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Walker all but guarantees Wisconsin budget won't be done by deadline

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Walker all but guarantees Wisconsin budget won't be done by deadline

Lawmakers were calling each other's proposals laughable early this week.

Around 16,500 needles collected in La Crosse in less than 2 months

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Around 16,500 needles collected in La Crosse in less than 2 months

One of city's drop boxes appeared to be smashed

Great partisan divide in latest Marquette Law School poll

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Great partisan divide in latest Marquette Law School poll

President Trump's numbers vastly different amount Rep. and Dems.

Liquor stores now open on Sunday in Minnesota

Thursday, 29 June 2017
Liquor stores now open on Sunday in Minnesota

Decades old ban undone beginning this weekend.

Tuesday - November 16, 2010 9:57 pm

City of La Crosse, Land of the Tax Freeze

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When you list the inevitabilities in life, taxes are probably in the top five. Ever increasing taxes. Unless you live in the city of La Crosse, that is. Property taxes overall will go up in the city this year, just like they have every year probably since there were property taxes. But this year, for the second consecutive year, the city council has approved an operating budget for the coming year that includes no property tax rate increase. The owner of a 120 thousand home will still write a check to the city for about $1470. Same as last year. Same as the year before. Tax rates for county government, school district and tech system all are increasing.

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Tuesday - November 16, 2010 9:56 pm

Red Wing Mayor Likes Nuke Plant, Not its Waste

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Officially, the city of Red Wing has no problem with the nuclear power plant that sits next door. Red Wing mayor John Howe tells us, even though the city sued to keep Xcel from making upgrades at the plant, he doesn't want to send the message that the Prairie Island nuclear facility has been anything but a great city partner. No, Howe's real problem is with nuclear waste at the plant that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.   He says the plant is becoming a "de facto" waste storage site because of the fed decision to shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.   A Minnesota appeals court this week says it won't block Xcel from making upgrades at the Prairie Island or from storing additional nuclear waste there.

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Tuesday - November 16, 2010 12:23 pm

Great American Smoke Out

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On Wednesday and Thursday, Gundersen Lutheran will participate in the 35th Annual Great American Smoke Out. Gundersen Lutheran staff will be on hand offering education for those who would like to quit smoking or those who would like to help someone they know to quit.

Today they will be in the Education Center on the lower level of the Gundersen Lutheran – Onalaska Clinic, and on Thursday in the cafeteria of the Gundersen Lutheran La Crosse Campus.

Tables will be set up providing useful information on quitting smoking and resources on where to receive help. There will also be free carbon monoxide screenings available.

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Tuesday - November 16, 2010 12:21 pm

Sparta Firm Sued

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The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Quality Tool and Machine of Sparta and the company’s president, Jerry Freimuth, for allegedly failing to forward over $9 thousand in employee contributions to the company’s SIMPLE IRA plan, in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The lawsuit alleges Freimuth and the company failed to forward the voluntary employee contributions to the company’s SIMPLE IRA plan from 2003 to 2008.

The suit seeks a court order to require repayment of losses with interest to the plan and to permanently bar Freimuth from serving as a service provider to any ERISA-covered employee benefit plan in the future.

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Tuesday - November 16, 2010 12:12 pm

2011 Perennial Crops Must Be Insured Before November 20th

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Wisconsin producers have until November 20, 2010 to sign up for 2011 Non-insured Assistance Program coverage for perennial crops. This deadline applies to perennial crops such as apples, wild rice, huckleberries, peaches, plums, asparagus, currants, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, pears, cherries, honey, and maple sap, which are not covered under Federal crop insurance.

Crops must be covered by crop insurance or NAP to be eligible for the 2008 Farm Bill Disaster Programs such as the Supplemental Disaster Assistance Program, Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program.

The November 20 deadline also applies to persons who have a 2010 policy and need to renew their coverage for 2011.

