Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Tonight is the night for local mayfly watchers to learn about plans for tracking the big bug invasion for this summer. The Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Refuge conducts a workshop for so-called 'citizen scientists' who want to help the government follow the annual mayfly hatch in the La Crosse area. The workshop begins at 6 p-m at the refuge visitor center on County Highway Z in Brice Prairie.
Canada has invested almost $5 billion in Wisconsin companies over the past decade, which represents 64% of all direct foreign investment in Wisconsin during that time. A major reason Governor Scott Walker is in Canada this week....to strengthen that valuable relationship. Walker and members of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation are meeting with business and industry leaders that are a good fit for Wisconsin's industry strengths in sectors of manufacturing, ag, energy, food processing, and bioscience and medical devices.
Contract renewal time for La Crosse County's top unelected officer. The county board could decide tonight whether to extend county administrator Steve O'Malley's contract for another four years, through the end of 2019. The proposed four-page contract would set O'Malley's base pay at 180-thousand dollars a year, with annual step increases. There's also a provision allowing O'Malley accept teaching or consulting opportunities outside of normal business hours. O'Malley has served as county administrator for 12 years.
There's one candidate so far, and a second might be on the way. The La Crosse city clerk says a U-W-L student government member has applied for the 5th district council vacancy. Jacob Schimmel is the first to file for the seat left empty by Katherine Svitavsky, who recently moved out of La Crosse. Clerk Teri Lehrke says a second potential candidate also is interested in the opening. The filing deadline is Monday afternoon. A new council member would serve until a special election in April.