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They're just advisory referendums. But they're already causing a rift among La Crosse city council members. The council has approved sending advisory measures to the spring ballot regarding billboards and city council size. City councilman Jim Bloedorn is upset the issues got pushed through the approval process so quickly
A binding referendum on hiring a city administrator will also be on the city ballot for April. Next month, the council will decide whether the mayor's salary gets cut in half if the administrator is approved by voters.
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Winter weather has finally hit leading to several accidents in Onalaska. The Onalaska Police Department has worked 7 accidents between midnight and 4:00 p.m. today.
An injury accident occurred this afternoon at the intersection of 8th & Redwood in Onalaska. A vehicle travelling East on Redwood could not stop for the yield sign due to the road conditions and struck a vehicle going North on 8th Street. One person was transported from the scene to a local hospital.
Police remind you to please drive safe and allow for additional stopping distances.
There's a lot of snow out there and could make things hard on ice fishermen. The blowing snow is going to cover up cracks, weak spots, and 10 inch holes in the ice that you would normally see with the naked eye.
One way to spot a weak spot on the freshly fallen show is to watch for unexplained wet spots on the snow. This would indicate that open water is close by. Also take your spud along and probe the ice in front of you, not only to detect thin ice but holes as well. Those 10 inch holes have been known to break ankles in the past.
It was more than a month ago, when La Crosse's engineering department sent out an advisory reminding people in the city to clear their walks of snow or risk fines. The department has dusted off that advisory and re-posted it. Failure to clear walks 24 hours after the snowfall could mean the city does it for you, charging $2.50 a foot and billing you a fifty dollar administration fee on top of that. The city says inspections will begin on Tuesday, the 17th.