Oktoberfest opens in
Plenty of support for cabs, not for pedaling and drinking You'll probably see big pedal-driven cars on the streets
City council votes on DOT's plan next week Hard to complain too much about the plans the DOT has for
Captain Griffith hopes team is ready by spring First, swim 500 yards. Then another 800 with fins, snorkel and mask
Consultant hasn't been very helpful The La Crosse Center needs repair, and that has created a dilemma. Center
Obama says too late to reverse global warming It may be time to stop denying global warming, or climate change.

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31 August 2015
Opinion sways on Obamacare, Wisconsin could use federal money

 Medicaid money could help those in county jail, says La Crosse supervisor

DNR fish consumption advisory relased

31 August 2015
DNR fish consumption advisory relased

Among recommendations, eat less predator fish

School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

31 August 2015
School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

Crossings are same intersections as last year

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Friday, 02 March 2012 12:23

Police Chief Nabbed For Sex Assault

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(AP) A Wisconsin police chief who faces sexual assault and other charges has been found in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 29-year-old Shay Larson was taken into custody just after 1 a.m. Friday at a truck stop near the Elm Creek interchange on Interstate 80. Wisconsin authorities had passed along tips that Larson might be driving a semitrailer in the area. Nebraska troopers checked the truck stop and found a big rig with Wisconsin plates. The patrol says Larson was in the truck. He remains in the Buffalo County jail, awaiting extradition to Wisconsin. The patrol says Larson is chief in the village of Readstown, Wis. He's is charged in Vernon County with sexual assault, misconduct in public office, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.

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Friday, 02 March 2012 12:19

So Far So Good With New Aiport Scanner

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The La Crosse Aiport has been using a new, computerized full body scanning machine for the past week.....so the results from the airport and passengers so far?

The body scanner uses millimeter wave technology which is safe for all passengers, including children and pregnant women. The scanner meets all safety standards and uses 1,000 times less energy than the international limits.

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Friday, 02 March 2012 11:25

Holmen Looking Long Range

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As quite a few towns in the area start to look at long range goals.....the Village of Homen has their sites set on buildings. And to build or not to build anew library has become first and foremost sayas village President, Nancy Proctor.

She says several board members have chimed in lately on other building needs....they are on paper now....and possibly could see action this year.

 

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 22:17

Wisconsin Lottery a Winner for State Bean Counters

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Is there a business that's recession proof?   Probably not entirely.  But one comes pretty close in Wisconsin, apparently.   A new audit from Madison finds the Wisconsin Lottery kept up very solid sales even while the economy was in the tank during the global recession.  Auditors actually call the Wisconsin Lottery "recession resistant."  While sales dropped slightly in 2009, every other year has seen increases recently with revenues expected to top a half billion dollars this year. 

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 22:16

Lawmaker Says Wetlands Law Goes Too Far

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Flooding fears expressed by some lawmakers over a new wetlands law in Wisconsin.   Onalaska state rep Steve Doyle is among the crowd of legislators who voted against new rules that will make it easier for developers to fill in wetlands to build on.   Doyle says he's got lots of problems with the law's provisions

 

 

Governor Walker signed the new wetland regulations into law yesterday. 

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At the end of November, one weather service forecaster in La Crosse predicted that a string of very snowy winters would continue for this season.

Turns out, Jeff Boyne's prediction was wrong. Boyne says at this point, our 21 inches of snow for the season makes this one of the 10 least snowy winters ever for La Crosse. It's the driest winter in 12 years. A jet stream in Canada and thunderstorms to the south of us have helped maintain mild weather throughout the season, according to Jeff. And he jokes that if he had looked at the climate trend more closely in November, he might have seen the dry season coming.

 

Boyne says the deepest that the snow ever got this winter was seven inches in late January...coincidentally, around the time of La Crosse's Winter Rec Fest.

 

 

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 21:27

Kitchen Fire May Leave House A Total Loss

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Cooking a pizza snack on the stove is what apparently started a fire that gutted a three-apartment house in La Crosse on Thursday.

While nobody was hurt in the afternoon fire, structural damage could make it impractical to fix the house. Owner Rick Hamilton got an assessment of damage from the assistant fire chief, hearing about severe damage to the walls and roof.  One of the three units had been vacated recently. The current tenants were accounted for soon after the fire was reported.

 

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:37

Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire

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La Crosse fire fighters have been battling a 2 story apartment building fire for the past hour. The fire, at 920 Fifth Avenue south, started shortly after 2. Firefighters have been in defensive mode for quite some time and at one point, were all ordered out of the building. No injuries have been reported. We'll have more as the afternoon progresses.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:37

Postman Guilty Of Stealing Mail

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A 50 year old postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing items from people's mail he was supposed to deliver. 50 year old Robert Ernstes of Melrose made the plea Wednesday in a federal courtroom  in Madison. Ernstes was caught last year after a postal customer said that money was missing several greeting cards he was sending to family members.

 

 

Police found that only Ernstes would have handled the cards. He was caught when a test piece of mail was sent in last year. Ernstes took the mail home with him......and a search of his car, home, and garage turned up some 9 thousand pieces of mail dating back to November, 2008. Ernstes faces 5 years in prison and hefty fines when sentenced in May.

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