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$3 billion for Foxconn flies through Wisconsin Legislature, while state budget long overdue

Monday, 21 August 2017
$3 billion for Foxconn flies through Wisconsin Legislature, while state budget long overdue

While the Wisconsin state Legislature is moving quickly on a $3 billion incentive package for a gian...

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 

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Friday, 18 August 2017
Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Van plowing into pedestrians killed at least 13, injured over 100 

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Wednesday - June 3, 2015 12:00 am

Storage Building Burns, Suspect Arrested

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Charges could be filed against a 'person of interest' arrested yesterday, in connection with a storage building fire in Shelby. Inspectors still haven't determined what caused the fire that gutted an Edwards Mini-Storage building...but the person taken into custody is suspected of unlawfully handling burning materials. Assistant Shelby Fire Chief Tony Holinka doubts that much of the property in the building can be saved.   Many of the storage unit doors had to be ripped open by the fire department to get stored materials out.

 

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Wednesday - June 3, 2015 12:00 am

Doyle: Budget's a Mess

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On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said that the Joint Finance Committee is now unlikely to even meet this week. Haggling over transportation funding and a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are at issue. Not to the liking of Democratic State Rep. Steve Doyle who says he's been getting ongoing messages from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle who are concerned about the apparent mess that the state budget has turned into. 

 

Doyle says once this state budget is passed, republicans in a marginal district may want to watch their jobs as people in those districts won't forget their votes that were passed come election time.

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Competing interests among emergency responders are, for now, sinking the chances for a new La Crosse Dive Rescue Team building on Isle la Plume.

The volunteer team has a benefactor willing to pay for the new building. They've got a site picked out. But the city's police and fire departments want in on the action and so nothing is happening, says the team's Jack Haase, which is disappointing, considering they were hoping to be in a new building by the end of this year. 

Police, fire and the team have been trying to negotiate a deal on a new building for the last six months. Police have suggested sharing a building with the fire department and leasing a space to the dive rescue team.

 

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Tuesday - June 2, 2015 12:00 am

E-Cigs Part of County Retailer Tobacco Checks

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Local tobacco retailer checks will now have an added focus to them. Making sure stores don t sell e-cigarettes to minors. That according to the 7 C s Health Initiative Coalition. Alison Glodowski says minor tobacco user rates are on the rise over the past five years.  She believes that's because the county is doing fewer retailer checks. 

 

Now, she says they are doing about 58 checks. And she says the 2014 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey shows 7.9% of our state s high school students currently use e-cigarettes. That number has tripled in just 1 year.

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Tuesday - June 2, 2015 12:00 am

Abortion Bill Hearing Today

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A public hearing will be held this morning on a fast moving Republican bill to ban all abortions in Wisconsin after 20 weeks of fertility.

 

The bill would mean that doctors who perform abortions after 20 weeks could be convicted of felonies, and go to prison for up to three and a half years. Governor Scott Walker said Monday that he will sign the bill if and when it reaches his desk.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Warnings Out About Escaped Inmates

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Two inmates have escaped from jail just south of Des Moines, Iowa, and officials say they should be considered dangerous.

26 years old Frank Manders and 29 year old Darian Crayton escaped from the Warren County Jail at 4 a.m. this morning by manipulating a locking mechanism. They left the holding area through a stairway.

Manders was in custody on vehicular homicide charges. Crayton was in custody for driving while barred.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Best of Survey Nominating Begins

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First day for nominating in the Best of La Crosse county survey. The Convention and Visitors Bureau is back with the poll to determine who or what is the best in the county in numerous categories. This year, the poll has categories for areas just outside of the county and the numbers of categories have increased significantly overall. Nominations in all categories will be accepted until the 22nd of this month.

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Onalaska Petitioners Seek Traffic Calming

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People living near the Coulee Golf Bowl in Onalaska hope City Hall will take action to make traffic safer in their neighborhood. More than 30 persons have signed a petition for traffic calming on Evenson Drive, north of the golf course. According to the petition, drivers are speeding on a street where many children live, and homeowners would like some change made to the street to slow the cars down. The city says it examined traffic on Evenson Drive, and found that there were no accidents on that street during a three-month study period.

 

 

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Two Accused in Tomah Stabbing Set for Trials

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The two men charged with a stabbing death in a Tomah motel are pleading 'not guilty.' Trials will be scheduled soon for Zachary Davis and Sebastian Martinez. They're suspected of killing Derek Magnuson earlier this year, after a fight at a motel. Davis and Martinez are suspected of committing crimes in other states after that murder, and they were arrested in Tennessee after reportedly using a credit card belonging to Magnuson. They entered pleas on Friday before a Monroe County judge. Martinez has a pre-trial hearing at the end of this month. Davis will have a similar hearing in September.

 

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Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Local High Schools Prep for State Track Meet

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The WIAA State Track and Field meet takes place this Friday and Saturday and the Holmen High School will be busy. The Vikings have athletes participating in 12 different events in the Division One portion of the meet, which is held at UW-La Crosse's Veterans Memorial Sports Complex. Leading the way for Holmen is Danielle Kohlwey, who will compete in both hurdles events and the long jump. At state last year, she came away with a second- and third-place finish in the hurdles races.
 
For the third consecutive year, Logan High School's Aric Elmore is headed to the WIAA State Track and Field Meet. This Friday and Saturday at UW-La Crosse's Veterans Memorial Sports Complex, Elmore will compete in the long jump and triple jump. Last year, he placed fourth and ninth in those events, respectively. Heading into his final state meet, the senior has the third-best qualifying marks in both jumps.

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Illinois could benefit from Foxconn without the risk

18 August 2017

The states of Wisconsin and Illinois may be neighbors, but not always friendly neighbors. Soon after taking office, Governor Walker ratcheted up the rhetoric when he posted a sign along...

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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