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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker is readying the troops as a strong winter storm makes its way to Wisconsin. Walker Wednesday declared a State of Emergency as the storm advances toward the Badger State. The order mobilizes state resources, including the Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin National Guard, the State Patrol and other agencies. The State Patrol is recommending against travel during the storm.
Forecasters say the storm will include blizzard conditions. The heaviest snow is expected to arrive after midnight and continue throughout the day on Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph by Thursday afternoon should make travel treacherous.
The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for at least eight south central counties for Thursday afternoon.
Due to the pending blizzard for our area The City of Mauston’s Mayor has
A three-way agreement for fire protection in one part of La Crosse County is still under dispute...
The town of Onalaska remains unsatisfied with a funding formula for the Holmen Fire District, requiring the town to split costs evenly with Holmen and the town of Holland. Holmen village president Nancy Proctor wants to see all three communities reach agreement, for the good of everyone.
The fire district board meets tomorrow night. Onalaska town leaders argue that they pay too much money into the system, compared to the number of fire calls they have.
The race for mayor of La Crosse has become more of a toss-up, now that former mayor John Medinger is out of the running...
So says UWL political professor Joe Heim, who felt Medinger was clearly the leading candidate. Heim believes La Crosse voters want more experienced candidates...and that experience could come from outside the political arena.
Since Medinger ended his brief campaign, the field for mayor includes one current council member and a former councilman, along with mostly unknown candidates.