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A special village board meeting is set for next week, to decide whether fluoridation should be halted, pending possible rule changes being considered in Washington. Public works director Robert Haines says the fluoride level being used in Holmen is already the state minimum. But two federal agencies have hinted they could mandate a lower fluoride level than what's being used in Wisconsin.
Marinas? Fishing piers? Walking trails? All of that and more could become part of the new plan for La Crosse's riverfront. Tonight, the final recommended Port and Waterfront Plan Presentation in La Crosse from the Joint Board of Harbor Commissioners. The presentation will be held at the Black River Beach neighborhood center at 8:30. After the final public presentation, the plan will be finalized and submitted to the Joint Board of Harbor Commissioners first and then the city council and the county board for approval.
Local democrats plan a big turnout at a listening session held by a republican state senator today. A email circulated among democrats urge members to show up at the Dan Kapanke listening session from 4:30 to 6 at the Holmen Village Community Room. It's the first listening session Kapanke's held since canceling a couple last month after receiving death threats. The democratic party email urges members to keep Kapanke's "feet to the fire and ask him the tough questions he's been hiding from for the last month." Kapanke faces a recall election sometime this summer although he's currently challenging the recall petition.
There's nothing short of a boom going on in the electronic recycling business in Wisconsin.
From Dynamic Recycling in La Crosse, Kurt Greeno says a law keeping E-waste out of landfills is part of the reason for the rapid growth of his business. Also the state requirement of manufacturers to pay for recycling of the stuff they sell in the state. He says that last part means Dynamic gets revenue from nearly everything they recycle. The exceptions: CRT glass from old TV's and monitors. A loss leader, but still making companies like his profitable and looking for workers.
Joe Beran's trying to remain as positive as possible.
But the La Crosse Central High Activities director says it's tough to feel great about the amount of spring sports events he's having to reschedule because of rain. And, of course, the winter storm this week. Logan High Activities Director, Steve Hole agrees that re-scheduling is a struggle that takes some doing to overcome. Hole and Beran agree that Tennis and it's need for completely dry courts is the toughest spring sport to find relatively arid days in which to replay postponed matches.