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Congressman Ron Kind met with a Holmen women Friday to discuss his support for a bill making it's way through the House of Representatives that would find funding for children fighting serious gastrointestinal problems. Karla Dummers daughter has had 16 surgeries in the past 6 months since she was born.
Kind, along with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, have both signed onto the bill that would also call on the Food and Drug Administration to develop more medicines for the disorders. A benefit for Sophia will be held at the Holmen American Legion on September 16th.
Former La Crescent City Councilman, Steve Bissen, has decided to make a run at the city's Mayoral position. He talked with WIZM news how it came about.
Bissen will face off against current La Crescent Mayor, Mike Poellinger in November.
Voters in November will see two multi million referendum questions staring at them. A school district and college both wanting your dollars for improvements. Western Technical College's ballot item comes in at close to $80 million. Concerns?
Western President, Lee Rasch, says most of the approved monies would go towards the La Crosse campus. The La Crosse School District's ballot item comes in at $16 million. It's for a new Northside Elementary School.
La Crosse isn't exactly going to the dogs. But there's been a couple attacks in the last few days that may make it seem so. There was the 82 year-old woman out for a morning walk on the city's southside who was charged by two big black dogs. They got a piece fo each of her legs. She was treated at the hospital and given rabies and tetanus shots. And there's the pit bull and the lab duo running free on the northside. Neighbors fear them. Children run from them. And the owner doesn't seem to be in control of them. The two ran after an older couple unloading their car in the morning, chasing them inside their house. The owner of those dogs has been warned he might lose them.
The end of summer means budget time for every city department in La Crosse...including the people who run the La Crosse Center.
Members of the Center Board could get a look at budget plans during a meeting this afternoon. If the arena has to cut spending like the other departments, Center manager Art Fahey says staffing will be high on the list of areas to reduce. At the same time, the board will be asked to approve expenses such as way-finding signs, and a second dance floor.