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It looks like the La Crosse fire department will get the guys it apparently needs. Just not the way it had planned. The city council was ready last night to agree to several new hires in the department over mayor Matt Harter’s objections. The council has now put off that decision after Harter says he’s worked out a deal to allow most of the new hires as well as cutting loose overtime spending that he’d ended for the department last week. The mayor also says he’ll work with the firefighters union on staffing and other issues in the future. The abrupt turnabout comes after two council meetings in which the mayor was pilloried for short staffing the department, potentially putting the city in grave danger.
The first of several road construction projects around Winona County Begins on Monday. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures on eastbound and westbound Interstate 90 in Minnesota from the Hwy. 43 south Rushford exit to the Hwy. 76 Houston exit beginning Monday.
They ran, biked and walked through the cold and the rain but in the end the Festival Foods Fitness Festival held 2 weeks ago once once again a huge success.
Over 3300 people both locally and from around the country helped raise a quite a bit of money for 4 organizations this year...and they received their checks last night.
The Lacrosse Police Department Reserves received a grand........The Lacrosse Special Rec. Department received a check for $7000 as did the Youth Enrichment Association. The big winner....the St. Claire Health Mission....getting a check for 30 thousand.
You won't be hearing the The Coulee Region Gospel Choir anytime soon. The group's Sue Schultz says someone broke into a storage unit in Holmen and stole every piece of sound equipment they had. $9000 worth and some not all paid for yet. It was one of several storage unit break-ins reported in the past week.
Choir director Ruth Granum discovered the loss Tuesday when she went to the storage unit to retrieve some sheet music and found everything but the sheet music gone from the unit.
As Holmen police investigate, the group is asking for donations to buy new equipment. Contact Sue Schultz at 526-2218 for more information.You can also contact Choir Director Ruth Granum at 526-2218. Donations can be sent to Choir 515 East Avenue, Holmen WI. 54636
If you have information on the thief or thieves who stole the equipment, contact Holmen police.
A 40-year-old resident of the town of Franklin in Jackson County has been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree sexual assalt, incest and false imprisonment. And the assaults may date back to 1995. Rodney Tollefson is being held in Jackson County pending a court appearance. Sheriff Duane Waldera says it all started in Sheboygan County.
A 19 year old woman had reported being sexually assaulted and molested and many of those alleged assaults occurred in Jackson County. Waldera says the assaults and molestation of the woman occurred over a number of years and at several locations within Jackson County as well as the Sheboygan County.