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Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:22

Heroin Everywhere

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It used to be that heroin was one of the most expensive drugs out there. But check almost any courtroom in the state and you'll find heroin cases on the rise. Sparta Police Chief, Mike Kass, says he is seeing it every day....and not just in his city. So what's being done to crack down on the drug?

Kass says towns and cities are also sharing ways that they are using to crack down on the dealing and usage of the drug. He says it's here to stay.......at least for a while.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:15

Police Chief Arrested

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(AP) The Ho-Chunk Nation's police chief has resigned following his arrest on possible obstruction charges. Dan Libke was placed on administrative leave following a Feb. 24 arrest at his home. Officials have not disclosed the reason for possible obstruction and no charges have been filed. Libke was sworn in as the band's first police chief in September 2010. The Jackson County district attorney is reviewing the case.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:15

Winter Storm Pounds Minnesota Again

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(AP) A powerful late winter storm has closed schools for a second day in Duluth. Superintendent Bill Gronseth says some city roads remain in poor condition due to blizzard-like conditions that socked the area on Leap Day. The storm caused widespread closures on Wednesday. Thousands of customers lost power when high winds snapped power lines. Firefighters were called to West Duluth to help get people out of a stalled elevator because of a power outage. Wind gusts measured up to 65 mph on the Blatnik Bridge in Duluth. A gale warning was posted at Lake Superior where huge waves pummeled the Duluth shoreline.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:14

Pack Stock Sale Over

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(AP) The Green Bay Packers say they sold more than 268,000 shares of stock in their most recent stock offering, raising $67 million dollars to help fund stadium improvements. Green Bay just wrapped up the fifth stock sale in team history. The team said Thursday it added more than 250,000 new shareholders.

About half of the sales were in Wisconsin. Illinois and California tied for second, each accounting for about 8.5 percent of sales. Minnesota and Texas were next with 5 percent each. Each share cost $250, plus handling fees of $25 in the U.S. and $35 in Canada. The shares are essentially worthless, but holders can call themselves team owners and attend the annual stockholder meeting. The offering began Dec. 6. Most of the sales came in the first 48 hours.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 12:11

City and Soccer Club in Lease Dispute

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A youth soccer club has turned its one dollar a year lease with the city of La Crosse into quite a money maker.   Much of it in violation of their lease, says city park and rec boss, Steve Carlyon.  The group, CRUSA leases 18 fields for its competitive soccer program.  And among other things, says Carlyon, the group's subleasing to the local high school teams

 

 

The two sides are negotiating a new lease right now that would not allow the school sublease arrangement.  The new lease would also force the club to charge more to kids who don't live in La Crosse. 

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 12:10

Council Pay Cut Proposal Suffers First Failure

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La Crosse city council members appear to be safe with their two hundred dollar a month stipend. One council committee has rejected without discussion proposals to cut council members' pay and term length. The proposals come from councilman John Satory who has openly expressed frustration over a measure approved earlier this month by the council to cut the next mayor's salary in half if voters approve a city administrator hiring through a spring binding referendum. Satory says his proposal is made out of a sense of fairness but has also acknowledged that he has little expectation of success.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:58

City Panel Agrees to Second Delay in Garbage Rules

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Last June, when the La Crosse public works board started work on refining the city's garbage rules, they hoped to have the new rules in place by the time college students evacuated the city this May.  Now the board has put that deadline in doubt by agreeing to a second month-long delay on the rules as critics complain about the scope of the new regulations. 

 

 

Public works director, Dale Hexom.  Among the biggest complaints from landlords on the new rules are ones that involve limiting big item pick-up and increasing the requirements for using dumpsters at rentals. 

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The legislative redistricting process in Wisconsin was bound to get a little contentious.  Democrats were locked out of the process of redrawing political boundaries in the state completely during this last go 'round.  The republican-controlled approach led to a federal court battle.   There's a better way, says Jay Heck from Wisconsin Common Cause.  Like in Iowa, where political districts are drawn up every ten years by a nonpartisan board

 

 

 The groups who filed lawsuits regarding new redistricting maps claim they were done in such a way as to especially limit voting influence of blacks and latinos in the state.  

 

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The second big drug bust for La Crosse cops in a matter of days.   On Friday it was a married couple selling pot out of their southside trailer.  Yesterday it was a couple guys selling crack and marijuana on the streets of La Crosse.  Police used a sting operation to nab Jamario McKnight, who admitted to coming to La Crosse from Chicago to sell drugs because he'd heard there's good money to be made in La Crosse.  Apparently so; they found a couple thousand dollars on him.  Shane Tucker was also arrested in the bust.   He's currently out on bond for dealing drugs.   Meanwhile Jeremy and Jennifer Jenkins could face hard time for dealing pot after the Friday bust.    A crimestoppers tip led to that arrest.

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