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Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Access to Bliss road again about to be a problem in La Crosse. Burlington Northern will shut down the railroad crossing at Main Street on Monday for a few days in order to reconstruct the crossing. Traffic will still be able to get up the bluff at Bliss road, getting there by a Cass street detour. Bliss road, the city's only direct access to Grandad Bluff Park, was shut down for more than a year after a washout in 2010. The road reopened to traffic last fall. No word yet on why Burlington Northern waited until this spring to do the crossing work.
A quarter of a million dollar grant to help clean up part of an industrial property in La Crosse is a start. But that money isn't even close to the amount that could be needed to cover total cleanup costs for a site of future possible development. The city has landed 250 thousand in a DNR brownfields grant to help cleanup contaminated soil at the former Patros Steel Property. That's about half what would be needed for that 12-acre property between the Black River and Copeland avenue. But it's also a small portion of the millions that are estimated to be needed to deal with all of the contamination at what is commonly known as the Mobil Oil property. The city has been negotiating with Exxon Mobil for years to pay a portion of the clean-up at the site.
Negotiations between Kwik Trip and the city of La Crosse over a planned expansion have yet to begin, but the convenience store giant is already making a push for a deal to get done. What's good for Kwik Trip, says spokesman Hans Zietlow, is good for the city
Kwik Trip is hoping to secure financing through a TIF district to help offset costs of a planned dairy production facility at the company's headquarters.
A dispute over who shot Sara Hougom...
Two men arrested this month for the March murder of Hougom appeared together in La Crosse County court today. One suspect, Kong Vue, told police that he shot the young woman in her apartment...but the other, Pao Vue, reportedly told people in the county jail that he was the shooter. A judge heard testimony today from La Crosse police, and from a man recently released from jail. That man, Lucas Brickl, says Pao Vue would watch TV stories in jail about Hougom's death and claim that he shot or killed her. The two defendants will be back in court on May 21st to enter 'not guilty' pleas.
Last year, the La Crosse School District saw 83 employees either retire or resign. So far this year...that number is at 63....with 32 added to that list Monday night. With impending budget cuts and possible layoffs coming, we asked District Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, if these positions will be filled.
Salerno says he just came back from a recruitment fair in Madison and the line of applicants at their table was longer then any other school there. How many total positions that will be filled.....unknown at this time.
An early-morning collision in Winona County leads to hospital trips for two people...
They were in a westbound car on Highway 14 that was hit by an oncoming car crossing the center line. That other car was struck from behind while turning onto 14. Two people from Winona County were in the car that crossed the highway, but they were not injured. The crash occurred around 7 o'clock this morning.
Wisconsin Governor Recall Republican Primary
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Arthur Kohl-Riggs 18,011 3%
Wisconsin Governor Recall Democratic Primary
>Tom Barrett 338,418 57%
Kathleen Falk 204,776 35%
Kathleen Vinehout 24,071 4%
Doug La Follette 17,664 3%
Gladys Huber 4,355 1%
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Isaac Weix 176,657 26%
Ira Robbins 145,845 22%
State Senate - District 13 Recall Democratic Primary
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Gary Ellerman8,212 28%
State Senate - District 23 Recall Democratic Primary
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James Engel 8,144 36%
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Jim Buckley 9,992 36%
(AP) A spokesman for President Barack Obama says the president is proud to stand with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as he prepares to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election. Obama for America Wisconsin state director Tripp Wellde issued a statement Tuesday after Barrett won the Democratic primary. Wellde says, ``President Obama is proud to stand with Tom Barrett and the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin families who are coming together to move Wisconsin forward.'' The recall election is June 5.