Closure will last throughout weekend
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Is our system of choosing a President rigged? We hear that message, even from some of the candidates. And a new poll suggests that most people agree. A new Reuters...
One historic La Crosse neighborhood is getting fix-up money from a local charitable group.
Up to 20 homeowners in the Washburn neighborhood south of Cass Street can qualify for Community Foundation grants for painting and other exterior improvements. Grants can run as high as 800 dollars. The Washburn Neighborhood Association will review the applications for funding, and monitor how the improvement projects are going.
A Sparta man arrested for a fatal 2009 crash that killed his older brother waived a preliminary hearing in Monroe County this morning. 26 year old Jason Schodeberg is in the Monroe County Jail on a charge of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Schodeberg denied being the driver in the July 26 single vehicle crash that killed his 30 year old brother, Glenn Schodeberg, on Hwy. 33 in Cashton.
Police accuse Schodeberg of running away after the crash, while his brother was pinned beneath the car. DNA results from airbags revealed that Schodeberg was the driver, and a crash reconstruction and witnesses who came forward this year helped corroborate the evidence. A future court dare has not yet been set.
A Sparta man who was shot by police last January after pointing a loaded
In these days of business consolidations, one company can sometimes make a wide variety of unrelated products.
The same is true with government agencies. In La Crosse County, services for children with physical disabilities and for people with substance abuse problems are provided by a mental health department. Agency head Matt Strittmater says the long-time name of his office...Mental Health Recovery Services...doesn't quite fit any more.
So the M-H-R-S board is doing a study to come up with a more suitable agency name. Strittmater says a decision could be made by the end of March.
Another way of saving time and travel for doctors at Franciscan...
The Mayo system has started using Skype computer technology to do long-distance diagnosis of stroke patients in La Crosse. Local Mayo Franciscan neurologist Greg Pupillo says video can give a specialist in Rochester more information to decide whether a patient is having a stroke. The equipment has been available in La Crosse for a month now, but it has not been needed yet to diagnose an actual patient. Most regional Mayo clinics will have the Skype system available by the end of this year.
(AP) The state Supreme Court says a newspaper has a right to complete copies of Juneau County's legal bills. The Juneau County Star-Times in 2010 asked the county for legal bills from an investigation into a former sheriff's deputy. The law firm that handled the probe released redacted bills to the newspaper through the county.
A state appeals court ruled in 2011 that the Star-Times deserved complete copies under Wisconsin's open records law. The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Tuesday the bills are public records because they were produced during the course of the law firm's work for the county. The majority didn't take up the actual reactions, letting the appellate ruling stand on that issue.
An attorney representing the county didn't immediately return messages.
(AP) The Green Bay Packers take renovation plans for the Lambeau Field Atrium to the stadium district board. Team officials have talked generally about atrium improvements, but nothing definitively. Those improvements include moving the Packers Hall of Fame from the basement to a more visible location.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy is expected to present the improvements to the board Tuesday. They may also include renovations for the Pro Shop and Curly's Pub.
Packers' spokesman Aaron Popkey says that team officials will also outline how the project will affect stadium scheduling.