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A La Crosse guy says he can't understand why the police are called everytime he and his girlfriend get into a fight. Cops say Micheal McLaurin claims there's really nothing to get into a huff over with the latest go-round between the two this week-end. Even though he apparently came at his girlfriend with a big pickle jar, hit her with a book and strangled her to the point where she could barely speak. The victim says he only let go of her throat long enough to tell his kids to go back to bed. The victim was treated at the hospital. McLaurin faces several charges in the assault.
Hard to know for sure if you're wasting energy at home. Or where, exactly, you might be losing that extra few kilowatts here and there. Xcel energy says it wants to help. The power company is making energy assessments available for customers in Trempealeau, Buffalo and La Crosse counties for a reduced rate. Forty five bucks will buy you a visit from an energy consultant from Focus on Energy to check out where you might be able to make energy efficiency improvements in your home. As part of the program, Xcel and Focus on Energy will provide incentives to some customers to make efficiency improvements.
Do you ever order Girl Scout cookies and hate the wait for them to arrive? Well in some areas that wait is no more.
The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and the Wisconsin River Valleys are no longer using order forms – and the girls will have their cookies on hand instead.
Barbara Boelk says the Minnesota and western Wisconsin Girl Scouts hope to sell five-million boxes of cookies this season, and become the world’s largest cookie program. The Minnesota-Wisconsin chapter has around 63 thousand girls, parents and supporters making it the 8th largest chapter in the country.
Sales begin Saturday for Winona and Houston Counties.
Gun bans for Iowa's courthouses, city halls and other civic buildings are being debated across the state.
The new state law that eases the way for Iowa residents to carry guns has led to the discussion by city councils and county boards.
Iowa's new gun law took effect January 1st. It limits the discretion local sheriffs previously had in denying permits without explanation. Now, sheriffs may deny applications for specific reasons only.