The hope with new garbage regulations in La Crosse is that the rules will lead to a cleaner city overall. Doing that through some potential fines, says city public works director, Dale Hexom, and some education about the best way to get rid of your trash as well
The city's public works board this week has agreed to new regulations that have been worked on for months. Among changes: a limit to large items that can be put in the garbage at once and a requirement that all garbage goes in a container. The city council will also have to approve the new rules at a meeting next month.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared in Sparta this morning and pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge President Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. Santorum told a group of lumberyard workers and supporters that healthcare is the most important issue in this election. While Romney says he would fight to repeal Obama’s health care law, Santorum says Romney essentially is disqualified because he put in place a similar law in Massachusetts when he was governor, including a requirement that all residents buy health insurance. Santorum won Louisiana’s primary Saturday but continues to lag behind Romney.
The first presidential candidate to hit this part of the state says healthcare in America is about to blow up. Republican Rick Santorum stopped off in Sparta this morning and says healthcare starts with a business.
The former Pennsylvania Senator pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. He says healthcare is the most important issue in the election.
La Crosse police have not arrested anyone yet for the shooting death of a Western Tech student on Monday.
A news release from the police department declares the death of 20-year-old Sara Hougom to be a homicide, based on autopsy results. That would be the second murder in La Crosse this month, following the strangling death of a woman on the city's north side. Meanwhile, U-W-L Chancellor Joe Gow says a memorial service for the local college student may be planned soon.
Having to change the ways employees of the Onalaksa School District are covered by health insurance was one task that had to be done this year. This after the loss of $1.5 million in state money this year. Larry Dalton, Director of Finance & Business Services, says the school board was prepared for this change.
The end result......the district will work with Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan and Mayo's Health Tradition Health Plan to offer employees the choice of insurance companies and health care providers. All at a savings of $800 thousand.