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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 12:41

Losey Boulevard Facelift Begins Next Week

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This summer's big road project in the city of La Crosse will happen on Losey Boulevard...

Speaking on WIZM's La Crosse Talk, ity traffic engineer Matt Gallager said several blocks of Losey need surface repairs this summer.  The first phase of the project will begin next week, and will last about six weeks. The work will extend from La Crosse Street south to Market Street.  Gallager expects the repair job to last 10 to 15 years.

 

 

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Layoffs Coming To La Crosse District

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6 teachers are being laid off in the La Crosse School District, effective this fall. Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, says in talking with the teachers, they were well aware of the financial position the district is in.

Educators laid off include a teacher at Longfellow Middle School and the other 4 are from Logan High School.

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Alerts Coming To Your Cell

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When bad weather hits your town, weather radios are a direct link to the best information coming straight from the National Weather Service. But only 5-10 percent of Americans have a weather radio. So the government is working on a new and more modern way to get people critical weather information. To your cell phones. Dan Baumgart is with the National Weather Service in La Crosse.

Starting sometime in June, emergency alerts will be sent directly from the National Weather Service to your cell phone for free. Baumgart says the NWS will only send the most critical alerts: tornado warnings, flash floods, blizzard warnings, and ice storm warnings.

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Monday, 28 May 2012 06:35

Area Parades and Memorial Day Ceremony's

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Here's a rundsown of area Memorial Day ceremony's. In La Crosse, a parade begins at 9 a.m. at Sixth and King streets. The parade is followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery and at noon at Riverside Park. In Onalaska, the parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion and travels to the Onalaska Veterans Memorial in Onalaska Cemetery for a ceremony. The Holmen arade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Holmen Middle School.

In West Salem, there will be an observance at 10 a.m. at Village Park and a short ceremony near the tank at Veterans Park, West Salem. A rifle salute will be held by the Viroqua Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard and taps will be played at 9:45 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery, Viroqua. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. and a program will be at 10:30 a.m. at Viroqua Cemetery. In Westby, the American Legion and VFW Post will conduct ceremonies at 9:55 a.m. at Westby Veterans Memorial.

And in La Cresctn,  a parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on Walnut Street and will march to Veterans Park for an 11:45 a.m. program.

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Monday, 28 May 2012 05:23

Semi Roll Shuts Down Highway Sunday

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High winds knocked over a semi-tractor trailer going down the highway during a thunder storm in western Wisconsin's Trempealeau County Sunday.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says the resulting crash left the semi stretched across a bridge, causing the closure of State Road 93 between Eau Claire and La Crosse for about two and a half hours Sunday afternoon.  The driver of the semi sustained minor injuries but refused treatment. His truck's trailer unit was empty.

Parts of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are forecast to possibly suffer severe weather Sunday night into Memorial Day.

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Friday, 25 May 2012 13:13

Beyer's Fire And Semi Car Fire Update

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Fire and rescue personnel are hard at it in West Salem and near Winona at this hour.

WIZM'S Brad Williams is at a fire in West Salem.

No injuries reported. Also....a semi sitting on top of a car is engulfed in flames near Winona.

As of 4 pm, one lane of Highway 61 southbound is closed from HWY 43 to Dakota and the detour is hwy 43 to 90 to 61. Both lanes of Highway 61 northbound are open.

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Friday, 25 May 2012 11:46

Storm Update

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Clean up continues this morning following severe storms that hit the northern and central portions of Wisconsin yesterday afternoon and evening. Straight line winds with gusts up to 70 mph, hail, heavy rain and a tornado were reported. Several utilities are still reporting some scattered power outages this morning due to downed power lines but most power should be fully restored later today.  In Eau Claire, the wastewater treatment plant continues to run on generator power but the lift stations are operational. Xcel Energy is reporting about 1500 customers are still without power but power should be fully restored this afternoon. In Taylor County, trees and power lines were down on Highway H just outside of Thorp and in Trempealeau County some trees went down in Arcadia but no reports of damage.

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POT DOWN.................TALK OVER

As the La Crosse Central robed choir sings, I Love My Country, veterans and members of the La Crosse Community remember those who have lost their lives serving our country and the vets who are still here with us. The Memorial Day observance doesn’t just bring vets closer together, it’s a community event with a long standing tradition. 90 years now. And it's been a tradition for La Crosse School Board member, Dave Rudolph.



There will be a Memorial Day parade in downtown La Crosse on Monday starting at 9 a.m. It will start on King and 5th streets and go to the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Friday, 25 May 2012 11:08

Absentee Going Strong In Western Wisconsin

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Over 90 thousand absentee ballots went out to voters this week......and a heavier rush is expected next week. At least that's we are hearing from local city clerk's. As of Thursday, over 1545 total ballots went out in La Crosse....415 of those were absentee voters who voted in the clerk's office. Onalaska is also experiencing a high turnout of absentee voters, 200 in office by Thursday and almost 1000 in all. And in Sparta, City Clerk Julie Larson said after a slow start in office voting, she, too, expects more to come in next week. They have had a total of 145 as of Thursday. The recall election is June 5th in Wisconsin.

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