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Minnesota's firearms deer season opens this Saturday. Lou Cornicelli with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says deer populations are stabilizing after the agency went through a pretty aggressive strategy of lowering densities.
It's called the Graduate Minnesota campaign. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is pushing to get working adults who have earned some college credits to go back to school and complete their degrees. It features letters to more than 20 thousand people who recently attended a state college or university, but didn't earn a degree.
The city of La Crosse is adding to its crossing guard numbers:
Critics say there's no need for huge powerline project that's planned to some through La Crosse. They say the Capx2020 line fills a need for electrical power that doesn't exist. Xcel energy's Tim Karlsgaard denies that. He says the 345 kilovolt line will significantly beef up the whole midwest grid. For all electricity providers
They'll give it another try this year. A special deer hunt in La Crosse's Hixon Forest. Last year's December hunt was called off after a blizzard storm dumped more than a foot of snow in the area on precisely the same week-end that the hunt was to be held. The need for the hunt in Hixon is definitely still there, says city recreation supervisor, Jay Odegaard