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Mayor hoped to add position for 2016 A new manager for La Crosse's parking utility probably will be put on hold. 
Delays could take days to iron out   The school year hasn't started smoothly for all students in the La Crosse
NFL 53-man roster cut deadline 3 p.m. Saturday In trying to make the Minnesota Vikings roster, Isaac Fruechte made
Full city council to vote on mayor's plan next week La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat will have to find some other windmill

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Mutual aid agreement to benefit all of La Crosse County

03 September 2015

Good things can happen when people, and communities, work together. That's why there is much excitement about a new mutual aid agreement being developed among fire departments in La Crosse...

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Western Technical College's District Board has approved a resolution authorizing the college to place a public referendum on the November 6th ballot. Voters in 11 counties will be asked to approve a $79.8 million facilities referendum to fund six proposed capital facilities projects at Western.

 

Along with upgraded curriculum, improved scheduling, and increased energy efficiency, the goal of the facility improvements is to allow the college to increase capacity and better serve a growing and diverse student population.


The referendum will require approval of voters in all or part of 11 counties including Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

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Wanggaard Says No Lawsuit Over Recall Recount

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Wisconsin state Senator Van Wanggaard said this morning he will not challenge his loss in last month’s recall election, effectively conceding the race to his Democratic rival. Wanggaard, a Republican, lost to John Lehman by 819 votes in the June 5th recall. Wanggaard demanded a recount, which affirmed his loss. He said the time was not right to file a lawsuit. But UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, sees things a bit differently.

Wanggaard said he will challenge Lehman for the seat when the term ends in 2014. The win hands Democrats their lone victory out of last month’s six recall elections, and gives them a 17-16 edge in the state Senate.

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Drought Hits Wisconsin

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Governor Scott Walker issued a state of emergency in 42 central and southern counties which had either had abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions as of last week. Donna Gilson with the state's department of ag, trade and consumer protection.

It has not rained very much in this territory this summer, if at all. And Walker’s order allows farmers to get faster approval of permits to divert water from streams and lakes. It includes La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Vernon and Trempealeau counties.

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A plea hearing in a decade-old murder case has been cancelled in Monroe County...

 

The D-A's office in Sparta tells us that the attorney for Larry Schaffer has called off the hearing for a negotiated plea which was set for Tuesday morning. That means Schaffer will go ahead with a trial in August for the 2002 murders of Kale Kvistad and Connie de George. Police believe Schaffer shot the couple after a drug-related robbery. He was charged with the murders about 18 months ago.

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Monday, 09 July 2012 13:55

Local Stray Cat Population Still High

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In her 8 years as Executive Director of the Coulee Region Humane Society, Heather Schmid says she has seen the stray dog population go way down. As for cats? Well.....that's still another story.

She says education on the matter has gotten better over the years....but it will take the entire community to become educated on the dog adn cat populations to keep them down. Schmid's last day at the Humane Society is tomorrow.

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Sparta Man Still Needs Lawyer

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A Sparta man, who was charged with vehicular homicide for a 2009 drunk driving crash that killed his brother, was back in a Monroe County courtroom this morning. 26 year old Jason Schodeberg was arrested 2 weeks ago for allegedly driving drunk and crashing a vehicle July 26th, 2009 on Highway 33 near Cashton. His brother, 30 year old Glenn Schodeberg of Leon, was found pinned beneath it. He was dead at the scene.

 

Schodeberg is still waiting for the county to appoint him an attorney. At the time of the accident, investigators could not determine who was driving the vehicle.


DNA evidence recovered from the car's air bags and witnesses helped police determine Jason Schodeberg was, in fact, the driver. Schodeberg appeared in court last week on several charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He is still in jail on a $5 thousand cash bond. He will be back in court on Friday.

 

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Adopt A City Tree

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The La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry department is asking that that residents adopt a tree or trees in your neighborhood during this very dry time by watering them each day for a short period of time. Any extra watering attention given to the trees will help relieve drought stress.

Signs of drought stress are the leaves turning yellow or brown and falling off the tree. This will start in the middle or at the top of the leaf mass.

The most advantageous method of watering these trees and shrubs is to let your garden hose trickle at the base of the tree. Do this for 4-5 hours each time, twice a week, until we receive some substantial rain.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Four Republicans running for the U-S Senate in Wisconsin like to describe themselves as conservatives...and like to call Democrat Tammy Baldwin one of the most liberal members in Congress.

One blogger on the right says he doesn't know any conservatives who expect Baldwin to win the seat being vacated by Herb Kohl. Baldwin tells us that she expected to be stuck with the 'liberal' label when she launched her campaign.  Baldwin visited Riverfest in La Crosse last week, and spoke about providing more economic relief to the middle class.

 

 

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Steve O'Malley apparently will not be fired, or even fined, for delving into politics on his work time for La Crosse County.

After a two-hour hearing on Friday, the county ethics board ruled that O'Malley did not break any rules when he supported a drive to hire a city administrator in La Crosse. Former county board chair Steve Doyle said O'Malley has more freedom than the county's administrative coordinators were given in the past.   Doyle says O'Malley often has 'free rein' to pursue activities that he thinks could help the county. Mike Tellier, one of the citizens who filed the complaint against O'Malley, said the ruling shows that 'corruption' in the county is 'pretty bad.'

 

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