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A petition drive has started to keep developers away from a big swath of parkland in La Crosse. Tim Kneipp, a local biking enthusiast, has started the online petition drive to urge city council members to designate the blufftop experimental farm as park land anid resist the temptation allow development on some of the land. The petition drive just started yesterday at SignOn.org. And the signatures have been coming quickly
La Crosse purchased the 160 acre tract of land near Hixon Forest nearly fifty years ago from the UW system.
U.S Senator Ron Johnson is commenting on a recent survey that showed, by a two thirds majority, public discontent with Congress is at record levels. He takes issue with the fact that congress has passed bills this year...the senate has not acted on them. And congress passed a budget this year....the senate hasn't. Johnson summed up the survey, which said we have a congress with a do nothing record, this way.
Two thirds of those surveyed said current members of Congress should be voted out of office next year.
Green Bay based Associated Banc Corporation announced that it plans to close down 20 Associated Bank branches in its three-state region of operation.....Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.
Still no arrests in the arsons that struck Winona the past couple of weeks. But the public is being invited to a special meeting tonight to get updated on a series of fires that have occurred in Winona over the past six weeks. The West End Neighborhood Watch Group is being reactivated in an effort give police some help in finding the person responsible for the three most recent fires in the central part of the city.
Both the police chief and fire chief will be on hand to discuss the ongoing problem.
The meeting will be held tonight at the Winona Veterans Center on East Sarnia Street starting at 6.
Central High School in Lacrosse wants to change the way the east side entrance looks and maybe asking for your help in making it happen. A presentation was shown to the school board Monday night, which would turn the commons area into a more desireable space for students, staff and visitors.
The $180 thousand project would include a new student store and a small branch of Altra Federal Credit Union. The financial breakdown would be $60 thousand spread into 3 entities. They include Central High School fund raising........Central Booster Club fund raising and the capitol improvement budget.
Also included would be community partnerships, community/family donations and wall tile sales. Fundraising will go until March with a tentative ground breaking set for the summer.