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Proposal would pay position $80,000 This week begins the debate in La Crosse City Hall over whether to raise the
Easement issue holds up plans, along with food truck The Apothik Food Truck is gaining in popularity, but expansion
Unintimidated PAC has raised $20 million A La Crosse businessman has a big stake in a Scott Walker presidential
City says projects should end soon and on time Traffic on all of Main street in La Crosse is getting close to
More stops, better than faster trains, director says There won’t be a new high-speed rail in La Crosse, but there

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Another step forward in the effort to reopen the Hollywood Theater of La Crosse...

Attorney Phil Addis announced on a Facebook page yesterday that his company, Main Street Renaissance, has been granted the deed to the old movie theater at 5th and Jay. Addis says plans for the renovation of the Hollywood will be started soon. Addis's company bought the building at an auction in February for 15-thousand dollars. It had been owned previously by the Children's Museum of La Crosse. The Hollywood originally opened in 1936, and presented movies and live concerts before shutting down within the last 10 years.

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A new delay in the murder trial of Eric Koula...

Jury selection is being delayed until the first week of June, to give both sides more opportunity to review evidence and witnesses. The Koula trial had been scheduled to start next week. This May will mark two years since Koula's parents were found shot to death at their Barre Mills home. Eric Koula is accused of committing the murders in order to get money from his parents' bank account, to pay off debts from stock trading.

 

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:34

Chilsen Plan: Teacher Before 9, Mayor After 9

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On the day after being elected mayor of Onalaska, Joe Chilsen has his new routine figured out...

Chilsen will balance his new duties at City Hall with his main job, teaching marketing at U-W-La Crosse before 9 a.m., and then heading to his office to do what he calls "mayor stuff."

 

Chilsen pledged to work closely with members of the city's executive team who are the experts in different departments. He won Tuesday's election with 77 per cent of the vote over opponent Samantha Carter.

 

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:31

Kind Sides With Barrett For Governor

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Three weeks ago, Congressman Ron Kind was asked if he had made final plans for this election year, and he said he would have a statement "shortly."

 

So far, the La Crosse Democrat still has not made that announcement...but another statement today from Kind takes him out of the race for governor. Kind is endorsing Tom Barrett for the Democratic nomination to challenge Scott Walker in the spring recall election. He calls the Milwaukee mayor a leader who can 'bring Wisconsin together again.' A few months ago, Kind decided not to run for the U-S Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl.

 

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:02

Heim Questions Where The Candidates Were

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So why didn't we see Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich on the campaign trail in western Wisconsin? UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, says it may have come down to the almighty dollar.

The only sign of Gingrich we saw was a stop by his wife in Sparta 2 weeks a go.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:01

Another Assemblyman Drops Out

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One more spot in the state assembly just opened up. Democrat Mark Radcliffe says that he’s leaving. The Black River Falls lawmaker says four years is enough, and he won’t run for re election this fall.

As part of the state’s redistricting plan, Republicans placed Radcliffe in the same district as his fellow Assembly Democrat Chris Danou of Trempealeau. Radcliffe said the re districting played a role in his decision but even if it didn’t happen, he said he might not have run again anyway. He said his family has been talking about his plans for the last couple of months.

The 40-year-old Radcliffe says it’s time to give someone else a chance.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 11:54

New Garbage Rules Lacking Universal Support

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There's clearly some landlords frustrated with the city of La Crosse.   New proposed garbage rules have some crying foul, even after the new regulations were re-worked to be more palatable to landlords.  Not enough, says David Olson.  He recommends the city look to its own Oktoberfest mess first

 

 

The full city council votes on the rules next month.  Among other things, the regulations would allow the city to go after the worst mess-makers with fines up to a thousand dollars. 

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 23:10

More Projects....Less Money In School District

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On the list of the 2008 referendum construction needs in the La Crosse School District...there seems to be more projects then money. Building and Grounds Supervisor, Joe Ledvina explains.

The amount of projects remaining totals $6.9 million while the actual refererendum funding remaining is $3.5 million.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 23:09

Tomah Mayor Wins By 5 Votes And Other Results

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In the La Crosse School Board races last night, two incumbents were re-seated while one newcomer was welcomed in. Deb Suchla led all vote getters followed by Jeff Meyer and Rob McMahon. Daniel Moen quit his campign early but wass till on the ballot.

 

The three incumbent Onalaska School Board members all won their seats back last night. Heather Sysimaki, Brian Haefs, Alana Havenstrite all defeated Kristoffer Knickrehm.

 

The winners from the West Salem School District included Ken Schlimgen, Jane Halverson and Sylvester Clements.

 

For Town Of Campbell Supervisor, Jeffrey Schroeder defeated Bruce Becker with Schroeder taking 69% of the vote.

 

In Tomah, incumbent Mayor John Rusch may have won the race but don't count out challenger, Shannon Hough yet as she only lost by 5 votes. The final tally was Rusch 755 and Hough 750. Hough posted on her facebook last night that she will be asking for an official recount later today.

 

In Viroqua, you can continue to call him Mayor, after Larry Fanta defeated challenger Irving Leif 575 to 188.

Sparta voters said yes to a $2 million aquatic center by an almost 3 to 1 margin. The vote total was 1181 yes and 391 no.

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