Oktoberfest opens in
Don Weber buying lot The days of a having a big billboard business in downtown La Crosse appear to be coming to an
Walker's insurance commish not doing the job New legislation was introduced Thursday that would require the Walker
Police caution not to expect constant coverage New body cameras are expected any day now for the La Crosse police
Council voting on mutual-aid agreement this month amongst departments For the first time ever, there will be a
Friday and Saturday, perhaps try avoiding campus New and returning UW-La Crosse students will be moving into campus

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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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An accident blocked traffic on Highway 14 in southern Minnesota for a couple of hours, west of Lewiston.  Late in the afternoon, the Minnesota DOT said the entire highway was blocked.  The road was cleared around 6 p.m.

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More doubt this morning in the Eric Koula case, about when Koula's parents were murdered...

The defense presented a neighbor, Jeff Elliott, who believes he saw Dennis and Merna Koula alive in their yard at 8 p-m, about two hours after the time police believe they were shot on a Friday in 2010. D-A Tim Gruenke asked Elliott how sure he was of what night he saw the Koulas in their yard.

 

Elliott says he recognized Dennis by his white hair. Investigators claim Eric Koula shot his parents between 5 and 6 p-m on that Friday, and reported finding them dead the following Monday.

 

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Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:08

Commission Weighs Fate of Officer

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The discipline case for a La Crosse police officer remains unsettled.  But the city's Police and Fire Commission begins the process of dealing with Corrie Korn today.  Korn and former officer Faling Yang were charged by the feds with illegal hunting while operating their guide service on the Mississippi.  Yang resigned from the force, has been fined five thousand dollars, and has lost his hunting priveleges for two years.  Korn has yet to be sentenced and remains on the force although he is suspended.  An internal police investigation has concluded in the case and the city commission will determine the discipline which could include termination.  The board considers appointing a hearing examiner in the case today.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 22:43

No Bus For You........Yet

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So now that a 3 county commuter bus project has been put on hold due to a declined bid, what happens now. Peter Fletcher, a transportation planner at the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, says there's still hope.

The date was July 2nd to start the $3 a ride bus that included La Crosse, Vernon and Crawford counties. The Wisconsin DOT is paying about 80% of the project......at least for this year.

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It probably cost more to fix a fire-damaged dorm at U-W-La Crosse this year than to build the dorm in the first place...

The renovation of Drake Hall is nearly complete, but it won't be open to students again until just before the fall semester. Campus residence life director Nick Nicklaus says the repair bill came close to three million dollars. And the remodeling process was prolonged by the need to replace wiring that was fused together by the January fire.

 

Nobody was hurt in the Drake fire, and the exact cause is still unknown. Meanwhile, the university expects the cleanup of another campus fire last weekend at Wittich Hall to take about a month.

 

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:45

Koula Trial Could Wrap Up By Middle Of Next Week

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Jurors at the Eric Koula murder trial may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel...

Thirteen days into the La Crosse County trial, they've been told that the defense is likely to call its last witness on Thursday. And after the D-A has a second chance at some witnesses, closing arguments could happen early next week.

 

Judge Scott Horne says the jury would be sequestered until it reaches a verdict...and if the discussions last more than one day, the jury could meet until 9 p-m on any given day. Koula is on trial for the shooting deaths of his parents over two years ago. The judge kept his schedule open for the trial through June 29th.

 

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:17

Unemployment Rate Up Locally

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La Crosse's May unemployment rate has edged up over six percent.   The latest numbers from the state shows the city with an unemployment rate of 6.1% for May.  That's up from 5.8% in April but still half a percent lower than during May of last year.  The lowest rate in the state continues to be in Caledonia which has an unemployment rate of 3.8%.  The highest is in Beloit at 11.6%.  Meanwhile, the state says La Crosse is just one of four measured metro areas in the state to lose jobs between April and May.  But has still added 14 hundred jobs since Mayo of last year. 

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Practice rounds today for anglers taking part in the Bassmaster Elite tournament this week in La Crosse.   Dan Deicher was out on the water early with Skeet Reese, 2009 Bassmaster Classic winner. 

 

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:15

Wittich Hall Cleanup Will Take A Month

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Cleanup from last weekend’s fire in UW-La Crosse’s Wittich  Hall is expected to take at least a month. Following a review of fire damage by the state adjuster on Tuesday, the university is proceeding with getting more details of the scope of work for cleaning and restoration of the building, according to Bob
Hetzel, Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance.

The building is likely to be off-line for a month while restoration work is completed. During the next several days, employees who worked in the building will be allowed in to retrieve work and personal items. State risk management officials have not yet been able to provide a cost estimate for the restoration.

Firefighters were called to the second oldest academic building
on campus around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The fire started in and was contained to a basement storage area, but there is extensive smoke damage throughout the building. The fire started near a power strip on the wall and has been ruled accidental.

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