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Community gathers to discuss odd amount of cigarette ads in La Crosse

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Community gathers to discuss odd amount of cigarette ads in La Crosse

Students cleaned up 1,456 cigarette butts in Powell Park last month

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Art funding in state among lowest in nation says group

Also says La Crosse is known around state for its art 

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:37

You Are Such A Tool

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(AP) The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man's online post calling a doctor ``a real tool'' is protected speech. The high court on Wednesday dismissed a case by Duluth neurologist David McKee, who took offense when a patient's son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites. Those included a claim that a nurse called the doctor ``a real tool.''

The justices say the comments posted by Dennis Laurion don't add up to defamation. They say referring to someone as ``a real tool'' is a protected statement of opinion that can't be the basis of a defamation claim. They also say it doesn't matter whether the unnamed nurse actually exists.

The decision reverses a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision that would have let the doctor's lawsuit proceed to trial.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:26

School Voucher Discussion

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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker says he wants parents to have the broadest possible spectrum of choices when it comes to educating their children. The Republican governor spoke Wednesday at a school-choice event in Milwaukee. He said his goal is to improve public schools, but when there's not enough improvement families should have other options. School choice includes voucher programs, in which the government helps pay for tuition at private schools, including religious schools.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, also attended the event. He says his main concern is that school choice not siphon funds away from public schools.

Walker says he wants to reward high-achieving and improving schools. Without elaborating, he told reporters it's possible to expand choices without diverting resources from other schools.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:24

Old Man Winter Blows Through

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(AP) School districts across Wisconsin canceled classes as the National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for much of the state.

Baraboo, Necedah, Wisconsin Dells, Prairie du Chien, Sparta, Tomah and Marshfield are among the districts calling off school on Wednesday as snow accumulated. The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall through mid-afternoon. Strong northwest winds are expected to greatly reduce visibility on state roadways. Accumulations of a-half foot of snow or more is forecast.

Dane County sheriff's officials warned motorists of extremely slippery roads and some near whiteout conditions. Deputies are dealing with numerous accidents.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 12:22

Teacher Accused Of Sex Behavior

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A special education teacher at a La Crescent school is charged with molesting children after he was confronted by his students. Thirty-seven-year-old Jason David Barker is charged in Houston County District Court with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fifth-degree sexual conduct with children younger than 13.

Prosecutors say five students at La Crescent Montessori Academy confronted Barker earlier this month about his behavior. School staff called police and Baker was arrested at his home Jan. 18.

A criminal complaint says one student told school staff Baker put his hands down her pants and touched her breasts. Baker has denied the allegations, but says sometimes he pushes the ``boundaries in teaching.''

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:13

Bassmasters Elite Coming Back To La Crosse

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A four day national fishing tournament is coming back to La Crosse. Dave

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:06

Super Bowl Gambling Up

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Gambling will hit it's peak this weekend with the Super Bowl here. Tim

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:06

Miller Says Taxes Not A Good Move

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A Minnesota House committee that will eventually draft the state

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:36

La Crosse Road Closure Alert

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Alert from La Crosse County Emergency Management:

As of 9:30, Wednesday

La

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:27

Cops Luck Out on Pot Bust

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Police were on the trail of a thief.  They wound up with a couple of

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