Oktoberfest opens in
Easement issue holds up plans, along with food truck The Apothik Food Truck is gaining in popularity, but expansion
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
First time it's happened in the country For the second time in less than a year, Branch 5 of La Crosse County Court
La Crosse County Admin. wrapped up 18th Habitat 500 He’s raised over $330,000 biking for the Habitat for Humanity.

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Do you want to get in on city government, on the ground floor?

The La Crosse City Council has an opening. But you have to live in the 5th district, the university area, to be eligible. Eric Schmidt just resigned from that council seat this month. City clerk Teri Lehrke is accepting letters of application at her City Hall office until 5 p-m on April 23rd. The council will choose a successor to Schmidt at its May meetings, and the new member will serve until next April.

 

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There's no snow in the forecast for La Crosse through Saturday, which means this March could rank among the least snowy ones on record.

La Crosse has received just five-tenths of an inch of snow this month, barely putting it in the bottom 10 list for the lowest amount of snowfall in March. The driest March ever in the city was just two years ago, with no snow recorded at all. Precipitation in the city since August 1st is about one-third below the normal amount for the period. But at the Alma dam in Buffalo County, moisture is almost 50 per cent below normal.

 

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:26

Oil Prices Just A Part Of Rising Air Fares

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The steady increase in oil and gas prices this year is being felt by airline travelers as well as drivers.

From Friedman's Hobbit Travel in La Crosse, agent Dave Friedman is seeing air fares rise by about 100 dollars in a very short time. He says some of that can be blamed on lower ridership and the practice of adding charges onto a ticket.

 

Friedman says plane tickets might be lower if there were more competition among companies...but mergers and bankruptcies are reducing the number of active airlines.

 

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Packers Tailgate Tour Coming to La Crosse

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The Packers' most recent Super Bowl hero is heading to La Crosse. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who has become one of the top two receivers on the Packers' roster after his commanding Super Bowl performance last year, will be on the bus for this year's Packers Tailgate Tour. The tour begins in La Crosse with a stop at the Oktoberfest grounds on May 15th. Kicker Mason Crosby will also be there as well as Packers Hall of Famers William Henderson, Larry McCarren and Marco Rivera and team president Mark Murphy. Tickets will be available at Festival stores and proceeds fund a local charity. The La Crosse stop is one of five planned for the tailgate tour around the state.

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Once the DNR gets La Crosse's marshland, the state agency wouldn't likely return it.  Some have questioned the plan to transfer the city's marsh to the DNR, asking whether that will limit La Crosse's use of the marsh.  City council member and public works board chair, Dick Swantz doesn't see that as a danger

 

 

The city council next month will vote on whether to follow through with a resolution from many years ago to transfer ownership of the marsh to the DNR.  The council will also likely vote on whether to spend the thousands of dollars needed to make the process happen. 

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:08

PepsiCo Lawsuit

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(AP) A state appeals court has ruled a Jefferson County judge properly dismissed a lawsuit alleging PepsiCo stole two Wisconsin men's idea for bottled water. Charles Joyce and James Voigt filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the soft drink giant and two Wisconsin distributors in 2009. They alleged the companies stole their idea for Ultra-Pure water in 1981 and later marketed it as Aquafina. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jacqueline Erwin initially awarded the men $1.26 billion. But Erwin later vacated the judgment and threw the case out, ruling the statute of limitations had expired. The 4th District Court of Appeals agreed Thursday, noting that PepsiCo began distributing Aquafina in 1994, more than a decade before the men filed the lawsuit. The men's attorney didn't immediately return a message.

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:06

More Booms In Clintonville

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(AP) The U.S. Geological Survey is asking Clintonville residents to report any booming and rumblings to their website. Geological officials said Wednesday they are considering putting a seismometer in Clintonville, after booms and rumblings shook residents again Tuesday night. A 1.5-magnitude earthquake was detected last week and since then residents have reported less intense booms less frequently up until Tuesday night. Geological Survey spokeswoman Heidi Koontz says residents reporting the events to them helps seismologists and geophysicists better understand what's going on. City Administrator Lisa Kuss says she still wants residents to inform police at the nonemergency number.

The website is: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

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Ron Paul In Badger State

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(AP) Texas Rep. Ron Paul is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. Paul originally scheduled the event for Thursday night at the stock pavilion on campus, a venue that can hold thousands of people. But on Wednesday Paul changed the location to outside at the Memorial Union along the shores of Lake Mendota. Paul is fourth in delegates in the GOP primary battle. Forty two delegates are at stake in Wisconsin. A poll released Tuesday by the Marquette Law School showed Mitt Romney with 39 percent support of likely Republican voters in Wisconsin, with 31 percent for Rick Santorum. Paul had 11 percent while Newt Gingrich lagged at just 5 percent. A full 12 percent were undecided.

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Western Takes Advantage Of Wisconsin Program

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Last week, the Wisconsin Covenant Foundation began accepting
applications for the Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant opportunity. An opportunity for Western Techincal College to grow some of their programs.

Western President, Lee Raasch, says the program will support the expansion and implementation of degree, diploma and certificate programs that increase the number of program graduates who achieve job placement in occupations at Wisconsin businesses in need of employees with specific skills.

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