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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. 


They're a little behind.   But the La Crosse city council finally tackles the issue of carrying concealed weapons in city buildings tomorrow.

Council member doug Happel's proposal is to ban weapons from all buildings.  Doesn't have anything against the state's new concealed carry law.  Or personal protection


Monday - October 31, 2011 4:02 pm

Police Avert 2 More Possible River Drownings

The Lacrosse community almost had to deal with two more river drownings this weekend. Almost.

The first was early Friday morning when La Crosse Police officers saw 21 year old Corey Colsch run into the chain that runs across the levee entrance at Riverside Park. After running into the chain, he sat on the curb on Front Street where officers were able to talk to him. Colsch was highly intoxicated with a blood alcohol at .23 nearly 3 times the legal limit. Then almost an hour later, officers made contact with 21 year old Robert Wunnicke. He was seen staggering badly towards the river near Front Street until he was stopped. Police say Wunnicke was extremely intoxicated and pointed toward the river as the best way home. His blood alcohol level was of .27 more than 3 times the legal limit.


Monday - October 31, 2011 11:44 am

Carry Law In Effect At WTC

If your caught bringing a concealed weapon into a Western Techincal College building after tomorrow, which would be breaking state law.......the size of punishment would be higher now. A sticky situation for WTC officials.

President Lee Raasch says if doesn't feel the new law will bring any problems to the campus. Signs barring concealed weapons went up on campus buildings last week.