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Following the decision made by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission today to move forward with plans on the CapX2020 high voltage transmission line, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind expressed his disappointment in the process and is encouraging people who may potentially be impacted by Badger Coulee line to make their voices heard.
In a statement, Kind says for years now, he has heard concerns from land owners regarding the proposed lines and he's concerned too. Kind says the process has been confusing and the decision making secretive and he's disappointed in the way this decision was made.
Kind is encouraging people who are concerned to make their voices heard by contacting both the Public Service Commission and the American Transmission Company, who is behind the power line plan that would go from la Crosse to Madison, and by participating in upcoming public forums on the topic.
One ruling is in for the CAPX 2020 project. The three commissioners of the public service commission this morning decided the 345 thousand volt project is needed to meet local demand in the La Crosse area as well as to provide regional benefits including the abiity to transfer more electricity on the bulk power system. The big question was where should the lines go. Chairman, Phil Montgomery.
The commission selected a path for the line from Alma to Galesville, but amended the route slightly in the area of the community of Holmen to reduce the number of properties that would have to be crossed. The project is expected to cost at least $202.7 million, though the final cost will be updated after the utilities take into account the route modifications chosen by the commission.
Patti Jo Severson of La Crosse has another position to add to her resume. She currently serves as a nutrition and health educator at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center and serves as Co Chair of the Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area. She now also sits on a Governor's Criminal Justice statewide panel.
Severson will join police chief's and judges also on the panel...to improve the criminal justice system policy...and the Council will meet at least four times per year and report to the Governor and other relevant state agencies annually on its progress.
Bryan Stanley will be back at Mendota for a while...
La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez has revoked the conditional release of the man who killed three persons at a Catholic Church in Onalaska in 1985. The state ordered Stanley to be released in 2009, but he admitted recently that he had experienced 'anxiety.' During a court hearing on Wednesday, witnesses testified that Stanley had violent thoughts about others, including his sister-in-law. Gonzalez ruled that Stanley violated terms of his release by not telling doctors about those thoughts as soon as they happened.
Just before 1pm Monday, a 6'0, heavy set man went into the Olde Towne North
Pet Store at 1233 Caledonia
La Crosse Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect shown from security video. You cna see it on their facebook page......La Crosse Police Department.
Anyone with information about this crime or can identify the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers at 784-TIPS.