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City says projects should end soon and on time Traffic on all of Main street in La Crosse is getting close to
More stops, better than faster trains, director says There won’t be a new high-speed rail in La Crosse, but there
First time it's happened in the country For the second time in less than a year, Branch 5 of La Crosse County Court
La Crosse County Admin. wrapped up 18th Habitat 500 He’s raised over $330,000 biking for the Habitat for Humanity.
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Friday, 30 March 2012 09:40

Onalaska Soldier To Be Honored

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(AP) Four former soldiers in the Wisconsin Army National Guard will be inducted into the Guard's Hall of Honor. The four are highly decorated soldiers who enlisted in or were drafted into the U.S. Army between 1965 and 1971. Their tours of duty included stints in Vietnam and Kuwait. The soldiers are retired Brig. Gen. Kerry Denson of Lake Mills; retired Brig. Gen. James Krueck of McFarland; retired Col. Timothy Pfrang of Sussex; and retired Col. David Schumacher of Onalaska. Their induction is ``for exceptional achievement and devotion to duty.'' They'll be honored May 5 in a public ceremony in Madison. The four will join 46 others previously inducted into the Hall of Honor. The soldiers were selected by a committee of current and past Guard soldiers.

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Friday, 30 March 2012 09:23

Will La Crosse Offer Tech Diplomas

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Governor Walker has signed legislation aimed at enhancing
education and promoting job creation by offering high school students a chance to get technical diplomas just like high school diplomas. But Troy Harcey with the La Crosse School District says they have a similar program installed already.

Under the law, school boards will be able to offer the technical
education high school diploma to students who fulfill the requirements for a traditional high school diploma and successfully complete a technical education program in one or two subjects.

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Over four thousand people will be in the area this weekend as The La Crosse Central Basketball Association will play host to a 92 team, 7th grade state
basketball tournament. It's the 7th year of the state championships and we asked Tourney Director, Todd Fergot, what makes La Crosse the basketbal destination.

Virtually every hotel is filled, restaurants and fast food places will be busy, and over $ 600 thousand is estimated will be spent during the weekend here in La Crosse / Onalaska. The games will be played both Saturday and Sunday.

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Do you want to get in on city government, on the ground floor?

The La Crosse City Council has an opening. But you have to live in the 5th district, the university area, to be eligible. Eric Schmidt just resigned from that council seat this month. City clerk Teri Lehrke is accepting letters of application at her City Hall office until 5 p-m on April 23rd. The council will choose a successor to Schmidt at its May meetings, and the new member will serve until next April.

 

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There's no snow in the forecast for La Crosse through Saturday, which means this March could rank among the least snowy ones on record.

La Crosse has received just five-tenths of an inch of snow this month, barely putting it in the bottom 10 list for the lowest amount of snowfall in March. The driest March ever in the city was just two years ago, with no snow recorded at all. Precipitation in the city since August 1st is about one-third below the normal amount for the period. But at the Alma dam in Buffalo County, moisture is almost 50 per cent below normal.

 

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:26

Oil Prices Just A Part Of Rising Air Fares

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The steady increase in oil and gas prices this year is being felt by airline travelers as well as drivers.

From Friedman's Hobbit Travel in La Crosse, agent Dave Friedman is seeing air fares rise by about 100 dollars in a very short time. He says some of that can be blamed on lower ridership and the practice of adding charges onto a ticket.

 

Friedman says plane tickets might be lower if there were more competition among companies...but mergers and bankruptcies are reducing the number of active airlines.

 

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:38

Packers Tailgate Tour Coming to La Crosse

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The Packers' most recent Super Bowl hero is heading to La Crosse. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who has become one of the top two receivers on the Packers' roster after his commanding Super Bowl performance last year, will be on the bus for this year's Packers Tailgate Tour. The tour begins in La Crosse with a stop at the Oktoberfest grounds on May 15th. Kicker Mason Crosby will also be there as well as Packers Hall of Famers William Henderson, Larry McCarren and Marco Rivera and team president Mark Murphy. Tickets will be available at Festival stores and proceeds fund a local charity. The La Crosse stop is one of five planned for the tailgate tour around the state.

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Once the DNR gets La Crosse's marshland, the state agency wouldn't likely return it.  Some have questioned the plan to transfer the city's marsh to the DNR, asking whether that will limit La Crosse's use of the marsh.  City council member and public works board chair, Dick Swantz doesn't see that as a danger

 

 

The city council next month will vote on whether to follow through with a resolution from many years ago to transfer ownership of the marsh to the DNR.  The council will also likely vote on whether to spend the thousands of dollars needed to make the process happen. 

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:08

PepsiCo Lawsuit

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(AP) A state appeals court has ruled a Jefferson County judge properly dismissed a lawsuit alleging PepsiCo stole two Wisconsin men's idea for bottled water. Charles Joyce and James Voigt filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the soft drink giant and two Wisconsin distributors in 2009. They alleged the companies stole their idea for Ultra-Pure water in 1981 and later marketed it as Aquafina. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jacqueline Erwin initially awarded the men $1.26 billion. But Erwin later vacated the judgment and threw the case out, ruling the statute of limitations had expired. The 4th District Court of Appeals agreed Thursday, noting that PepsiCo began distributing Aquafina in 1994, more than a decade before the men filed the lawsuit. The men's attorney didn't immediately return a message.

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