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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. 

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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

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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

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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. 

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Monday - October 24, 2011 10:46 am

La Crosse Man Facing Felonies For Knife Attack

A La Crosse guy faces felonies after cops say he cut up a neighbor with a knife.   Police say 25 year-old Christopher Benson got into a fight with his neighbor over a woman.   The fight, they say, led to Benson slicing the neighbor in the neck and the face.   Cops found the neighbor in the emergency room, getting treatment for the cuts and his battered face.   The neighbor says he was attacked.  But police say it seems like he gave nearly as good as he got because Benson had some injuries of his own. 

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Monday - October 24, 2011 10:45 am

95th Assembly Candidates To Debate

The two candidates hoping to fill the vacant 95th Assembly District seat will meet for a debate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Candidates Jill Billings, a Democrat, and Dave Drewes, a Republican, will debate from 7-8 p.m. Monday, October 31st, in the Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The candidates are running for the seat formerly held by State Senator Jennifer Shilling. The special election is Tuesday, November 8th.

The event is sponsored by the UW-L Joint Legislative Committee, Political Science Department and Student Association.

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Monday - October 24, 2011 10:45 am

Viterbo Sets Rules for Concealed Carry

Add Viterbo University to the list of those organizations setting up protocols ahead of the state's concealed carry law going into effect.   Beginning November first, those with licenses in Wisconsin will be able to carry concealed weapons.  Viterbo in La Crosse has released its guidelines.  Effective immediately, weapons are banned from the campus--in buildings and on any Viterbo property.   In addition, Viterbo employees are prohibited from carrying weapons off campus if they're on university business.   The university will allow students and employees to have weapons in their cars on campus, but only if the car is locked and the weapon is locked in a place like the glove box or trunk.   

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Friday - October 21, 2011 1:12 pm

Brian Stanley Supreme Court

Bryan Stanley's whereabouts could become a public record, if the Wisconsin Supreme Court gets involved in his case. 

Stanley killed three men at an area church in 1985, and spent nearly 25 years in a state hospital until he was considered well enough to be released.  But lower courts say Stanley's privacy is more important than the public's right to know where he's living.  The La Crosse Tribune wants the files opened, and is hopeful about the possible appeal to the Supreme Court:

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