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Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

Friday, 21 July 2017
Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

McConnell promised Senate will finally vote to open debate on a health care bill. 

Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

Friday, 21 July 2017
Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

City parks and rec. dept. working with volunteers to clear areas. 

Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

Friday, 21 July 2017
Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

He told one young girl he was there to tutor her. 

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Sanders to make virtual stops

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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is coming soon to a house party near you, albeit digitally. On July 29th, the Sanders campaign will host coordinated house parties and organizing rallies around the world. And while Sanders would love to be at all of them, he is bound to his Senate duties in Washington. So he ll beam himself in via a live stream link.

Sanders says the idea that he can simultaneously be speaking to people located in 1,000 different places is pretty, pretty exciting. The party planning for the event will also be almost entirely digital. Hosts will set up events on the campaign website, and super volunteers, or builders as Sanders calls them, will help.

A local La Crosse event has been scheduled and moved to a larger arena already. Once scheduled at the Old Crow in downtown La Crosse, now has been moved to the Southside Neighborhood Center from 5:30- 8:30 PM Wednesday. The live stream with Sanders will start at 6:30.

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Trio charged for selling drugs at Tomah VA

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3 Monroe County residents are in jail after their arrests for selling illegal narcotics at the Tomah VA Medical Center.

On Monday, an investigation led to the arrest of 60 year old Bernard Jackson of Tomah, a Tomah VA Medical Center employee, for selling illegal narcotics on VA Medical Center property. While conducting the investigation it was found that the narcotics purchased from Jackson had been provided to him by 49 year old Alisa Hamley of Sparta. Hamley was also arrested.

On Tuesday. the investigation led to the arrest of 61 year old Elijah Pates after it was learned that Pates attempted to sell medications to a Veteran at the Tomah VA. All three were arrested and taken to the Monroe County jail where they await court hearings.

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Mayo plans new Arcadia clinic

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A $4.25 million primary care clinic will built later this fall in Arcadia. The new Mayo Clinic Health System facility will built on land along Highway 93 that was acquired earlier this spring.

Tanner Holst, Administrator for Primary Care tells us at this point there are no plans for divesting the former hospital clinic campus, they're just moving primary care services to a new location.

 

Services provided at the clinic will include Family Medicine, Lab, Radiology including Ultrasound and Behavioral Health. Completion is expected in the summer of 2016.

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Campbell gets half million dollar road loan

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The Town of Campbell gets a helping hand from Madison, for keeping its roads and streets in good condition. The State Trust Fund has approved a loan of 550-thousand dollars for Campbell street projects. Campbell town clerk Chad Hawkins says this loan will help the town board do maintenance work, while keeping taxes down.

 

Hawkins says the town just paid off its previous loan from the state which helped finance repairs at the intersection of Clinton and Bainbridge Streets.

 

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

More money from ramps than expected

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Drivers parking in the downtown La Crosse ramps are giving much more money to the city than expected. The revenue collected through the pay stations in the ramps is already two-thirds of the way to this year's goal, only halfway through 2015. Through the end of June, 72-thousand dollars was collected in parking fees at the ramp gates. That's compared to the 108-thousand dollars predicted in the city budget. Over a million dollars has been generated this year through parking fees and tickets...also well ahead of expectations.

 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Voters approve Caledonia pool

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A big vote proved to be positive for many in Caledonia Thursday. Voters there approved spending up to $1 million for a new municipal swimming pool. The margin of victory was just 19 votes.

According to city leaders who will meet in special Monday night, plans are to construct a new pool at the site of the old pool. A failed referendum earlier this year was for $1.6 million but that was lowered when some of the plans were eliminated. The approved plan also calls for updates to the restroom areas and bath house.

 

The vote came after a similar referendum was turned down by a wide margin by the voters last January. 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Guilty of child porn, back in jail

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He just pled guilty to a child porn charge this week.  Now, David Humphries of La Crosse is back in jail, facing a new charge of violating his bail conditions.  Humphries is supposed to be sentenced in September for possessing pornographic images of kids on a computer.  Humphries had been a Navy recruiter at the time he was arrested on the porn charge last year. 

 

 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Associated to close more branches

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Associated Bank is planning to close more branches in Wisconsin.  Even though the company saw its income rise during the second quarter, six Associated locations in the state will be shut down, including one in Eau Claire.  Changes in customer patterns, including greater use of digital banking, are being cited as the reason for the closings.  Associated plans to open a new bank in La Crosse next summer on County Lot C, to take the place of its State Street bank, which will soon become a county office building.

 

 

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Arcadia mayor says sand mine rumors false

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Arcadia already has one operational frac sand mine. Rumors of three more proposals going to the city council are simply false says Mayor John Kimmel. He tells us he heard the rumors shortly after they appeared in a local newspaper.
 
 
It was rumored that the requests would require the council to drop its moratorium on sand mines and annex over 1500 acres from the Town of Arcadia plus develop a new sand mine zoning ordinance. 
 
 Kimmel says if folks have questions or concerns of more mines being proposed or brought to the city's attention, they are being very transparent in the entire process. Kimmel invites people to go to the city's website and see for themselves. In the meantime, a moratorium on new mines goes until mid-September.

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Monday - July 20, 2015 12:00 am

Property taxes shrink statewide

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Not that it's time to call for a property tax victory parade just yet in Wisconsin.  But the state's notoriously high property taxes have taken a turn for the slightly less painful.  A new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the state's property tax collections as a whole went down last year for the first time in nearly twenty years.  A drop of over two percent.  Beyond that, the group says property taxes as a percent of income is now at the lowest level since 1946.  While many local governments actually did increase their taxes last year, a cut in the tech school portion of your tax bill is what led to the overall decrease.  

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