Oktoberfest opens in
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
Not who you'd expect It would seem a Wisconsin city known for its occasional drunken revelry should wind up at the

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La Crosse school's welcome back takes serious tone

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Murder last week redirected focus of event

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

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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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She admits to using dangerous drugs with a friend, who died from an overdose...

Christina Lorenz of La Crosse is pleading guilty, to a reduced charge of being a party to reckless homicide. The D-A's office will recommend a maximum prison term of three years, plus five years on supervision, when Lorenz is sentenced in June. Lorenz used drugs with two other men, including Anthony Du Charme, last August. When Du Charme suddenly died, Lorenz and others reportedly conspired to hide his body on a north La Crosse hillside. The charge of concealing a corpse was dismissed as part of the negotiated plea.

 

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:42

Bring Out Your Drugs!

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It's happening all over America this weekend...

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring what it calls 'Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, when people can throw away prescription drugs that have gone unused, or have expired. More than five thousand drop-off sites have been used during previous collections. In La Crosse County, four sites will be set up for drug disposal. The medications will be collected at Viterbo University, the Onalaska Police Department, the CESA-4 office in West Salem, and at the Household Hazardous Materials site on Highway 16.

 

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:18

La Crosse County HAZMAT Is A Statewide Thing

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The Department of Military Affairs, last week, abandoned a proposal that would have made significant changes to how the state funds and managed Hazardous Materials response teams. In La Crosse County, that news was huge not only locally......but on a statewide basis as well.



Chief Greg Cleveland says the changes would have meant huge funding cuts for teams in La Crosse, Racine and Superior, while forcing those communities to maintain much of the same responsibilities they have now.

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Yes, the drinking fountains in La Crosse will soon be running again for the season.

 

No, they won't be running all the time. The city this week will put valves on 45 historical fountains that have traditionally run continuously. That's a bunch of water every year; 4 to 5 million gallons, says

 

 

 

city water utility manager Mark Johnson. Each new fountain valve will cost about 75 dollars. Until now, the city has paid the utility over a hundred dollars a year each to let the fountains run continuously.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:24

Miller To Be Remembered With Golf Outing

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Community Activist and Supporter of Education, Dr. Charles Miller, will be remembered this September as a golf outing will held in his memory. Geva Thole, Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation talks about the event.

The inaugural outing will be Saturday, September 22nd at Forest Hills Country Club. All proceeds from the event will go to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, of which Dr. Miller was a founding member. The event is sponsored by Gundersen Lutheran Health System and the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation. Mathy Construction will serve as a Valedictorian level sponsor. Miller, a retired Gundersen Lutheran surgeon as well as community leader,
died last summer while playing racquetball.

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Monday, 23 April 2012 23:10

No Frac Sand Damage Here

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A frac sand mine in Monroe County has almost eliminated any concerns about trucks carrying away sand and damaging roads. Highway Commissioner Jack Dittmar talks about the site on Highway 21 between Sparta and Tomah.

And that's been a main concern to some counties that have placed moratoriums on the mining. That and effects on land and groundwater and health impacts on nearby residents.

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Monday, 23 April 2012 23:08

More Vets Going To College In Minnesota

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The numbers of returning veterans going to college in Minnesota under a newly revamped GI bill is growing. Steve Frantz is with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Frantz says although the new GI Bill might not result in the sort of sweeping social change that was ushered in more than half a century ago by the sheer numbers of returning vets, it has the potential to transform lives of young service members and their families.

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Now that the differences over parade fees for Oktoberfest have been settled, organizers of La Crosse's fall festival are moving ahead on schedule toward this year's event.

April is now the time of year when the Oktoberfest button design is revealed...and the 2012 button features music and a horn, a German hat, and colorful leaves. Western Tech student Michael Wolff is this year's winning designer...following the example of other recent artists at W-T-C.  About 70 designs were submitted for this year's button contest. Michael is eager to enter the contest again in the future.

 

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Monday, 23 April 2012 13:00

Boys Being Boys With Stuff Stolen from Cars

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A couple of boys on the northside of La Crosse may need to find something more constructive to do.  Cops say they found the two 14 year-old middle schoolers scampering around at night last week, breaking into cars and stealing all sorts of stuff.  Police recovered a couple of GPS devices, a camera, some fishing lures, a cell phone, three packs of cigarettes, lighters, lots of change and several other things.  One of the boys was also carrying a knife.  Cops took one boy home to his parents, the other he had to drop off with an older sibling because mom's not around and dad's traveling in the nation of Laos. 

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