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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
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Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he
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La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

28 August 2015
La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

Murder last week redirected focus of event

Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

28 August 2015
Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

Amish buildings have no electrical or plumbing

Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

28 August 2015
Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

Public works director talks ongoing projects in La Crosse

UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:03

Cycling The Country For Leader Dogs

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Cycling for Leader Dogs is a 3,500 mile, trans-America solo bicycle tour from the west coast to the east coast to increase awareness and raise funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Cyclist Mark Mansell is a member of the La Center Lions Club in La Center, Washington and talked with WIZM news about the trek.

Mansell has already passed his goal of $35 thousand, or 1,000 sponsors pledging one penny for every mile of the trip. All donations of $35 or more will receive a special commemorative pin. He will be going through La Crosse later today.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:02

Comments Sought For Statewide Obesity Plan

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State public health administrator Karen McKeown says they are still taking public comment on new ways the state wants to combat childhood obesity. It’s a 124-page document outlines the best types of physical activities for young people plus ways for adults to make healthy choices for meals.

McKeown says the state’s plan will need support from both the public and private sectors in order to succeed.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:00

170 Sick From Swimming In Lake Wazee

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What started out as a couple of people calling Jackson County saying they got sick from swimming in Lake Wazee last week, has turrned into something they have never seen before. Public Health Nurse, Christine Hovell, explains.

The numbers of people sick......at least 170. She says the lake is closed until more testing can be done next week. In the meantime, if you are fishing or scuba diving in the area.......she says wash your hands before and after the activity.

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After an overwhelming vote on Tuesday night, it appears the La Crosse City Council will easily authorize a committee study of a budget consultant plan at its meeting on Thursday.

The Committee of the Whole amended the resolution, to remove language committing 125-thousand dollars for a consultant search. Council president Audrey Kader will be on the study committee. She defends much of the spending that city government must do every year.

 

Critics of the consultant plan have speculated that such an expert might be a substitute for the city administrator rejected in an April referendum...or that a consultant would recommend firing Mayor Matt Harter.

 

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Thirty-third time's the charm?

House Republicans have voted for the 33rd time to defeat the 'Obamacare' law since President Obama signed the health care bill over two years ago. Five Democrats joined with the Republicans to oppose Obamacare...but La Crosse's Ron Kind was not one of them. Kind has supported the Obama bill on every one of those House votes, but says some changes could be made.

 

Kind argues that many individual parts of the health care law have gotten broad bi-partisan support.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:08

Badger State Number One In Tourism

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Another honor bestowed upon the state of Wisconsin. After the region's river road was deemed the country's number one scenic drive - Wisconsin was voted the best vacation state by the Triple-A. La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Dave Clements says that's because the state, and particularly the La Crosse area, has a lot to offer vacationers. According to Clements, it's this variety that has lent itself to increased tourism spending, in the La Crosse area, in recent years.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:03

WTC Seeks $80 Million Referendum

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$80 million. That's the amount of a referendum Western Technical College hopes that voters will pass in November. Western President, Lee Rasch, says most of the approved monies would go towards the La Crosse campus.

In 1992, voters passed a referendum to generate funds for upgrading campuses in Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. As part of the 2020 strategic plan, more then 1000 additional students will attend the tech college by the year 2020.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:02

Enjoy The Quiet.......For Now

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So who will spend the most money on the next batch of elections? Joe Heim, Political Professor at UW-La Crosse, says expect advertisements from a major statewide race to come first.

He says there will be some quiet time between August and October but with the presidential race right around the corner from that span.......get used to seeing and hearing them again.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:02

Local Drought Continues

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Now that the governor has declared a state of emergency for 42 Wisconsin counties dealing with drought conditions, what is the next step before the fed's would step in to help? We asked Donna Gilson with the state Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer protection that question.

The counties under the declaration inlcude La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon.

 

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