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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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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:26

Jail On Voters Minds

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Monroe County residents are taking to the polls today to vote on where they would like to see a new jailand courthouse built. Monroe County Sheriff, Pete Quirin.

Quirin says it's on the referendum because it's been a stumbling block with the county board for more then 20 years. Some want it built in downtown Sparta....others at the dog pound site near Highway 71.

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Onalaska Enjoys Savings

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A switch in health insurance providers will save big bucks for the Onalaska School District and its employees.

Larry Dalton, Director of Finance and Business Services, says after considering bids from a number of providers, school officials dropped longtime carrier WEA Trust. The school district will work with Gundersen Lutheran and Mayo affiliated HMOs to offer a dual choice program, the first of its kind in a school district.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:25

La Crosse Pimp To Prison

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A La Crosse pimp who ran a prostitution ring out of his North Side apartment will spend the next four years in prison. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne sentenced 50 year old Steven Cathey this afternoon. Cathey stated in court that he did not try to prostitute anybody.

Prosecutors contend Cathey ran the ring out of an apartment on Rose Street from his October 2010, prison release until February 1st of last year. One woman said Cathey arranged her meetings with men, and another said Cathey kept the money from her eight customers and paid her with crack cocaine.

Cathey denied being involved in prostitution but was heard on phone calls from jail telling a woman to get rid of all the names and numbers. Cathey, back in October, entered an Alford plea where he admits no wrongdoing but concedes a jury likely would convict him to one count of pandering/pimping days before his trial. He later tried to withdraw his plea.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:00

Voting Today in Wisconsin

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As voters go to the polls today, plenty of names on ballot no longer belong to candidates who are still in a race.  Wisconsin presidential primary voting today along with spring balloting of county board supervisors and school district candidates.

 

 

Voters will see six republican presidential candidates on the ballot when they go to the polls today.  But Michelle Bachman and Jon Huntsman have ended their candidacies.  Something similar in the La Crosse school district race.   Four names on the ballot for three seats, but Dan Moen has apparently suspended his campaign.  Statewide voter turnout expected to be 35 percent today.  A city administrator referendum could boost turnout in La Crosse, while an Onalaska mayor's race could increase turnout there.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:59

Wolf Hunt Coming to Wisconsin

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It's not going to open season on wolves in Wisconsin.  But a wolf hunt is coming.  Governor Walker this week signed a law that allows it.  The point is not to take a bunch of wolves through a hunt, says Bob Welch, who represents groups who support a wolf hunt, but to discourage some not-so-friendly wolf behavior around humans

 

 

A recent federal de-listing of the gray wolf across the upper midwest has states moving to manage wolf populations through hunts and other methods.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:58

Sign Committee Looking for More Time

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It won't be long before the city of La Crosse has new rules governing billboards in place.  But not soon enough to avoid running past the expiration of a 12 month moratorium on electronic signs within the city.  City councilman Bob Seaquist wants the moratorium extended so his billboard committee can complete work on new rules for the signs.  Not a long extension, he says

 

 

The city put a sign moratorium in place last summer after backlash from a big electronic billboard that went up right at the entrance to La Crosse on town of Medary land. 

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Monday, 02 April 2012 23:47

La Crosse School Board Talks Construction

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The La Crosse School Board was given final details of upgrades to occur at State Road School last night. Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Joe Ledvina.

Ledvina said the bids for the projects have all came in under projections. The board, which can approve 2 out of the 3 options, will vote on their final plans at their next meeting in 2 weeks. The monies come from the operational budget and not from a referendum passed a few years ago.

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Monday, 02 April 2012 23:45

Tomah Shooting Still Being Investigated

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Police in Tomah are looking for two suspects linked to a shooting that occured two weeks ago. Beyond that....not much else is being released by police. Chief Wes Revels.

21 year old Holden Mayberry suffered a single gunshot wound to
the torso after he was walking along a walking trail in Tomah. Mayberry told police two men confronted him on the trail and then shot him. No detailed description of the suspects has been given.

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Monday, 02 April 2012 21:50

Get Him Back On The Train

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La Crosse was not the scheduled destination for this rail rider...

Julian Rowland of Missouri was taken off the Empire Builder at the La Crosse depot this weekend after getting into a fight with a conductor when he couldn't pay for food in the dining car. Rowland also kicked a La Crosse city cop when he resisted arrest.

 

Judge Ramona Gonzalez told Rowland in court on Monday that they would try to get him on a train to Chicago, so he could use a return ticket to his hometown. The D-A's office proposed a deal for Rowland to plead to resisting arrest, so he could be sent on his way.  A charge of disorderly conduct would be dropped, as part of the deal.

 

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