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When a joint-city garbage committee in La Crosse county finally makes their recommendations, at least they won't be accused of a lack of thoroughness. The Onalaska-La Crosse group meets today for yet another presentation on ideas for changing garbage service. This presentation coming from local waste haulers. La Crosse City councilman Doug Happel, on the committee, says the group's looking for best ideas from everywhere. That way, he says, all the interested parties can present their best information and the group can synthesize that mixture into best recommendations for city councils in both cities.
Still up in the air for Happel; whether to go to an automated garbage pick-up system and whether to make it a fee-based trash service.
In the future, new multi-family rentals would be allowed in La Crosse's Washburn nieghborhood. But only with special permission. That's the essence of a new proposal that could be considered by the city council next month. Just trying to turn a corner in the predominately rental area, says Washburn neighborhood association president, Randy Magno, and encourage more single family homes like the homes that are getting built by the city currently in the neighborhood.
The idea to add single family restrictions in the neighborhood apparently was spurred by plans to turn the historic Nelson Allen house on 10th and King into a college rental.
Kathleen Falk, Democratic candidate for governor and former Dane County
Executive, told a crowd in La Crosse Monday that Governor Walker's War
on Women must end now, and called on Walker to veto several pieces of
legislation recently passed by the Republican controlled
Falk said as governor, she would replace Dennis
This has not been Congress's 'finest hour,' according to an area House member...
Ron Kind of La Crosse says he would give Congress close to a failing grade over the past two years, because of the unwillingness of both parties to compromise.
Kind says his willingness to vote with either party helped him rank in the top five most independent members of Congress, in a recent survey. Number one was libertarian Ron Paul.
At a murder trial starting next month in La Crosse County, there will be limits on how much evidence can point to a suspect other than the defendant.
Eric Koula is accused of killing his parents and forging a check in his father's name, after running up large debts from stock trading. Judge Scott Horne says some evidence will be allowed showing that Eric's father, Dennis, wanted to stop giving money to Eric's brother-in-law. But Horne ruled out some other evidence suggesting that Patrick Cowell could be an alternate suspect in the case.
Dennis and Merna Koula were shot at their rural La Crosse County home two years ago. Eric Koula's trial begins April 11th.