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The CapX2020 project was at the forefront of the Holmen School Board meeting tonight. Opposition was the key word. The board voted on a resolution opposing the entire project.
The high voltage power line project would have about 150 miles of power lines, some of which would run through La Crosse County. They would actually come to an end at a substation near Holmen, which would run past two schools and a projected third building.
Board Member, Cheryl Hancock, told WIZM News that the resolution means the district is now on record with the Public Service Commission opposing CapX2020.
The pickup driver who caused a deadly crash near Holmen this summer is going to prison for 31 years.
Jesse Herrmann has been sentenced for driving drunk last June and crashing into a car carrying five young women. The collision killed music teacher Theresa Kroes of Onalaska...and injured four of Theresa's friends, who all spoke at the sentencing. Herrmann apologized for the accident, and says he's ashamed of running from the crash scene, although he claims he doesn't remember doing that. The sentence also includes 40 years of extended supervision after prison, and probation for hit-and-run after that.
This past holiday week-end left several property owners in La Crosse with unexpected gifts. Graffiti vandals struck several homes over the week-end. Walls mostly in the area just south of UWL got tagged. Most messages said, simply "MWA." Others, "Bumps" or "Bumer," depending on how you read it, apparently. Police have no suspects.
A hairy situation for a La Crosse cop this week-end. Police say the officer responded to a fight in the street on Sunday night at a duplex near city hall. During an arrest of Tavier Holling, the cop suddenly found himself surrounded by Holling's family. Cop says they kept him from cuffing the19 year-old and Holling's mother and sister rushed him back inside while a couple of Holling brother kept the officer from pursuing. Four other cops responded to assist. Wound up arresting the whole family. Except the mom, apparently.
If your shopping online today for the holiday's you should make sure your spam filters and anti-virus protection are up to date. And Sandy Chalmers of the consumer protection division in Wisconsin advises against typing in such things as "best deal" because that can lead to bogus websites out for credit card numbers.
She adds, shoppers should be wary of deals that look too good to be true.