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The driver, identified as 18-year-old Blake Eckert, was killed in the crash. Two passengers were sent to hospitals in Winona and La Crosse. The crash happened Monday afternoon near Rollingstone.
Every spring for more than 20 years, Terry Erickson used to publicly introduce new members of the La Crosse Boys and Girls Club Wall of Fame.
This spring, it's Erickson himself who's getting the honor. He headed the club from the early 70's until retiring just a couple of years ago. And Terry can still be amazed when people come up and thank him for the club's work. Terry Erickson will be inducted into the Boys and Girls Club Wall of Fame on May 21st. The 25th annual induction dinner will be in the Cargill Room at Logistics Health.
For the second time in two days, a bicyclist has been clipped by a car in an intersection in La Crosse. Sunday, it was a woman by UWL who ran over a guy she didn't see. Someone had to yell at her to let her know she was dragging the guy under her car. On Monday, another car, another intersection. This time, it was a 26 year-old guy plowing over a girl on her bike by the post office. Both drivers were ticketed for the collisions.
Huge utility rate hikes could be in the near future. At least that's the warning from many critics regarding the Clean Energy Jobs Act that the assembly is scheduled to vote on today in Madison. Ridiculous fears, says Charlie Higley, head of the state's Citizen Utility Board. He says projections through 2025 show just the opposite to be true. He says making investments in alternative and renewable energy actually decreases costs in the next 15 years.
The Clean Energy legislation has recently been revamped to take out controversial requirements for low carbon fuels, among other things.
One month later, ethics questions regarding the mayor of La Crosse are still unanswered.
The city attorney's office tells us that an opinion has yet to come from an outside law firm on mayor Matt Harter's ethics issues. City council member Dick Swantz had requested an opinion from the city's own legal department regarding meetings mayor Matt Harter attended with his father and the county's solid waste director. The city attorney deferred, saying an outside opinion was necessary to remove any bias. That all happened about a month ago. No opinion yet and neither has the city's ethics committee met to weigh in on the mayor's actions.