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Starting June 8th, a dozen volunteers a day will make 300 sack lunches for income children in La Crosse. Julie Nelson with the Salvation Army explains that these lunches are needed for area kids.
 
 
 
Volunteers are needed to help pack lunches on Wednesdays and to help deliver meals throughout the summer. Last year, The Salvation Army delivered approximately 14,300 lunches. The last day of the program this year will be August 21st.

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Wisconsin's Democratic Senator says lawmakers are working on ways to avoid a repeat of the prescription drug scandal seen at the Tomah VA Medical Center. Tammy Baldwin says bills being discussed in Washington should help prevent abuses throughout the veterans' health care system:

 

Baldwin is still working to hold people at Tomah accountable for the overuse of opioid medicines among vets at the hospital. She has been criticized for failing to investigate fast enough after hearing accusations of abuse at the local facility.

 

 

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Wednesday - May 27, 2015 7:00 pm

La Crosse Unemployment Way Down

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There's certainly places in the state where you're less likely to have a job.

 

 

La Crosse has hit one of the lowest levels of unemployment the city has seen in about two decades. The state's labor department says La Crosse metro area's jobless rate for April hit 3.4%. Second lowest among the state's largest metro areas, just behind Madison's 3.1%.

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Wednesday - May 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Fundraiser Abruptly Cancelled Following Questions

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A big dollar political fundraiser scheduled for tonight in Madison, suddenly cancelled after serious ethical questions raised.

 

Jay Heck, from Wisconsin Common Cause, says the planned political fundraiser for republican state senator Roberta Darling was well beyond what should be considered acceptable from lawmakers. Darling co-chairs the very powerful Joint Finance Committee, which is in the last stages of putting the state's two year budget together. The fundraiser, cancelled just yesterday after word got out about lobbyists paying $500 a head to attend. Makes sense to Heck, who labeled the fundraiser "a special interest lobbyist shakedown." Heck says just scheduling the fundraiser shows politicians believe the lobbyist piggy bank is always open, no matter the ethical shortcomings of an event.

 

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Wednesday - May 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Kader: Development Not Possible Without TIF

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37 million dollars of property that may not have been there without a special financing plan from the city of La Crosse. La Crosse city council finance committee chair Audrey Kader says it's a certainty that the development of the airport and next door industrial park would not have happened if a tax incremental financing district--commonly reffered to as a TIF--wouldn't have been put in place there nearly 30 years ago. That TIF will be retired by the city this summer. Meaning the 37 million that the industrial park is now worth will go on the tax rolls for the city, county and school district. And, the best part, says Kader; is that will mean a little bit of tax relief for all of those property taxpayers beginning next year.

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Wednesday - May 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Change at the Top for Maligned Parking Board

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The committee that looks after La Crosse's city-run parking lots and ramps is looking for some guidance. The Parking Utility Board could consult with experts in the parking business to see if there's a better way to run the ramps. City Council president Dick Swantz has volunteered to chair the parking board for the next year, saying that the committee's goals are not well-defined:

 

Former parking chair Audrey Kader has been reassigned to a different council committee. Swantz identified major issues such as budgeting and staffing as concerns that the parking board needs to settle.

 

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Wednesday - May 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Mard Gras Check to Aquinas

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Local Mardi Gras Rex Greg Curti and his wife and queen, Kathy, past royalty and members of the Mardi Gras Board, presented a $13 thousand check to the Aquinas Catholic Schools Wednesday morning.

 

The monies will go towards the Aquinas Campbell Theatre, Aquinas middle school scholarships and the Blessed Sacrament and Cathedral in La Crosse, and St. Patrick in Onalaska.

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

DNR Board Appointee Knows Cranberries

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A newly-appointed member of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has a Monroe County business connection. Dr. Frederick Prehn  is one of two new board members named this week by Governor Walker. Prehn is a dentist who lives in Wausau, but he also operates a family cranberry business, with a hundred-acre marsh located near Tomah.

 

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Tuesday - May 26, 2015 7:00 pm

UW-L Graduate Starts Drone Biz

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Drones seem to be spreading everywhere in the air...and you'll probably start seeing more of those small aircraft over farm fields. One recent graduate of U-W-La Crosse is in business with his cousin, using drones to scout farms. Zach Fiene  with D-M-Z Aerial says taking to the air is much faster than inspecting a field by foot:

 

Zach says a drone can cover 100 acres in just five to 10 minutes, and can hover low to the ground to get close-up images of crops.

 

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Investigators in Black River Falls are still trying to figure out why a car drove into a creek last week, killing the driver. City police have found that 63-year-old Paul Mickelson did not try to hit the brakes. A medical condition may have caused Mickelson to lose control, driving off a Black River street and landing on the bank of Town Creek. The car eventually rolled back into the creek and overturned onto its roof.

 

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You can't protect free speech by limiting it

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It is good that Wisconsin lawmakers are concerned about free speech. But it makes no sense to protect free speech by limiting free speech. But that is exactly what the...

A new trial for Evan Zimmerman, 12 years ago

Friday, 23 June 2017

In the spring of 2005, Evan Zimmerman earned the chance at a retrial on a murder charge for which he had gone to prison. The Wisconsin Innocence Project at the...

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