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La Crosse's mayor will not let his power of 'no' go lightly. Mayor Matt Harter has vetoed a city council resolution on procedures for filling vacant positions in the city. The mayor says he understands why the council wanted a new policy. He says anytime the city can approve processes, it's a good thing. Harter just thinks the approved resolution on new hires is lacking in alllowable time for evaluation on whether requested personnel are even needed.
Could this week's cougar attack in Wisconsin's Juneau county be the first among many? Might depend on how many cougars we're talking about. The Wisconsin DNR is unsure how many big cats are in the state. But the agency knows what to do when cougars start going after livestock. Remove it from the landscape. That means killing it, says the agency's Adrian Wydeven. He says cougars can likely exist pretty well in Wisconsin, as long as they don't come into conflict with humans or farm animals.
Another increase this year, for a food drive by La Crosse area letter carriers.
They collected 45-thousand pounds of food just in the city of La Crosse on Mother's Day weekend. That was three thousand pounds above the amount collected a year ago. The letter carrier drive is a major source of food during the year for community pantries, and organizations like the Salvation Army.
The field of Republican candidates to challenge Senator Russ Feingold is up to four now...
And the fourth, Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson, thinks he has the best chance of all those candidates to send Feingold packing after 18 years. Johnson is traveling with his family this week to announce his run for the Republican Senate nomination. In La Crosse today, Johnson pledged to listen to the people...but he hasn't decided whether to follow Feingold's example of regulat listening sessions if he's elected.