Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds is the News Director at Midwest Family Broadcasting. He covers the internecine agonies of La Crosse city hall. He really likes basketball.

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Monday - April 26, 2010 11:07 am

Council Votes on Ramp Deal this Week

Big vote this week for the La Crosse city council. In a special meeting tomorrow, the council will vote on a development deal that will pave the way for another parking ramp downtown and developer Don Weber another Riverside Center building. Mayor Matt Harter likes the deal.   He says, anytime the city can see this kind of development, he'll work hard to make it happen.  

 

 

 

Ten million for the parking ramp. Eighteen million for the third Riverside Center building. Under the deal, Weber will build both, but the city will buy the parking ramp from him once it's complete.

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Monday - April 26, 2010 11:05 am

More Money Sought for Campground Audit

That first 35 thousand dollars wasn't quite enough.

 

The La Crosse city council is poised to approve more money to pay some of the leftover legal and accounting bills from the Pettibone campground and RV park audit. Back in 2007, The council approved spending up to 35 grand to audit the campground because of multiple questions over use. At the time, council members also wanted to insure the campground was being run by Mark Pretasky the way A.W. Pettibone would have wanted when he donated the land to the city in 1901. The city is now negotiating a new lease with Pretasky. But apparently has rung up nearly 15 thousand dollars in fees above the 35 thousand originally approved for the audit.

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Thursday - April 22, 2010 10:16 am

Hwy 35 Closed

An accident has closed traffic on Highway 35 south of La Crosse. Traffic is closed both directions because of the crash, which apparently  involves a car and a semi. The accident happened just north of the entrance to Goose Island.  Traffic is being diverted. 

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Wednesday - April 21, 2010 5:17 pm

Cops: Anger Leads to Big Trouble for La Crosse Guy

Could be big trouble for a guy who went after a kid on his bike. La Crosse police say a 15 year-old is nursing some pretty wicked back injuries after getting beat up by an irate 46 year-old David Sprain a few weeks back. Cops say Sprain was ticked at kids who had been egging his house. Apparently just blew his top and went after some random kids on bikes in his neighborhood. Cops say Sprain chased the kids with his truck and when one of them took a spill, he drove up, got out and kicked and punched the boy. the boy's been to doctors numerous times already. He told cops he didn't want to report the attack right away because he's afraid of Sprain.

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Wednesday - April 21, 2010 5:12 pm

Birthday Celebration, Walk in Park, Ticket

Another spring morning in La Crosse. Another guy found wandering drunkenly through Riverside Park. Police say a La Crosse guy had apparently been through a big celebration of his 21st birthday this week when they found him in the park, heading towards the Mississippi. A La Crosse center employee had followed him until police showed. Not terribly cooperative, they say. Although he did tell police, "I need your help." Cops got him out of Riverside and gave him a ticket for being in the park after hours.

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Wednesday - April 21, 2010 5:12 pm

One of Three Wanted by Police Arrested

One of a trio of wanted crooks has been nailed by La Crosse police. Cops hit on a drug house earlier this month thanks to an anonymous tipster. They found drugs and guns and money and evidence of cooking up some crack but no drug dealers at the house near 16th and Jackson. Immediately the search was on for two brothers, Orlandus and Raymond Lewis as well as Nichole Scholl. Scholl they arrested yesterday; apparently she'd been hauled into jail on something unrelated. The brothers they're still looking for.

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Wednesday - April 21, 2010 5:11 pm

Unusual Damage From Motorcycle Hit and Run

How this guy walked away from this accident, cops are still scratching their heads over. But a 67 year-old La Crosse guy is indeed walking and has collected tickets for knocking over a traffic light pole on the southside of the city early Tuesday morning. Told cops he was rubbing his eye when he drove into the light pole. He took off afterward. A witness saw the whole thing. The guy collected tickets for inattentive driving and hit and run. The offending vehicle? An '87 Honda motorcycle.

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Wednesday - April 21, 2010 5:10 pm

One of Three Wanted by Police Arrested

One of a trio of wanted crooks has been nailed by La Crosse police. Cops hit on a drug house earlier this month thanks to an anonymous tipster. They found drugs and guns and money and evidence of cooking up some crack but no drug dealers at the house near 16th and Jackson. Immediately the search was on for two brothers, Orlandus and Raymond Lewis as well as Nichole Scholl. Scholl they arrested yesterday; apparently she'd been hauled into jail on something unrelated. The brothers they're still looking for.

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Tuesday - April 20, 2010 6:36 pm

LHI Wins DOD Award For Extra Effort

An attaboy from the feds for Don Weber and his company Logistics Health in La Crosse. LHI has been honored by the Department of DEfense with a Pro Patria award. It's an award given to employers who go above and beyond what is required in supporting employees who are in the National Guard or Reserves. Among the things LHI was cited for in the award is the company bridging the gap in pay between what employees make on demployment and what they earn while on the job at LHI.

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Tuesday - April 20, 2010 6:34 pm

Shelby Could Win Parking Lot Rent Showdown

When you don't want to pay rent, can you just say, 'no?'  Shelby Youth Baseball essentially did.   In a letter to the city of La Crosse.   Shelby Ball leaders addressed the new five hundred dollar per year rent they were being asked to pay for a parking lot across from Shelby fields.   City Public Works director Dale Hexom says numerous exchanges with Shelby has him convinced that they're not going to pay the rent that the city council approved last year.   And since people at the fields will use the parking lot anyway, he's recommending to the council that they simply return to the original dollar per year rent deal.  

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