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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
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Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he
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La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

28 August 2015
La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

Murder last week redirected focus of event

Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

28 August 2015
Amish could get waivers for certain building codes

Amish buildings have no electrical or plumbing

Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

28 August 2015
Construction season is over, but isn't going to end

Public works director talks ongoing projects in La Crosse

UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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UPDATED: Winona man dies in barge accident Thursday

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:25

Wisconsin Income Measurement Stuck At Middle

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  A little better and a little worse.  That would sum up Wisconsin's position in per capita income compared to the rest of the nation.   A new report says, on one hand, the state's per capita personal income is 3.8% behind the national average, the third consecutive year the state's income has risen in relation to the rest of the US.  On the other hand, Wisconsin has dropped to 25th in the nation in the same measurement, at just over forty thousand dollars for last year.   The national per capita personal income is closer to 42 thousand dollars.  Meanwhile, Minnesota has the 11th highest per capita income in the nation at almost 45 thousand dollars.  

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A few new city lots could be opening up soon on La Crosse's northside.   William Kish is asking the city to allow for a new subdivision on Kane street.   Kish tells us he's looking at six new lots on the site of, what he thinks is, a former hobo camp at the 900 block of Kane.  Utilities are in place and the city has vacated part of Wall Street and a tiny triangle of land to help the process along.  Kish says he's added fill to the property and cleared out brush and he's just waiting on city approval of his plans this week.  He says the six lots come in different sizes but all meet the city minimum for lot size. 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:19

Frac Sand Shipping Approved

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(AP) The Winona City Council has approved a permit to allow a local trucking company to ship frac sand through the city's commercial barge dock on the Mississippi River. The vote was 4-2. Several council members wanted to reach a decision Monday rather than tabling the contentious issue. Council member George Borzyskowski says the frac sand business has taken root in Winona and isn't going away. Four members of Winona Area Citizens Concerned about Sand Mining raised objections over air and water quality, truck traffic and quality of life issues at a hearing before the vote. Frac sand is used by oil and gas drilling companies. The kind mined in Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota is the ideal shape and size for hydraulic fracturing.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:18

DFL In WI

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(AP) Dozens of DFL volunteers from Minnesota are canvassing in Eau Claire Tuesday to help Wisconsin Democrats get out the vote in the nationally-watched recall election. Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison and DFL Party chairman Ken Martin rallied the volunteers before they boarded a bus for Wisconsin. Martin told the group that it's a critical election for Wisconsin and the country as a whole. He says the DFL stands in solidarity to help elect a leader who will help build a stronger middle class in Wisconsin Tom Barrett. Republican Gov. Scott Walker faces a rematch with the Milwaukee mayor, whom he beat in 2010 by 5 percentage points, as he tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:18

Heavy Voter Turnout Reported

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(AP) The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board reports long lines and heavy turnout for today's historic recall election. The board tweeted that no widespread problems have been reported in vote gathering around the state. But it does have one report of a damaged tabulator that poll workers found in the Marathon County Village of Rothschild. Police were called to investigate. Elections officials expect up to 65 percent of Wisconsin's eligible voters to turn out for the recall election. Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are facing opponents, as are three Republican senators. Walker faces a rematch with Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom he beat in 2010 by 5 percentage points, as he tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall.

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The suspect in a La Crosse County double murder case is described as a man who loved his parents, and would never want to kill them.

 

Eric Koula's defense team made its opening argument in Koula's trial this morning. Lead attorney James Koby disputes the prosecution claim that Koula was nearly broke, and that he allegedly killed Dennis and Merna Koula two years ago to get their money. Koby says both victims were shot in the head at close range, with the guns 'perfectly placed' to kill with a single shot. He says that guns which were available to Eric Koula were not the ones used in the murders. The defense case also says a neighbor of the Koulas claims the couple was still alive hours after the time that police think they were murdered.  Police and DA Tim Gruenke believe Koula was desperate for money after losing thousands in day-trading, and cashed a $50,000 check with a forged signature of his father the day after the shootings.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:03

Theatre Road Study A Big One

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It's been eyed for awhile now.........and on Wendsday more details could be released on proposed road construction in Onalaska. City Engineer, Jarrod Holter, says one area of concern is the intersection of Theatre Road and Midwest Drive.

A public meeting has been set for Wednesday at Irving Pertzsch School from 4:30 to 7pm.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:02

Miller Ready For Re-Election

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Winona Realtor Jack Krage and Senator Jeremy Miller, of Winona, will compete for the District 28 seat in the Minnesota Senate in 2012.

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed Krage at a convention last month. Miller got his party’s nod last month as well. Krage says he's got plenty of ammunition and that Miller’s record alone will bury him. Miller says he feels confident in being re-elected. Candidates have until 5pm today to file for office.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:54

ATV License Plate Requirement Coming in July

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Generally, motor vehicles get license plates in Wisconsin.  Not ATV's.  Until now.  Starting next month, the DNR will require you to put a license plate for the back of your ATV.  And that's more than a few new license plates

 

 

Todd Schaller's with the DNR.  The agency won't provide you with a license plate, so you have to buy one from a private company or make one yourself.  As long as it's the right size, black and white, and the letters and numbers are big enough, you should be okay.

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George Miller was shot 9 times. Deshawn Randall denied shooting him on Aug. 21 in La Crosse. http://t.co/LR7neJUp6Y
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Shannon, from Catholic Charities, snuck away from handing out school supplies to students at the La Crosse... http://t.co/AgyOBOgL82
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Hundreds of families so far stopping by the La Crosse Center today to pick up new backpacks with donated school... http://t.co/9eR5YI5Yyj

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