Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Riverfest 2015 starts in three days and it doesn't look like any downtown construction has let up for the annual 4 day fest in Riverside Park. Nick Bjerke with Riverfest says they have a bit of control on some of the parking issues that people will have to deal with starting Wednesday. State Street from La Crosse to 2nd Street is still closed until August and construction continues on hotels on both ends of the road construction zone.
Obamacare might have been given a reprieve with a supporting ruling by the US Supreme Court on Thursday. But state exchanges are on the rocks. That's what Minnesota republican state rep, Greg Davids sees. Davids says MNSure in Minnesota is insuring just a fraction of the projected people it was supposed to and doesn't have the revenue to sustain itself over the long haul. Minnesota is one of just 14 that originally set up a state-run exchange. All of which are projected by some to simply revert to the federal exchange in the wake of the high court's ruling.
A long-planned brewery and tasting room in downtown La Crosse is finally set to open tomorrow. The Turtle Stack Brewery took months to find the right spot after getting approval from the city council to open. Owner Brent Martinson says he has high hopes now that he's ready to go. Brewery opens at noon tomorrow. Martinson says he has six beers ready for drinking.
The latest chronic wasting disease case among deer in Wisconsin has turned into a bit of a head-scratcher for the state. One deer on a breeding farm in Eau Claire county, a part of the state that hadn't yet had a case of the disease. May take awhile to figure this one out, says Raechelle Cline from the state's department of Agriculture For now, says Cline, the breeding farm has been quarantined. The vast majority of cases of CWD over the last decade or so have been isolated among just a few counties in the central and southern areas of the state, although a few cases have been identified in about 20 counties altogether.