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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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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Officer Mistake Excused by Appeals Court

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It was a case of mistaken identity...but an officer still had a good reason to stop a western Wisconsin driver for a possible traffic violation.  That ruling comes from a Wisconsin appeals court, denying the appeal by Nathan Teasdale of Grant County.  Teasdale was convicted of driving after his license was revoked.  The arresting officer stopped Teasdale's car because he didn't think the license plate was on the right vehicle.  The cop made a mistake, and Teasdale said evidence in the case should be suppressed because of the error.  But the appeals judges ruled that the officer had a reasonable suspicion that the car might be stolen, even if he was later proved wrong.

 

 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

More Secret Chamber of Commerce Meetings Likely

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More than a hundred business people gathered in La Crosse yesterday to talk about roads and traffic.  The La Crosse Chamber of Commerce sponsored that discussion, to give the business reps a chance to talk frankly about what changes they might want in local transportation.  Chamber director Vicki Markussen says some people from the business community do not feel comfortable giving their opinions where their customers, or the media, would notice.

Markussen says the Chamber could have similar meetings in the future...setting up rules where speakers can offer ideas about community needs while avoiding arguments.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Minnesota Lawmaker Expects MNSure Failure Soon

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Apparently, they can't read.  That's the only reason Minnesota state rep Greg Davids can see for six US Supreme court justices voting to uphold the subsidies in Obamacare for those states that haven't set up their own exchanges.  He doesn't understand how a reasonable person can look at the law, read subsidies for only state exchanges, and figure lawmakers didn't mean it.

 

Despite the ruling, Davids says the state-run exchange in Minnesota, MNSure, is still on the rocks and he expects failure of that to come soon.  

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Retiring Gar: Ash Slash the Right Approach

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Some historical perspective on the fight against the current tree disease in the city of La Crosse.  Retiring city superintendent of parks, Gar Amunson, says the city's current no quarter approach toward the emerald ash borer is the right one to take because there's no way to beat a disease or infestation with the strength of the ash borer.  The city's fight against Dutch Elm disease proved that.

 

Amunson is retiring from the city just a few days shy of forty years on the job.  

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Family Court Judge Coming

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La Crosse County could choose its new Family Court Commissioner yet this week.  The county personnel office tells us that seven finalists were interviewed on Tuesday, and judges will choose a commissioner in the next few days.  The winning candidate will succeed Gloria Doyle, who has been elected circuit judge.  We're told that the new commissioner could start work the first week of August.

 

 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Jumping Worms Getting Full Attention of DNR

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The DNR is getting serious about tackling the great jumping worm invasion in the state.  Officially here for just the last couple of years, they've probably been around much longer than that, says DNR forest health specialist Bernie Williams.  And, yes, jumping worms really do jump and thrash and make all kinds of not-so-worm-like movements.   Williams says it's too early to determine exactly what impact the jumping worms will have in the state but the worms do destroy surrounding vegetation.  

 

 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Jumping Worms Getting Full Attention of DNR

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The DNR is getting serious about tackling the great jumping worm invasion in the state.  Officially here for just the last couple of years, they've probably been around much longer than that, says DNR forest health specialist Bernie Williams.  And, yes, jumping worms really do jump and thrash and make all kinds of not-so-worm-like movements.   Williams says it's too early to determine exactly what impact the jumping worms will have in the state but the worms do destroy surrounding vegetation.  

 

 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

County Jobless Rate Ticks Higher

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Just one county in Wisconsin now with double digit unemployment rates.  That's the latest breakdown from the state's labor department.  Menominee county is the one county recording a jobless rate over 10 percent for May.  Far cry from La Crosse county's unemployment rate of four percent for May, which is higher than last month's 3.4 percent.  Despite the April to May dip, the state says all counties had lower unemployment rates last month than May of last year. 

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Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

Gun Bill Sends Guns to School

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Potentially more guns in schools in Wisconsin now.  Governor Walker on Wednesday signs a bill that allows off-duty, retired, and out-of-state police to carry guns in schools.  Sponsor republican state senator Van Wanggard says this is a law to cheer about because it will only lead to more safety in schools. Wanggard also sponsored the other gun bill that Walker signed on Wednesday; the one that gets rid of the state's decades-old 48 hour waiting period for handgun purchases.  

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Thursday - June 25, 2015 12:00 am

Onalaska Celebration Born Out of Disappointment

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For many years, Onalaska has gotten a jump on the 4th of July, by having some festivities a few days before the holiday.  This weekend, the pre-4th activities have been expanded into a full-blown three-day event called 'Celebrate Onalaska.'  One organizer of the festival, Erik Sjolander, says Celebrate Onalaska was inspired partly by last year's bad weather which cancelled the Festival Foods fireworks two nights in a row.  An unfortunate circumstance that turned into "Celebrate Onalaska" through a bunch of meetings and brainstorming.  

The celebration is based at Van Riper Park.  It begins on Friday with a fish fry and concerts.  The fireworks on Saturday night will follow shows by Pat McCurdy and Last Call. 

 

 

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City clerk, but not President, need to be fit for the job

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The headline reads, "New bill would require Donald Trump to undergo mental health evaluation." It isn't like to pass and become law, but what if there is something wrong with...

Radio, movies, music that were popular 53 years ago

Friday, 18 August 2017

In 1964, local radio stations broadcast lots of high school sports. WKTY in La Crosse was broadcasting the WIAA basketball playoffs at all four levels, from regional to state. In...

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