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Tomorrow, La Crosse voters could change their form of government through a referendum at the polls.   A ballot measure asks whether La Crosse should add a city administrator and take away some responsibilities from the mayor.   Not all responsibilities, says Glen Jenkins from the group, Administrator, Yes

 

 

But there's still plenty to not like about the idea says councilman Jim Bloedorn who opposes the idea

 

 

If approved, the change would take effect next year. 

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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:09

Onalaska Mayor Vote Tomorrow

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Onalaska picking a mayor tomorrow at the polls.   Joe Chilsen and Samantha Carter facing off in that race.   We asked the candidates about their views on a number of issues facing the city of Onalaska.   Both have an understanding of crime issues in the city.  Chilsen's been on the city's police and fire commission for more than a decade.  He's fine with safety in Onalaska

 

 

Samantha Carter works with Justice Sanctions in La Crosse county.  She's a little more worried about the spread of drugs and crime that's infecting La Crosse and wants to establish more Neighborhood Watch groups

 

 

Chilsen or Carter replaces one-term mayor Mike Giese. 

 

 

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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:04

Prisoner 24601 Comes To Zip Code 54601

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The La Crosse Community Theatre has a very big show to put on its new downtown stage a year from now...the musical 'Les Miserables.'

LCT executive director David Kilpatrick says his staffers tried getting the rights to 'Les Miz' a year ago by contacting the original British producer, and were turned down. But the company that handles the American rights to the play called the community theatre just last week, to offer the show to La Crosse.

 

'Les Miz' is scheduled to be the third play performed by LCT in the new building now being constructed on the riverfront. 'Macbeth' will be the opening show early next year.

 

 

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Madison doesn't shut down when the Legislature ends its session for the year...

State administration secretary Mike Huebsch is busy trying to assemble a budget for the years 2014 and '15. Huebsch says that in just over a year in charge, Governor Walker and legislative Republicans have changed the process for making spending fit the money that's available.

 

Speaking on WIZM's La Crosse Talk, the former West Salem lawmaker says the recall campaign against Walker will have no immediate impact on his agency's work. Huebsch says his office will have to oversee the budget process, no matter who is elected governor.

 

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Sunday, 01 April 2012 23:38

Monroe County Referendum On Jail

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Since 2002, Monroe County has paid about a quarter of the total cost of a new jail and courthouse to house prisoners out of county. The numbers stun Sheriff Pete Quirin.

Voters will take those numbers to the polls tomorrow when they vote on where a new facility will go. The 2 locations are downtown Sparta and a 40 acre site off of Highway 71. The ultimate decision will come down to the county board.

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April Fool's Story Uproar

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Is the 32 mile Sparta-Elroy trail being sold to Disney? Seems as though that was the story around western Wisconsin last week. And it turns out, it was all a practical joke. But to some, it wasn't too funny. A local newspaper, The County Line in Ontario, followed their annual tradition of posting odd April Fool's stories...but this one got all the way to the capitol. A story Friday stated that Disney was buying the trail used by thousands every year as a walking and biking trail. After several concerned residents called their area lawmakers and the Department of Natural Resources, spokesman Bill Cosh, said that the sale was a joke and was never planned. And Disney could not just buy it anyway as the trail would first have to be identified to the public as no longer needed for conservation, and would need approval by the state Natural Resources Board and governor.

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March Was A Record-Breaker All Over

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March was a record-smashing month for weather all over the Midwest...

Dozens of communities just in the three-state area had their warmest March ever, including La Crosse. The daily average of 50 degrees in the city beats the previous record of 47, dating back to the 1870's. Other towns with even warmer averages included Trempealeau, Genoa, Decorah, and Prairie du Chien. La Crosse set record highs on nine days in March, including five days in a row between the 14th and 18th. And the 83 degree high on St. Patrick's Day marks the earliest day in the year that La Crosse has had weather that warm.

 

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Santorum Hoping For Close Win In WI

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If every person who supports Rick Santorum gets 10 other people to vote for him in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, then Santorum believes he'll win the Badger State.

Santorum spoke about that strategy when he campaigned in the La Crosse area last week. He's the only Republican candidate to visit La Crosse in the month before the primary. The Pennsylvanian was predicting a close outcome a few days ago, during a speech in Onalaska.  Santorum says Wisconsin voters showed they would support conservatives two years ago, when they elected Scott Walker as governor and Ron Johnson as U-S Senator.

 

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Friday, 30 March 2012 17:07

Reward Offered In Hougom Murder

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WIZM news has learned a $10 thousand reward has been offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Sara Hougom. Police are awaiting evidence analysis from the state crime lab before linking Monday’s North Side drive by shooting to the death of the 20 year old, who was shot 20 minutes later in her South Side apartment. The reward is being offered by friends of Sara Hougom's parents, Mike and Sherry. Captain Jason Melby of the La Crosse Police Department told WIZM news that Hougom was shot by someone inside her 721 Division St. apartment, where she was found after calling 911 just before 4:30 Monday afternoon. There were no suspects in custody Thursday, though police have not indicated a specific threat to public safety. There is a donate button towards at the end of the page. All monies go towards the reward fund. All money collected will be held in escro with a lawyer whom will be a liaison with the investigation unit.sarahougomreward.com



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