near Franklin elementary on Friday afternoon just after school let out. Her 12 year-old child was a passenger but not hurt in the crash. The woman said she'd just had a glass of wine but blew a .23 on the breathalyzer at jail. She faces extra penalties because a child under 16 was in the car.

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Monday, 30 April 2012 11:53

Viroqua Police Are Serious About Texting

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You had better think twice about texting or facebooking someone in Viroqua mean and nasty things. It's all a part of a new ordinance aimed at cracking down on the growing problem says Police Chief, Darren Jefson.

And in return, if your found guility of course, you will be handed a fine of $298.

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Monday, 30 April 2012 10:55

Not Much Absentee Movement Yet

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Week number two now for absentee voting for the upcoming recall elections. We checked in with La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke, on the response so far.

Lehrke says in the meantime they continue to process written requests and permanent absentee ballots for those that can't get out. Wisconsin's primary is next Tuesday.

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Maybe more time for a special committee coming up with new rules for electronic billboards in La Crosse.  This week, the city council begins the process of extending a moratorium on new electronic signs while a sign committee continues its work.  End result?  Good question, says sign committee member and city councilman, Jim Bloedorn

 

 

The current moratorium on electronic signs has been in place for almost a year.

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