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But the La Crosse Central High Activities director says it's tough to feel great about the amount of spring sports events he's having to reschedule because of rain. And, of course, the winter storm this week. Logan High Activities Director, Steve Hole agrees that re-scheduling is a struggle that takes some doing to overcome. Hole and Beran agree that Tennis and it's need for completely dry courts is the toughest spring sport to find relatively arid days in which to replay postponed matches.
Three people were dumped in a pond yesterday...by a snowplow.
Just before noon Tuesday, 38 year old Melody Cox of Prairie Du Chien was driving on Highway 35 near Stoddard when she passed a snowplow clearing the roads. As she passed the plow.....it threw snow on her windshield causing her not to be able to see where she was going. Her car spun out of control and ended up in a pond.
Cox and two other passengers were pulled form the freezing water by Vernon County deputies. All 3 were taken to Gunderson Lutheran in Lacrosse with non-life threatening injuries.
Dan Kapanke's getting back in the saddle. The Republican state senator has scheduled a state budget listening session in Holmen tomorrow. This comes just weeks after Kapanke canceled other listening sessions, after receiving death threats and being the victim of vandals--all associated with the collective bargaining bill that remains tied up in court. The Holmen session will run from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Holmen Village Community room. Kapanke faces a recall election sometime this summer although the senator is challenging the validity of the recall petition filed with the state.
At this point, a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings isn't on the drawing board. And there's no clear way for how it would get paid for.
As long as no money for a new stadium comes out of the state's general fund, says Preston republican state rep, Greg Davids. He knows that's not a popular stand among those who look at the Vikings as a statewide asset. But, Davids says, the Vikes are just another business in the state and the team doesn't give places like his district a direct benefit.
Davids, also head of the house tax committee in Saint Paul, also says he might support a Twin Cities area taxing district to help pay for the stadium. It is the metro area, he says, that gets all the benefit of having the Vikings around.