Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
Instead of attending parties or watching football games, members of Congress spent their New Year's holiday trying to dodge a financial disaster.
Both the Senate and House voted yesterday to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff," even though the apparent deadline had passed. Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse says, let's not do that again, calling last-minute late-night votes a "lousy way" to run a country.
Kind tells us that letting taxes rise for many families might have pushed the country into a long recession.
The list of candidates in a special recall election in La Crosse now includes Audrey Kader, and...well, that's it.
The filing deadline for the January 29th recall race in the 11th Council district is 5 p.m. today. But by late this morning, no challengers to Kader had filed papers in the city clerk's office. Local tea party members are backing the recall drive against the city council president, claiming that Kader wants to keep the public from speaking out at council meetings. Potential candidates were not able to start collecting signatures until late last week.
Six years ago, a lot of people in La Crosse County wanted to be a judge.
In 2007, three new circuit judges were elected, all after hotly contested campaigns. But this year, it looks like those judges will all be guaranteed new terms. With one day left to file papers, no one has stepped forward to run against Todd Bjerke, Scott Horne, Elliott Levine...or Ramona Gonzalez, who's going for her fourth term. Two other area judges...Todd Ziegler in Monroe County, and John Damon in Trempealeau County...also are unopposed. A state Supreme Court primary is in the works, with two challengers facing Justice Pat Roggensack.
La Crosse's fireworks experts are busy on the bluff today, setting up for their colorful midnight New Year's show...
Skyrockers spokesman Jonathan Vermes says his group is adjusting to changes resulting from construction done at the top of Grandad Bluff. Jonathan tells us the location of the lighted 'falls' that go down the bluff may be moved a little. The main show happens tonight at 12 o'clock, but there's also the early Skyrockers performance at 6 p-m.
We should have known 2012 would be a crazy year for weather when the Onalaska Hilltoppers celebrated their state basketball title with an outdoor rally. On an 80-degree day in mid-March.
The record warmth of March was voted the second-biggest weather story in the La Crosse area this year by the National Weather Service. The number one weather event was a tie between the warmest local July ever, and the year-long drought. The very mild winter of 2011 and '12, and our recent pre-Christmas blizzard, also made the list of top local weather stories.