 

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Monday - November 15, 2010 12:59 pm

One Light Pole Snags Two Drunks for La Crosse Police

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La Crosse cops got themselves a bit of a two-fer this week-end. Police say just after bar-time on Saturday, they pulled over a guy who'd knocked over a traffic signal in the median at Rose and Clinton street on the northside. 42 year-old La Crosse guy. He blew a .17 and picked up his first OWI. Not 20 minutes later, while a squad was parked near the downed light pole with emergency lights on, car drives over it and keeps on going. Another cop pulls that guy over. He's also drunk, and has half of a bottle of whiskey in the back seat. 20 year-old from Fountain City. Pretty solidly drunk but seemed pretty honest, too; told the officer that he was simply too drunk to do the field tests. Clearly the case; he vomited in the squad on the way to jail.

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Monday - November 15, 2010 12:58 pm

Book Booked Again

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Another return trip to jail for Indra Book. Book is the 22 year-old La Crosse woman convicted three years ago in the death of her newborn daughter. She put the infant in a plastic cooler and left her out with the garbage. Book's been on probation since July and has been arrested a couple of times since then for probation violations; once for attacking her boyfriend and once for drinking and smoking synthetic marijuana. Police arrested Book again yesterday at her job. Again for drinking but also for curfew violations.

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Monday - November 15, 2010 12:44 pm

The 12th annual Coulee Region Humane Society Telethon

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Dogs, cats and other animals at the Coulee Region Humane Society will benefit from an upcoming live TV telethon produced by UW-La Crosse communication studies students.
 
The 12th annual Coulee Region Humane Society Telethon will air from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, on KQEG-TV Channel 23, Charter Cable Channel 5, Digital 989 and UW-L campus channel 6. Rick Wilson, KQEG TV-23, and Katie Cerniglia and Kacey Persson, a UW-L communication studies majors, will host the show. Guests during the three-hour event will include owners of pets adopted from the society, pet therapy specialists, dog trainers and society advocates. The phone number to pledge during the telecast is 608.785.8379.
 
Along with money, donations of towels, sheets, soap, bleach, office and animal supplies or other items that could be used at the humane society are sought. Donations for the society’s general fund may be dropped off at the studio, 205 Wing Technology Center, during the telethon, or arrangements may be made by calling Professor Pat Turner at 608.785.8369. Checks should be made payable to the Coulee Region Humane Society. Monetary donations or goods can also be dropped off at Coulee Region Human Society, 911 Critter Court, Onalaska.
 
Give-aways during the telethon include: a $600 Mississippi River Rentals vacation package, a $299 guitar from Dave’s Guitar Shop, and a $437 studio session from The Studio on Main.
 
The telethon originated in 1999 when UW-L student Kristen Lloyd decided to produce a live TV telethon instead of writing a traditional research paper. The student-produced telethon is sponsored by UW-L’s Communication Studies Department and campus TV station WMCM, in conjunction with Charter Communications and KQEG-TV23. Last year’s telethon raised more than $8,000 in money and supplies.
 

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Friday - November 12, 2010 1:08 pm

Hit-and-Run Driver Caught In Legal Dilemma

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A convicted hit-and-run driver from La Crosse is stuck in a legal "Catch-22"...

Rhonda Boardman cannot qualify for an earned release from prison until she has served three years for contributing to the 2008 traffic death of pedestrian Billy Harter. Her sentence is exactly four years. The catch, according to La Crosse D-A Tim Gruenke, is that Boardman can't be released if she has only a year or less left to serve in prison. So, her only hope for earned release is for her date of eligibility to be moved ahead. Gruenke says the defense request to have Boardman qualify sooner will be heard in court on November 29th.

 

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Friday - November 12, 2010 12:33 pm

Danger In Energy Drinks

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Alcohol and caffeine is a hazardous combination, that's becoming easier for young people to get...

Washington State is banning the sale of the 'energy drinks' that are popular on college campuses. Gundersen Lutheran dietitian Marisa Pruitt in La Crosse says putting caffeine and alcohol together can lead easily to binge drinking, because caffeine suppresses the feeling of getting drunk, and alcohol suppresses the effects of caffeine.  Pruitt says she hasn't seen many cases of Gundersen patients becoming ill on energy drinks. But, she has seen studies showing 31 per cent of U.S.teens consume those energy drinks. 

 

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Keep your $1, reform lottery ads

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Why not celebrate on the 3rd of July? A question posed 45 years ago

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