Big, chunky piles of snow still cover the sidewalks in downtown La Crosse. In some areas, it looks like you're walking through a tunnel. Much of that goes away tomorrow night. The city says snow removal downtown will begin tomorrow night and continue for several nights until done. Although scooping the snow will create more space on streets and sidewalks, while the removal process is occurring, the city warns against driving over some of the big berms and piles that will be created in the streets by city crews,.
The Urgent Care Clinic at Franciscan Skemp in Onalaska is closing early today (Saturday).
The Mariachi Mass at the Shrine of Guadalupe is cancelled.
The La Crescent Knights of Columbus holiday party is cancelled.
The Eagles Club in La Crosse is closed tonight.
The 5:30 services at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse are cancelled.
There were no soup nazi's at the Riverside Center this morning........just plenty of cash. Officials from Riverside Center in La Crosse presented a check for $12 thousand to representatives of Children’s Miracle Network, the beneficiary of a recent fundraising event known as Soup-a-Thon. Media are invited to attend.
Don Weber, CEO, Logistics Health Incorporated they are already looking forward to year number 9.
The Soup-a-Thon event featured soups made by employees of businesses housed in Riverside Center, including Logistics Health Incorporated, Kaplan Schweser and SAP. All told, more than 60 soups were entered into the eighth annual Soup-a-Thon competition, which also included a costume contest and talent show. An estimated 500 people attended the event.
La Crosse police have run across another person who might be a good candidate for a coming warming center for the homeless in the city. Police say this guy was stumbling down the street in blizzard conditions early Sunday morning. He'd fallen down a few times. Was covered with snow. Wearing only a t-shirt. Homeless guy. Said he'd been drinking at numerous bars downtown.. But otherwise was pretty incoherent with frostbite and hypothermia starting to set in and snow frozen to his face. Police took him to the hospital. At that point, the 53 year-old got a little cantankerous and uncooperative, forcing police to take him to jail.