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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
Victim shot 9 times, police found a weapon Deshawn Randall has been formally charged with first-degree murder. That
Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
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

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

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

Public works director talks ongoing projects in La Crosse

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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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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:42

Discipline Possible for Circuit Court Judges

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Several local judges could face discipline for signing recall petitions.  The Wisconsin Judicial Commission is expected to decide this week whether 29 circuit court judges around the state should face some sort of discipline for signing recall petitions for governor Walker.  From La Crosse county, circuit court judges Ramona Gonzalez, Todd Bjerke and Dale Pasell signed the recall petitions.  Judge J. David Rice in Monroe county signed.  As did Trempealeau county judge John Damon, Jackson county judge Thomas Lister and Vernon county circuit court judge Michael Rosborough. 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:41

La Crosse County Nearly the Best in Unemployment Rate

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La Crosse county has climbed back into the state's number two position for unemployment rates.   The state's Department of Workforce Development measures La Crosse county's unemployment rate for March at 5.6%.  That's four tenths of a percent lower than the month before and seven tenths lower than March of last year.   That puts the county just behind Dane county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state.  The state says the La Crosse metro area has managed to add just four hundred jobs since March of last year.  The state as a whole has shed nearly 24 thousand jobs in the same time period. 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:03

Miller Says Casino Money Needed For New Stadium

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No more casinos no matter how much money they bring in. That's the sediment of some Minnesota lawmakers who are trying to get a bill passed to build a new Vikings stadium. Winona Republican Senator Jeremy Miller says a proposal he is working on with the White Earth Tribe would do just that.....give the state money......$400 million worth. In exchange for a casino.

It will take 68 votes in the House and 34 in the Senate to pass a Vikings bill. But the plan probably needs at least a few more than the bare minimum so no one could be cast as the deciding vote come campaign season.

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'We'll keep at it'...

That message comes from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, confirming that the search for a missing Onalaska boater continues at the lake where the man was last seen.

Fitzgerald says Red Cedar Lake was dragged over the weekend in the search for 50-year-old Todd Gordon. Dogs also were used, and a deputy was scheduled to check the lake again today. Gordon was seen boating on April 6th, the day his empty boat turned up on the lakeshore.

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:16

Iowa To Create Hunting Group

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(AP) Outdoor enthusiasts and business groups are forming a new group to promote hunting in hopes of reversing declining interest in the activity. Iowa Retail Federation President Jim Henter says hunters spend more than $288 million in Iowa every year and have a big impact on the state's economy. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Roger Lande says part of the hunting decline has been because the state has had a series of harsh winters that cut into wildlife population. Last year's mild winter could help that population. Lande says a loss of habitat also has contributed to the wildlife decline. Statistics from the DNR bear out the trend, with the number of hunting licenses issued in Iowa dropping for 10 straight years.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:15

Prosser Seeks Another Recusal In Case Against Him

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(AP) Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is asking that a fourth colleague on the state's highest court not hear a case involving an ethics violation against Prosser. The state Judicial Commission has accused Prosser of violating the judicial ethics code when he placed his hands on rival Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during an argument last year in front of four other justices.

 

 

Prosser on Wednesday asked that Justice Patrick Crooks recuse himself from the case. Prosser has already asked that Justices Pat Roggensack, Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson not sit on the case. If three or more justices agree to recuse themselves, the case against Prosser would likely end due to a lack of quorum. Counting Prosser, there are seven justices on the Supreme Court.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:12

Obey Says Democrats Must Avoid 'Suicide Pact'

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(AP) Former U.S. Rep. Dave Obey says Wisconsin Democrats must unite against Republican Gov. Scott Walker and not form a ``suicide pact'' by attacking one another in the primary race. Obey spoke Wednesday on a conference call arranged by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Obey supports Barrett. His chief rival, Kathleen Falk, has been attacking Barrett more aggressively this week leading up to the May 8 primary. Obey says the only way Democrats can make credible arguments to defeat Walker in the June 5 election is to earn the trust of Democrats, independents and Republicans and avoid ``petty sniping.'' He says Democrats are the underdogs in the recall and they face an uphill battle against Walker because of all the money he has raised. Falk spokesman Scot Ross did not immediately respond.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:53

Houston County Still High On Unemployment

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A more focused snapshot of unemployment around Minnesota shows that some areas are continually doing better then others. And that's the case in Houston County. They are still hovering around the 9% unemployment rate...joining 3 other counties in southern Minnesota. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 5.8 percent during March. The highest unemployment remains in north central Minnesota where Clearwater County's 15 and a half percent leads the state. Twin Cities area jobless numbers are closer to the state's overall rate, while the lowest rates, under five percent, remain in southwestern and far western Minnesota.

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Grand reopening of La Crosse's most visible park is this Friday. The city will hold a ceremony to not only open Grandad Bluff park but also commemorate its centennial. The park's been closed for a year to undergo an extensive renovation. Some of that meant to preserve the history of the site, says La Crosse park and recreation director, Steve Carlyon. He says the shelter is a good example of that; getting restored to specs in the original blueprints from 1930. At the ceremony on Friday will be food and drink and a ceremonial Ho-Chunk blessing. Renovation cost: $1.4 million. Much of that paid for through state grants.

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