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Thursday - October 27, 2011 1:01 pm

Olsen Improving After Injury in Oakland Protest

Thursday - October 27, 2011 12:02 pm

Padretti Says No To CapX 2020

The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors has gone on record as supporting one of two routes for the proposed new high-voltage power lines that are expected to run through the county. The supervisors favored the southern route between Alma and La Crosse.


Thursday - October 27, 2011 10:20 am

Unemployment Rate Drops in La Crosse

La Crosse has had one of the best unemployment rates in the state throughout the staggering and sputtering recovery from the recession.

But over the last couple of months, the metro area lost jobs even while the jobless rate dropped slightly. However, last month, La Crosse also added jobs to go along with the lower unemployment rate. New numbers from the state show the La Crosse metro with a 5.5% unemployment rate. The state also says the metro area was one of only four to add jobs during September, up a thousand from the month before.


Thursday - October 27, 2011 10:17 am

New Website and Ad Campaign Supports Walker

You can say that the campaign to recall governor Walker has more or less begun.   At least it has for two conservative groups in Wisconsin


That comes from a video on the ItsWorkingWisconsin website.   Americans for Prosperity and the MacIver Institute have also purchased ad time in a number of markets around the state in support of the governor's actions to curtail collective bargaining for public unions in the state.  A recall group say they'll begin collecting signatures to recall the governor on November 15th. 


Wednesday - October 26, 2011 5:19 pm

2 Local Officers Receive First Time Awards

Onalaska Police Officer James Page and Lacrosse County Deputy, Daniel Baudek, have receive awards that the country has never seen before. The two were awarded the US Justice Department's Congressional Badge of Bravery today (Wednesday) at a ceremony attended by Senator Herb Kohl.


Wednesday - October 26, 2011 12:41 pm

New Sex Offender Coming to La Crosse

Another new tenant at Attic Correctional on the northside La Crosse.  The latest sex offender to be released in La Crosse is 47 year-old Donald Lear.   Lear will live at Attic on Rose street, just about a block and a half away from two different elementary schools.   Lear was convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a fourteen year-old girl along with another 15 year old girl and a 16 year-old, too.   Police say Lear will be moving in to Attic next Tuesday.  


Wednesday - October 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Stormwater Charges on La Crosse Water Bills Soon

Setting up a stormwater utility in La Crosse hasn't been simple.



City public works director Dale Hexom.   Despite some billing complications with the utility, Hexom expects the first stormwater charges to appear on city water bills after the first of the year.  Typical homeowner's quarterly water bill will increase by about 14 bucks. 


Tuesday - October 25, 2011 2:03 pm

See Cougar! Make Noise, Walk Away

If you should see a cougar in the woods, you might want to wave your arms around and make a lot of noise to scare the cat off.


And, in Wisconsin, it's conceivable that you could have that cougar meeting.  Because a big cat was caught on a trail cam near Mauston within the last week.  Pretty rare sighting, says DNR biologist Adrian Wydeven


Tuesday - October 25, 2011 1:58 pm

Taxpayers will get a shot city spending plan

Owners of that hundred thousand dollar home can expect to still pay just a hair under fifteen hundred dollars in taxes to the city of La Crosse for 2012 if a proposed operating budget gets approved next month.  The city's tax levy would remain stagnant for the third consecutive year with only property valuations changing how much a homeowner pays the tax man.  Still, most in La Crosse won't see a drop-off in services, says mayor Matt Harter


Monday - October 24, 2011 10:48 am

Voter Fraud (Just One, Really) in La Crosse

Voter fraud averted in La Crosse.  A complaint filed in the city says a guy from the northside signed a Wisconsin Voter Registration application despite being a felon on parole.   Can't vote in Wisconsin if you're a felon still under supervision by the state.  The La Crosse DA says no charges necessary and has recommended that the city clerk's office simply reject the application.