Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
The last time, they called it the 'Arctic Outbreak'...
Around Groundhog Day of 1996, La Crosse had a record-setting cold spell with three straight nights of temps in the -30 range. The area's coldest weather since that week is expected to arrive Sunday in La Crosse, and Weather Service forecaster Jeff Boyne expects bitterly cold wind chills, around -30 to -50.
Boyne says mild weather in the 20's is likely before the cold air moves in. On Monday, the mercury might not get above -10.
A Winona State student who reportedly worked in La Crosse as a bartender is identified as the driver whose car fell into Swift Creek near City Brewery.
Ellie Ahmann of Winona was 21 years old. La Crosse police say Ahmann's body was recovered from her car Wednesday afternoon, several hours after tire tracks were found to lead from the end of Jackson Street down to the creek. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow. Ahmann was living in Winona while attending college. She was originally from the St. Paul area.
La Crosse Police have not released the name of a person found dead inside a car that went through the ice on Swift Creek.
The body was recovered after the car was removed from the water early Wednesday afternoon. Relatives are being notified. The car was in about 6 to 8 feet of water. Police believe it went off the road at the west end of Jackson Street and rolled downhill onto the ice, sometime on Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Emergency responders are working to pull a vehicle out of the Mississippi at
Ever since a recent Viterbo graduate drowned after drinking two years ago, that graduate's mother has been busy campaigning to have certain types of high-proof alcohol banned.
Luanne Wielichowski hopes the Wisconsin Legislature passes a ban on high-potency liquor in 2014. The bill being circulated in the Assembly would set five-figure fines and possible prison time for stores that sell products like Everclear. At least one state lobbying group is expected to fight the proposed ban. Jeff Wielichowski drank Everclear with Red Bull and Gatorade the night that he drowned in his family's swimming pool in 2011.
If you want to have a wedding at the Riverside Park bandshell or a graduation party at Myrick Park in 2014, you'd better be up early on Thursday morning...
The prime shelters and park facilities in La Crosse get booked quickly on the first business day of a new year. The City Hall park and rec office takes reservations in-person starting at 8:30 a-m on January 2nd. And the on-line reservations open even earlier that day, just after midnight. The reservations have to be paid in full at the time they're made, so have your checkbooks or credit cards ready.