Police often called to vagrancy problems
It was a good first step. But it is clear more needs to be done. In 2011, Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill limiting when teachers and other school employees can...
There are still some objections to fluoridation in Holmen, but the practice will resume there on April 1st.
The Holmen Village Board voted 4-to-3 last night to resume fluoridation, which was halted two years ago, just days after it started. Public works director Dean Olson says the delay until April will give citizens time to prepare for fluoride in tap water, if they're already using fluoride treatments. In 2011, Holmen's board suspended fluoridation until the state could recommend a proper fluoride level. That recommendation finally happened this month.
Nurse advisors at Gundersen Lutheran have seen a 25% increase in call volumes. To help provide flu information, a special influenza information line has been created.
The line......775-0364....... is up and running. Patients can listen to recordings on influenza information and get answers without having to call their healthcare provider's office.
Callers can press zero at any time to speak to their Gundersen Lutheran healthcare provider's office or the Nurse Advisors. The nurse advisors can help patients determine if they can care for their illness at home, or if they should be seen by a healthcare professional.
Five years ago this month, a gunman tried to rob a bar owner in Bangor, and attempted to shoot the man with a gun that wouldn't fire.
Adam Yeoman eventually pled 'no contest' to attempted murder, but appealed his conviction, claiming certain evidence should not have been used to obtain his plea. A state appeals court upholds the evidence, and the conviction. Yeoman claimed the search of his SUV after a police chase was not proper, and said he hadn't been given his rights when telling officers 'you've got the guy.' Yeoman is 26 now, and has more than 20 years left on his prison sentence.
One historic La Crosse neighborhood is getting fix-up money from a local charitable group.
Up to 20 homeowners in the Washburn neighborhood south of Cass Street can qualify for Community Foundation grants for painting and other exterior improvements. Grants can run as high as 800 dollars. The Washburn Neighborhood Association will review the applications for funding, and monitor how the improvement projects are going.