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Construction continues, but use stops until late Sept. BNSF can build it, but the trains cannot come. That’s the
Surplus does not pay parking enforcement costs A sizable boost in revenue to the city of La Crosse from a special
Number of uninsured dropped only 38 percent, goal was 50 A health insurance goal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:28

Walker Invites Illinois Businesses To Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came to Springfield, Illinois Tuesday morning, to compare himself favorably to two Illinois politicians: Pat Quinn and Abraham Lincoln.
As for inviting Illinois employers to move to the Badger State.....Walker was asked how many have moved out of Illinois so far.



Walker spoke to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and let them know how great a shape this state is in now that he has made changes. The crowd outside his speech was far larger than the crowd inside, as thousands of union members protested the governor’s appearance in Illinois.

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Drake Hall Fire To Be Featured In Documentary

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The fire this winter at a U-W-La Crosse dorm is being highlighted in a documentary on fire safety that's now in production...

Members of two nationwide groups are in La Crosse today to talk with people who were connected to the Drake Hall fire in January. Ed Comeau founded 'Campus Firewatch,' and he says the local fire is a rare case where an entire residence hall has been disabled for a full semester.

 

But Comeau also points out that the Drake fire resulted in no deaths and no major injuries...showing that the university has done well in preparing students for the chance of fire.

 

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:34

Minnesota Couple Identified

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(AP) Friends of a Minnesota couple who died when an Italian cruise ship capsized in January say they're relieved to hear the bodies of Barbara and Gerald Heil finally have been identified. The White Bear Lake couple were active members of St. Pius the X Catholic Church and were known for their service to others. Jerry Heil would visit Diane Vorland, who is confined to a wheelchair, every Thursday to bring her communion and recite the rosary. And he promised to drive Denny Hardy on errands after Hardy lost his license. Vorland says it's good news that the Heils finally have been identified after so long, and that the news should give closure to the family. Hardy says it's nice knowing that the Heils are now safely in the hands of God.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:34

Fake Candidates Can Run

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(AP) Wisconsin's elections board has voted unanimously to allow six Republicans running as Democrats to appear on the ballot in upcoming recall elections. The state Government Accountability Board voted Tuesday to allow the candidates to run because state law doesn't require people to prove they belong to any political party before they can run for office. Democrats objected saying the candidates falsely represented themselves and therefore filed fraudulent paperwork. The recalls target Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and three incumbent senators. A fourth Senate seat is open. Republicans say the goal was to ensure there is a primary in all the races so the general election will be on the same date. The primary is May 8 and the general election is June 5.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:33

Vikings Proposal Shot Down

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(AP) Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is already looking ahead to next year on a new Vikings stadium after his preferred proposal hit a critical setback in the Legislature. Dayton says it's up to lawmakers to revive the public financing package for the $975 million stadium before they head home for the year. But Dayton was pessimistic Tuesday after a committee defeat of the plan the night before.

 

 

The Democratic governor has made the stadium a priority this year, arguing it would result in construction jobs and keep a professional team without a lease from leaving the state. Dayton says he has ``no doubt'' it will prevail in 2013. Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers blamed Democrats, who put up only one ``yes'' vote in the 9-6 defeat.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:52

Sock Used To Start Car Fire In Sparta

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A 22 year old Sparta man was arrested over the weekend for trying to start his girlfriends car on fire with a sock. And for his efforts, he ended up getting tased. Jorden Hibbler is accused of shoving a sock into the gas tank of his girlfriends car and trying to light it on fire. A resident saw this....chased Hibbler away and called 911. Police were told by a jogger where the man was hiding and he was found hiding behind a house with a fenced in yard. After a brief confrontation, Hibbler was hit with 50 thousand volts. He now faces charges of attempted arson, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:50

Winona County Drug Court Coming

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La Crosse County has had a drug court since 2001 and it's been succesful. Winona County hopes to get the same results as they are close to developing one there. County Attorney, Karin ( CAR-IN) Sonneman.

Representatives from law enforcement, community services and legal staff, along with several other members, all attended a weeklong training session in Minneapolis hosted by the National Drug Institute, where they learned about different aspects of the proposed program and drafted a list of policies and procedures. It should begin in the fall.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:48

Coalition Says Drinking Culture Has Changed

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A group of more than 25 area taverns, members of the Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior coalition and local college students will gather today to discuss the changing culture of drinking in the city. Chair, Pat Ruda, explains a new program being enacted.

Ruda says the goal is to bring students, taverns and the community together to reduce underage and binge drinking by supporting safer choices for drinkers and non drinkers alike.

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Local ratepayers are being asked to call on Governor Walker today to stop the CapX2020 and the Badger Coulee Power lines from happening. Irv Balto with the Citizens Energy Task Force describes what will be seen outside the Stoney Creek Inn this afternoon.

The group will be there from 3:30 to 7 pm, while the American Transmission Company holds an open house about the proposed high voltage power line.

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