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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
Victim shot 9 times, police found a weapon Deshawn Randall has been formally charged with first-degree murder. That
Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he
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La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

Murder last week redirected focus of event

Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

28 August 2015
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Amish buildings have no electrical or plumbing

Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

28 August 2015
Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

Public works director talks ongoing projects in La Crosse

UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:24

New Teaching Rules And Local Comments

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Individuals who want to teach in Wisconsin schools may be able to do so without traditional certification. State Superintendent Tony Evers says that a new equivalency license will allow those with at least three years of teaching experience in a private setting or in a childcare facility to get into the public school system. La Crosse Schools Superintendent, Randy Nelson, likes the new approach.

Candidates would be required to pass a performance based assessment. Governor Walker addressed the new plan with enthusiasm saying it will help get qualified teachers into high need areas.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:23

WTC Informational Sessions Begin

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Western Technical College will present voters with a $79.8 million
facilities referendum on the November 6th election ballot. Prior to that, the college will be hosting information sessions around the district. The first session will be held Wednesday, August 29th at the Lunda Center on Western's La Crosse campus. And President, Lee Rasch, says he expects finances to be a hot topic.

The referendum will be presented to voters in the Western Technical College district, which covers all or part of 11 counties, including Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:23

League Slams Van Hollens Move

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The League of Women Voters takes issue with the state attorney general’s effort to restore the voter ID law in time for the November elections. League Director, Andrea Kaminski, says their campign will continue.

Kaminski said Van Hollen is simply trying to restore an unconstitutional law which will make it extremely difficult or impossible for many qualified Wisconsin citizens to vote. Van Hollen has said the appellate courts are acting too slowly.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:36

City Holding Off on Implementing Sewage Rate Hikes

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The latest from city hall in La Crosse: not taking your money.  At least not yet.  The city appears headed to a second year of holding off on a planned sewer rate increase.  No need for the money, says water utility manager Mark Johnson, since he has money to work on current projects

 

 

The city has two planned sewage rate increases left in a three year plan. 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:35

City Hall Duo Remain on Paid Leave

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After more than two months, the investigation of two high-ranking city hall employees in La Crosse has yet to be wrapped up.  Municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken and Community development administrator, Lianna Kisken were escorted from city hall at the end of May and have remained on administrative leave since.  The city's human resources department confirms for us this week that the two are still being investigated but hasn't said for what.  Both continue to draw about six thousand dollars a month in salary while on leave. 

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Getting from here to there by bike on the northside of La Crosse could become much easier in a couple years.  A project that's been on the drawing board for more than a decade for a bike and pedestrian bridge to cross the BNSF rail yard on the northside is heading for a start date.  Planning for the bridge began at least a dozen years ago but ran into opposition from the rail company and then a complete redesign when BNSF decided it needed room to expand in the future.  Now, that redesign is done.  Funding's approved.  And city engineer Randy Turtenwald expects to break ground on the 4.3 million dollar bridge next year. 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:56

Pro-Life Campaign In Lax Targets Obama, Baldwin

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Pro-life activists are calling Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever...and they claim he'd be even worse in a second term.

Members of a pro-life campaign are traveling to key swing states, asking people to back anti-abortion candidates for president and U-S Senate. Jill Stanek is a nurse from Illinois who says that when Obama was a State Senator, he voted against pro-life measures that would protect live children who survived abortions.

 

The 'Women Speak Out' tour held a rally at Riverside Park in La Crosse today...saying Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin is one of five Senate candidates they're trying to defeat.

 

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Monday, 20 August 2012 22:35

School Referendum Coming

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La Crosse school officials decided Monday night to send a $15.7 million referendum to voters in November.

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A lot of memories in the old golf club at the Forest Hills golf course in La Crosse.  Partly why city park and rec director Steve Carlyon was willing to spend a couple months answering a city council member's question on whether the building might be worth saving even after the council voted in April  to tear it down.  No, Carlyon has discovered, it's not worth saving

 

 

The century-old converted barn is still in use as a banquet facility, but Carlyon guesses it might come down as soon as this fall. 

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