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A couple of years ago, the DNR dropped the requirement that landowners had to post no trespassing signs on their property. As Wisconsin opens up the gun deer season this weekend, Lacrosse County Sheriff Steve Helgeson says, that issue will keep his deputies busy once again.
Representative Steve Doyle, Tara Johnson, Chair of the La Crosse County Board and Senator Jennifer Shilling are holding a community meeting on frac sand activity in the La Crosse area tonight. Doyle says frac mining is relatively new to the area....so who has interest in it?
Ask anybody who drives highway 16 daily in La Crosse and they'll tell you about the constant traffic back-ups caused by accidents.
As often as it happens, however, we've found that the number of intersection accidents on highway 16 have actually dropped significantly over a five year stretch. In 2005 higway 16 and Gillette street was the most accident-prone in the city, with 29 reported that year. Last year, there was only 8 at that intersection. Number two crash-prone intersection was at 16 and 157. 24 accidents in 2005. 22 last year. Number three that year; 16 and 157. That intersection dropped from 23 crashes to 7 last year. Police numbers show several intersections in the city now are much more likely to have accidents than those on highway 16.
Got a beef about the $74 million the city of La Crosse is planning on spending next year? Let 'em have it. The city's budget hearing is tonight. And city council president Audrey Kader says she'd rather hear something about it than nothing at all
On Friday, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that does away with the state's earn a buck program. The new law won't change anything for the upcoming gun deer hunt from November 19th to the 27th. The DNR had already chosen not to implement most earn a buck provisions this year. However, the law means the department won't even have the option in future years. Walker, an avid hunter himself, says hunting in the state is a key topic he will being up again in a few weeks.