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Final touches coming today on the latest version of new garbage regulations for the city of La Crosse. City public works director Dale Hexom says the last bits of work have to do with dealing with scavengers. Especially the ones that go after old TV's. Breaking them. Leaving a mess. Hexom says the new rules will assign responsibility for that mess
The city council has been trying to pass updated garbage rules for months. Landlords have, until now, been able to block a vote on new rules. The city's board of public works votes on the final ordinance today.
The last remaining Logan High School teacher to have taught at both the 'old' Logan and the current building starts her retirement this week...
English teacher Dorina Lukins, a U-W-La Crosse graduate, says she didn't think how long she might be a teacher when she started at Logan in 1978. Lukins was given a serenade by a group of bagpipers during her last full day at the high school on Friday. The bagpipe surprise was arranged by her friend, La Crosse Public Library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman, who had won an auction to have the pipers play for a special occasion.
More than two years after the shooting deaths of a Barre Mills couple, their son goes on trial in La Crosse this week.
Jury selection could last all day today in the Eric Koula case. Police and prosecutors believe Koula killed his parents in May of 2010 to get money to offset debts from stock trading. Eric Koula's attorneys claim evidence at the crime scene points to professional-style murders. The trial had been scheduled for last December, but delays in processing or reporting evidence led to two postponements of the case.
A long-time La Crosse business is losing its C-E-O to a company in Duluth...
Steve Burgess of State Bank Financial will become president of the National Bank of Commerce, after 11 years at the La Crosse bank. State Bank vice president Bruce Norgaard moves up to succeed Burgess. Spokesman Wayne Oliver says the transition happens as State Bank is making a change in its La Crosse facilities, moving its Shelby branch into a former Quillin's store on Mormon Coulee Road. New president Norgaard has worked at State Bank for over 30 years.
It could be that Democrats are not as committed to defeating Governor Scott Walker as Republicans are committed to keeping him in office.
An enthusiasm gap may account for the huge financing gap that shows Walker 20-million dollars or more ahead of the Milwaukee mayor in the recall election. Joe Heim from the U-W-La Crosse political science department thinks Democrats are saving their money for President Obama, or other candidates around the country.
Besides money, Walker has been getting major support from conservative groups. A bus tour by 'Americans for Prosperity' visits La Crosse on Friday, to campaign for Walker.