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Wisconsin income gap widening between top 1%, everyone else

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Wisconsin income gap widening between top 1%, everyone else

Income of top 1% has increased 130% since 1979, as compared to 9% for everyone else 

Democrat ‘incredibly frustrated’ with leader over Foxconn

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Democrat ‘incredibly frustrated’ with leader over Foxconn

Barca plays both sides, criticizing process and supporting deal 

Public meeting on La Crosse's first "neighborhood greenway" this afternoon

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Public meeting on La Crosse's first "neighborhood greenway" this afternoon

Public can offer input/gather info on bike-focused street.

Solar eclipse hype for La Crosse likely to meet with rain

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Solar eclipse hype for La Crosse likely to meet with rain

Total solar eclipse in La Crosse area in 2099 

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Court says Houston sand mine may reopen

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A court ruling this week in Minnesota will permit a silica sand mine in Houston County to reopen, if the owners choose to operate it again. The court of appeals overruled the DNR, which had blocked mining at the Erickson mine in Houston.

 

Rick Frank, environmental service director for Houston County, says the mine is considered small, because it would only produce up to 10-thousand cubic yards a year. The court ruling has no effect on other projects in Houston County, where the county board rejected a sand mining ban in March and allowed a moratorium to expire.

 

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Friday - July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Tomah mayor upset with Roadsnacks ranking

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The Website Roadsnacks recently did a study of best and worst Wisconsin city's to live and some of the areas listed are somewhat shocking. Especially Tomah Mayor Shannon Hough who's city is listed 22nd on the Worst places to live in Wisconsin list.

Criteria for the ranking included highest unemployment rates, education levels and crime rates. Hough backs up that criteria....and says it's all basically wrong.

 

Hough also has a tough time dealing with the fact that Milwaukee, who's population is not even comparable to Tomah's, was also ranked with her city. A little higher up the list though as Wisconsin's largest city was ranked the 13th worst to live in.

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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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