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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:27

Attorney Busted For Theft

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Criminal charges have been filed against former Decorah, Iowa attorney David Strand. He's being charged with first degree theft and a charge of commission of specified unlawful activity. Bond has been set at $50 thousand in the case.

Strand is accused of taking more than $10 thousand from an attorney trust account that was set up for an estate. Strand is also accused of stealing money from July of 2009 through September of 2012.

Last September the Iowa Supreme Court suspended Strand's law license.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:05

Winona Airport To Become Construction Site Soon

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Winona assistant city manager for public works Keith Nelson says if the

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:05

Fest Announcement.....Right Timing

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The famous Oktoberfest celebration in La Crosse will move to a 4 day format

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:04

All Lies Says Minnesota State Rep.

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A Youtube video that is growing in popularity consists of what many say is

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:41

One Building Still Condemned After 2011 Tornado

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Sometimes change is good.   Probably didn't seem that way at the

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Although still just a proposal on the federal level, there seems to be

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Internal Revenue offices around the country are being picketed today by tea party groups...

That includes a noon hour protest in downtown La Crosse, where a few demonstrators held up signs criticizing the IRS for investigating conservative groups. Organizer Greg Luce says new stories about the scandal raise questions about the White House's possible role in the controversy.  Tea party picketers gathered outside the La Crosse post office, where the local IRS office is housed.

 

 

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:18

More On Oktoberfest Changes

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Starting in 2014, Oktoberfest in La Crosse, one of Wisconsin’s premier community festivals, will return to its original four-day format. “We want to share this important news with our community well in advance,” says Kam-Lin  Roswall, president of the Oktoberfest Board of Directors. “We are aware that literally thousands of people plan their schedules around our event and want to give all of our friends  and supporters ample notice of our new format.” Oktoberfest 2013, scheduled for September 27 through October 5, will run the nine-day format as previously announced. In 2014, Oktoberfest will run from Thursday, September 25th through  Sunday, September 28th.

 

“The new four-day format will allow us to provide our friends and guests with an improved ‘fest’ experience,” says Oktoberfest Executive Director, Tina Severson. “The new schedule will be more attractive in that guests will be able to take part in more of our signature activities–parades, entertainment venues, luncheons, history and traditions–without having to span two weekends and a full week in between.” The move to a four-day schedule is a significant change for Oktoberfest but the decision has been embraced by all branches of the Oktoberfest family. “The Board of Directors has shared their thoughts with all of the fest-family groups and there is a strong consensus that this is the right move at the right time,” says Roswall.

 

Oktoberfest will continue discussions regarding timing and dates of the various pre-fest events leading up to their 2014 celebration, such as the Parade Marshal Announcement, the Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Scholarship Program, the Mrs. Oktoberfest Reception, etc. Dates for those events and a full schedule will be available in 2014.

 

One important tradition that will remain with the four-day schedule is the “fest week” visits by the Oktoberfest Royal Family to area schools and senior living facilities. “Everyone recognizes the importance and great joy these visits bring,” says Severson. “We have details to work out with the new schedule. However, we are planning on this activity to continue.”

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:02

River Lock to Close For Repairs

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