City council will vote on change next week
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
The first version was so popular, they came out with a sequel...
Gundersen Lutheran and the La Crosse County health department have issued an updated version of the Healthy Dining Guide, listing dozens of restaurants in this area that serve healthy menu items. County nutritionist Linda Lee says the guide reflects the growing demand for health-conscious choices when eating out.
Lee suggests that customers could ask owners of restaurants not in the dining guide to have their business included in a future edition of the book.
Plenty of kids would like to see a new bike, or maybe a skateboard, by the tree on Christmas morning.
And they might like to get a new helmet to go along with those wheels, according to La Crosse attorney Brian Weber. Which is a change from when their parents were kids, and head protection wasn't cool for biking or boarding, but Weber says young riders are used to helmets now. Weber, from the Johns Flaherty law firm, participates in a yearly toy-safety report. He says the toys with wheels are high on the holiday hazard list...along with toys that include magnets or other small parts that can be swallowed.
A judge's sentence is supposed to end a trial where a criminal has been convicted...unless the convicted person decides to appeal.
Jesse Herrmann of Holmen is keeping his drunk-driving case alive, nearly a year after getting a prison term for causing a young woman's death in a crash. La Crosse D-A Tim Gruenke sees many appeals, a year or more after trial, so he's not surprised that Herrmann is asking for a change in sentence. Gruenke is providing briefs for Judge Ramona Gonzalez to review, so she can decide whether to reconsider the 30-year term. Herrmann believes the judge is biased against drunk drivers, because a sister of hers was killed by someone driving drunk.