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Wednesday - November 2, 2011 9:37 am

City Will Try Again on Hixon Deer Hunt

They'll give it another try this year.   A special deer hunt in La Crosse's Hixon Forest.  Last year's December hunt was called off after a blizzard storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the area on precisely the same week-end that the hunt was to be held.   The need for the hunt in Hixon is definitely still there, says city recreation supervisor, Jay Odegaard


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 3:43 pm

Representative Doyle Means Jobs

State Rep. Steve Doyle made a campaign promise that he would do what he could to stimulate the employment situation in Western Wisconsin. WIZM'S Dan Deicher tells us how he is doing so far with that promise.

His first jobs bill was stolen away by the Republicans.....but the freshman assemblyman says not this time with a new batch of bills he is submitting in Madison this week. They came from local discussions.


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 12:25 pm

Second Year Warming Center Approval Likely

The La Crosse city council begins work tonight on approving another season for a warming center in the city.   Should be a slam dunk, says police captain Bob Lawrence, because the warming center fills a need that the Salvation Army won't


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 12:24 pm

City Says Bliss Ready by Weekend

Sunny and in the 60's today.   Might be the perfect day to open a certain road that winds up to Grandad Bluff in La Crosse.   Not quite yet, apparently.   The La Crosse city public works department says Bliss Road most likely won't open until Friday.  Maybe Thursday.  Repairs on the road that washed out last summer are generally complete.   But crews were cleaning ditches yesterday and will have to do some street sweeping and then paint the center line.  No ribbon cutting planned for the opening, more like a simple barricade-moving, says public works. 


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 12:22 pm

No Flag For Grandad This Winter

The winter will come and go in La Crosse without the American flag sailing stiff breezes from atop Grandad Bluff.   City park and rec boss Steve Carlyon says, because the park is a construction site, he's got "no way" to get city workers to the flag pole to hoist the Stars and Stripes.   It's a construction site, he says. 


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 11:12 am

Deafeating Obama Should Be Easy says RNC

3 states could be pivitol in next year's presidential election. Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. That's according to RNC Chair Reince Priebus. He calls all 3 ground zero. And during a call with reporters this morning, he explained why these 3 states, especially the Badger State, could be crucial in electing the next President of the United States.


Tuesday - November 1, 2011 10:09 am

Diplomas For Vocational Degrees Not Well Liked

Assembly Democrat Mark Radcliffe of Black River Falls has sponsored a new bill in the state Legislature to let high school seniors get vocational degrees instead of traditional diplomas. It would let students bypass the normal math, English, and science requirements and focus instead on skills directly related to what employers need. Lacrosse School District Superintendent, Randy Nelson, disagrees.


Monday - October 31, 2011 6:20 pm

Bad Swing of Slim Jim Costume Nets Wearer Ticket

A possible costume malfunction has netted a La Crosse woman a citation.   A cop says she found the woman with a head injury downtown after bartime on Sunday.   She clearly needed help but was belligerent and not cooperating with the officer.  She wound up hitting the cop with part of her Slim Jim costume.  She apologized and said she didn't mean it.  The officer appears to have accepted the apology, taking Slim Jim to the hospital for treatment and writing only a ticket for disorderly conduct. 


Monday - October 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Joker Arrested Without Bat Help

You are not necessarily what your costume says you are. A guy that La Crosse police arrested this week-end would have done well to remember that. Cops say the 23 year-old was in the entrance of a parking ramp about an hour after bar-time during a night of Halloween fun this week-end. He was drunkenly yelling profanities at a passing woman, police say, and costumed as the Joker from Batman. When asked by an officer for his name, this Joker had a few more choice things to say. Things just kind of escalated from there.  The Joker wound up getting tazed by the cop and taken to jail, no assistance from Batman required. 


Monday - October 31, 2011 6:18 pm

Streamline is Walker Plan for DNR

Governor Walker freely admits he's trying to make the DNR permit process more business friendly.   That's at the root of his plan to streamline things at the agency


Legislation under consideration in Madison would, among other things, limit public input on permitting and give automatic approval for permits if the DNR doesn't rule on them within 30 days.