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Grocery owner battled cancer for over a decade For over 50 years, Phil Quillin was a big part of the La Crosse
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Victim shot 9 times, police found a weapon Deshawn Randall has been formally charged with first-degree murder. That
Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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In the space of two hours on Saturday, you could have seen both Wisconsin's governor and one of his main Democratic challengers campaigning in La Crosse, ahead of Tuesday's recall primary.

Democrat Kathleen Falk was first in town, speaking at the Cowley Science Hall on the U-W-L campus. About an hour later, Governor Scott Walker greeted volunteers at the Republican party office on the Causeway. Falk believes a coalition of many groups will give her an edge in the Democratic voting on Tuesday.  Falk says the state would be better off if Walker were to spend less time traveling outside Wisconsin, raising money to offset the massive fund-raising he says Democrats are doing against him.

 

Walker says he's picking up support from voters in both parties, for standing up for what he believes.

Democrats criticize Walker for traveling out-of-state to raise millions of dollars. Walker says he has to go to other states, to balance the money he says is being raised out-of-state to defeat him.

 

 

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Friday, 04 May 2012 11:33

Cabela's To Open On Packer Property

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(AP) Outdoor retailer Cabela's will open on a store on property owned by the Green Bay Packers. Packers CEO Mark Murphy said Friday Cabela's will build a store near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lombardi Ave. in Ashwaubenon. The Packers organization has been trying to develop the property for a couple of years. But, part of the property is a wetland. The Legislature last year changed the law allowing the site to be developed. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela's plans to open the store in the summer of 2013. It's Cabela's third store in Wisconsin. It also has stores in Prairie du Chien and Richfield. The company also operates a distribution center in Prairie du Chien. Cabela's is headquartered in Sidney, Neb.

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Drug Take Back Is Working

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(AP) The Drug Enforcement Administration's recent effort to collect unused prescription drugs has netted nearly 47,000 pounds in part of the Midwest. The DEA's St. Louis office said Friday that the six states covered by the office saw 46,686 pounds of medication collected on April 28, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Nationwide, more than a half-million pounds of unwanted or expired medications were turned in for disposal. The St. Louis DEA says it collected 21,232 pounds of drugs in Missouri, 8,753 pounds in Kansas, 5,422 pounds in Nebraska, 5,365 pounds in Iowa, 1,490 pounds in South Dakota and 4,424 pounds in southern Illinois. Another DEA office is responsible for the rest of Illinois.

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Dayton Continues To Work

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(AP) Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted tax plan that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state's rainy day reserves. The Republican-led Legislature sent Dayton the bill Thursday night and he had a few days to mull it over, but the Democratic governor struck it down Friday morning. The bill casts a shadow over an impending vote on a Minnesota Vikings stadium plan because some lawmakers suggested they would look more favorably on the stadium package if Dayton signed the tax plan. Republicans who crafted the bill have argued that freezing a statewide property tax levy on businesses and relaxing some company sales tax rules would motivate new hiring. Dayton and Democrats complained that it would blow a bigger hole in the state budget.

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Friday, 04 May 2012 11:28

Meet A Lt. Governor Candidate; Robins

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Ira Robins says he has a plan to put a halt to candidates in the state accepting campaign money from special interest groups. The Democratic Lt. Governor candidate says it's easy.

At a forum last night in Sparta, Robins says his independence makes him the best candidate for lieutenant governor, especially since he has a plan, investigative experience, and proven courage required to stop the negative effects of special interest money on our elected officials. Robins is best known for his investigation into the wrongful murder conviction of Laurie Bambi Bembenek.

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Friday, 04 May 2012 11:27

Meet A Gubernatorial Candidate; Trivedi

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Dr. Hari Trevedi is running for Governor in Wisconsin and is not running as a democrat or republican. At a forum last night, the physician and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, explained why he is running as an Independent.

Trivedi places himself in the middle of the political spectrum and while he's never held elected office, he insists voters should take his candidacy seriously.

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Friday, 04 May 2012 06:38

TIF Policy Spurned by Council Committee

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A new La Crosse city policy that would end cash grants to businesses in TIF districts appears to have stalled for now.  A city council committee has rejected a new TIF policy put forward by mayor Matt Harter in response to a proposal from Kwik Trip to expand at their headquarters.  In that complicated deal, Kwik Trip stands to get cash back through TIF financing.  Harter wants something in place that restricts that.  The new policy would do that as well as eliminate job incentives for businesses through TIFs and standardize who receives TIF financing and why.  The council committee expressed concern that the new policy simply was not ready. 

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Friday, 04 May 2012 06:36

Exit 3 Plans Appear Stuck in Plan Stage

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It seemed like almost every comment from the public in La Crosse about moving an interstate exit was a bad comment.  Enough to push exit 3 alternative plans right to the brink of the trash can.  A city council committee has recommended against approving funding for a study that would have to come before exit 3 construction plans could be put into place.  City council president Audrey Kader says she can understand why so many have been opposed to the plans

 

 

Rerouting highways 35 and 53 under the plan would displace dozens of homes and businesses.

 

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Twenty-eight years ago Friday, a woman's mutilated body was dumped along a highway in Vernon County...

Since then, nobody has been arrested for the woman's murder...mainly because police still can't figure out who the victim was. On this anniversary, state and local law enforcers are highlighting the Jane Doe case again. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears hopes to get information about the woman out to as many people as possible, through the news media and the internet, because it could, in his words, 'make a light go off.'

 

None of the potential clues to Jane Doe's identity has ever panned out. Her hands had been cut off, and even numbers printed inside the woman's dentures did not lead to an I-D.

 

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Phil Quillin, of Quillin's Foods, died today. http://t.co/ll1qcV79Id
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More consultants in La Crosse http://t.co/2bMzFLZyWC
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La Crosse's public works director paints a picture of construction in the city, even after "construction season." http://t.co/RxN3Lg9om3
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George Miller was shot 9 times. Deshawn Randall denied shooting him on Aug. 21 in La Crosse. http://t.co/LR7neJUp6Y
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Shannon, from Catholic Charities, snuck away from handing out school supplies to students at the La Crosse... http://t.co/AgyOBOgL82

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