Eagles win in dramatic fashion in last event
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
A new year marks the start of construction on a new I-90 bridge over the Mississippi, north of La Crosse...
MN DOT spokeswoman Kristin Kammueller tells us foundation work could begin this winter on a site north of the existing Dresbach bridge. Because of that location, Kristin says a popular rest stop near the bridge will soon be off-limits to drivers of big rigs. Plans also call for replacing the sharp right turn required to go to Wisconsin from the northbound lane of Highway 61.
The new four-lane bridge is expected to open in 2016. No plans have been made for the existing bridge, which has been used for more than 40 years.
Gage Maurer has announced his candidacy for the City Council District 11 special election. He will be running in the recall election of City Council President Audrey Kader.
Maurer's decision to run for City Council is largely due to his concern in the current direction of the City Council. First he is concerned with the possible loss of the monthly Committee of the Whole meetings. Also, when regulations are unpredictable and unreasonable, like the recent sign ordinance, it creates an unfair burden on small businesses in La Crosse. Maurer said, "UW-La Crosse has consistently had representation on City Council; therefore, Viterbo should also have representation on City Council”. Because District 11 is predominantly made up of Viterbo University students, it seems fitting that a student from the district could fill the position. For example, the UW-La Crosse campus was allowed an exemption from alternate-side parking restrictions while Viterbo was not.
Maurer is currently a sophomore business management major at Viterbo University. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership, Students in Free Enterprise, a founding member of an on campus political organization, and as a current member of the Viterbo University Men's Golf Team, he is a representative on the Student Athletes Advisory Committee. He has also been on the University Dean's List each semester and works as a university tutor.
Bob Anderson is one of the people behind the widely popular Decorah
Instead of attending parties or watching football games, members of Congress spent their New Year's holiday trying to dodge a financial disaster.
Both the Senate and House voted yesterday to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff," even though the apparent deadline had passed. Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse says, let's not do that again, calling last-minute late-night votes a "lousy way" to run a country.
Kind tells us that letting taxes rise for many families might have pushed the country into a long recession.