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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:01

Governor Reacts To Bridge Plan

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The U.S. House of Representatives, 2 weeks ago, on approved legislation on building a new St. Croix River bridge to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin. The House voted 339 to 80 in favor of legislation that exempts the proposed $700 million bridge at Stillwater, Minnesota from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Governor Scott Walker talked about the future of Minnesota/Wisconsin partnerships.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, the lead agency on the new bridge, will begin soil testing for the span's foundation this summer. Construction is expected to start in 2014 and take three years.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:16

Mixed News on Wisconsin Unemployment

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Wisconsin is adding jobs but many areas of the state are still showing increases in unemployment.  That's the latest mixed news from the state in a jobs report.   Several of the state's metro areas added hundreds of jobs in February.  But all 12 of the metros had higher unemployment rates compared to January.  Metro La Crosse unemployment increased from 6.2 percent to 6.4 percent, even while adding three hundred jobs.   La Crosse county continues to have very low unemployment, second lowest in the state at six percent. 

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A La Crosse business group says it supports the idea of hiring a city administrator.  The Chamber of Commerce hopes voters consider agreeing to adding a top administrator to city hall.  In a statement on Wednesday, the chamber says the value in having a professional city administrator is a higher level of efficiency.  The chamber also notes that the city has operated under the same form of government since the 1800's and things have become sufficiently complex to consider changing to a governmental form that includes a professional administrator. 

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:14

ATC Open Houses

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American Transmission Co. is continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project with the third in a series of public open houses presenting preliminary routes for the proposed 150- to 170-mile, 345-kilovolt line from north of the La Crosse area to northern Dane County. Approximately 9,000 potentially affected landowners, public officials and other stakeholders will receive invitations in the mail this week. ATC is hosting six informational open houses throughout the project study area to present a map of preliminary routes and provide more information about the project. There will be no formal presentation.

The public is invited to attend any of the following open houses:

April 17, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Onalaska

April 18, Ettrick Elementary School, Ettrick

April 19, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens

April 24, Waunakee Village Center, Waunakee

April 25, Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells

April 26, Norwalk Community Center, Norwalk

Open houses at all locations run from 1 to 7 p.m.

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Going after federal health care reforms has become the trademark of republicans running for congress this year.  And Chippewa Falls' Edward Martin is no exception

 

 

Martin, a retired army sergeant, joins another army veteran in the race to unseat La Crosse democratic congressman Ron Kind.  Former Fort McCoy garrison commander and state Veterans Affairs secretary Ray Boland announced earlier this year that he would run for the seat.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:59

Garbage Rule Changes Head to City Council

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The hope with new garbage regulations in La Crosse is that the rules will lead to a cleaner city overall.  Doing that through some potential fines, says city public works director, Dale Hexom, and some education about the best way to get rid of your trash as well

 

 

The city's public works board this week has agreed to new regulations that have been worked on for months.  Among changes: a limit to large items that can be put in the garbage at once and a requirement that all garbage goes in a container.  The city council will also have to approve the new rules at a meeting next month. 

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:05

Santorum In Sparta

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared in Sparta this morning and pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst  to challenge President Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. Santorum told a group of lumberyard workers and supporters that healthcare is the most important issue in this election. While Romney says he would fight to repeal Obama’s health care law, Santorum says Romney essentially is disqualified because he put in place a similar law in Massachusetts when he was governor, including a requirement that all residents buy health insurance. Santorum won Louisiana’s primary Saturday but continues to lag behind Romney.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:38

Santorum Stumps In Sparta

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The first presidential candidate to hit this part of the state says healthcare in America is about to blow up. Republican Rick Santorum stopped off in Sparta this morning and says healthcare starts with a business.

The former Pennsylvania Senator pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. He says healthcare is the most important issue in the election.

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La Crosse police have not arrested anyone yet for the shooting death of a Western Tech student on Monday.

A news release from the police department declares the death of 20-year-old Sara Hougom to be a homicide, based on autopsy results. That would be the second murder in La Crosse this month, following the strangling death of a woman on the city's north side. Meanwhile, U-W-L Chancellor Joe Gow says a memorial service for the local college student may be planned soon.

 

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