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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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Friday, 20 April 2012 11:42

NFL Big Guns Talk Vikings Stadium

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Seems as though the NFL is leaning on the State of Minnesota to get a new stadium bill passed....and now. Joining Governor Mark Dayton this morning was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers Owner, Art Rooney, who is also on the NFL's Stadium Board.

Rooney says they did not threaten the Vikings to get a stadium bill passed.....just an indicator from the NFL that a combined solution has to be made.....and soon.

 

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Friday, 20 April 2012 10:52

New Fee to Fund Airport Upgrades

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It will cost you an extra few bucks to fly out of La Crosse in the near future.   The city plans to start collecting four and a half bucks extra fee per passenger starting in January 2016.  The plan is to use the money to do upgrades to the airport terminal and to the radio system, to buy a new backup generator and a snow removal truck.  The per-passenger charge is scheduled to be collected for six years and is expected to generate about 2.8 million dollars.  The city's taking public comment on the fee until mid May. 

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Friday, 20 April 2012 09:52

Sheriff: DNA Collection at Arrest No Problem

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Usually, state mandates come with a little frustration from the locals that have to enact those mandates. But La Crosse sheriff Steve Helgeson says, if the state decided to start collecting DNA during certain arrests, he wouldn't have a problem with it. He says swabbing the inside of a cheek for DNA isn't much different from taking fingerprints, which jailers do for every person booked into the jail. Helgeson says the DNA samples would have to handled differently, but he thinks the jailers wouldn't have a problem dealing with that.

The benefit to collecting the samples, says Helgeson, is that those DNA collections would provide a quicker reference when investigating crimes. Governor Walker has proposed collecting DNA at arrest for certain crimes.

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Friday, 20 April 2012 09:43

Vikings Could be Going

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Looking a little bleak for Minnesota Vikings fans this week. Cory Merrifield can tell you that for sure. The founder of the website, SavetheVikes.org, was upset when a legislative committee put a plan for a new Vikings stadium on life support. Worst case scenario now, says Merrifield: Vikings pack their bags after the coming season and leave the state. The best case scenario, he says, is legislators understand that the team's owners aren't bluffing and they really will leave or sell the team if no deal is reached this year. You can't blame owners, he says; they've done everything asked of them in trying to reach a deal with the state.

Questions about funding have derailed plans for a $975 million stadium. But Merrifield also believes some lawmakers are worried about voting for a stadium during an election year.

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It was a novel idea decades ago...for State Bank-La Crosse to open a branch on the far south side of the city.

But that Shelby location, south of the railroad overpass, doesn't work as well as it used to:

 

State Bank vice-president Wayne Oliver says the Shelby location will be moved this summer to the old Quillin's supermarket site on Mormon Coulee Road. A new Goodwill store also is scheduled to open soon on that property. Oliver expects the new State Bank location to open by July, with a remodeled drive-up lane on the lot to be ready in September.

 

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:19

Statewide Drill Is A Go

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Many of you across the area will hear tornado sirens going off during the 1:00 p.m. hour today.  Unless actual severe weather is happening somewhere in the state, it will only be a drill. Keith Butler of the local emergency managemant office says the alerts today are two-fold.



The state has planned a statewide tornado drill to run at 1:45pm today......whiel people in Southeastern Wisconsin are expected to hear tornado sirens at about 1:20 p.m. If the National Weather Service has to issue an actual severe weather watch or warning, the statewide drill will happen Friday.

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:18

Pot Farms To Increase This Year

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Police have eradicated about 80 thousand marijuana plants in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest over the last two years. So why is that National Forest a hot bed for pot farmers?

Suzanne Florie with the National Forest says campers and hikers are being warned to avoid any type of farms they may stumble across this summer.  She says growers may be armed and anyone who runs into any signs of a farm should leave, try to mark the location by landmarks or waypoints and notify law enforcement.

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:17

State Tax Code Out Of Whack

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Wisconsin's tax code is out of whack and it's something that's been brewing for awhile now says Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. About 10 years now.

Berry just released a report that shows there are major tax discrepencies in the areas of overwithholding, unlegislated tax hikes the marriage penalty and low income vs. middle income. The report has been submitted to the state revenue secretary.

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Charges for La Crosse's new stormwater utility have yet to appear on water bills. But you can start applying for water saving credits to lower your bill now.  Any activity that cleans or retains storm runoff is eligible for credits.  Bernie Lenz, in the city's engineering department, says some quick applications have been created to cover things like rain barrels and rain gardens.  A longer process would apply if you the credit was for a mitigation procedure that was unusual.   Get enough credits, he says, you can knock eighty percent off your stormwater bill. So far, Lenz has yet to receive any stormwater credit applications.

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