Competition takes place Dec. 5
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
VIP treatment in D-C for a La Crosse CEO...
Dr. Jeff Thompson from Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center was invited to the White House today. Thompson got to speak about Gundersen's green initiatives during a presidential conference on 'healthier hospitals.' His remarks included a story about persuading planners of a new Gundersen expansion to find ways to reduce the energy units used in the new building, when they didn't think they could reach the energy-saving goal that Thompson wanted. Thompson also promoted Gundersen's policies for reducing waste and encouraging recycling.
There's been calls for a special session for Wisconsin legislators. The hope is that special session would focus on job creation in the state. But Holmen state assembly candidate, Bruce Evers doesn't think a special legislative session would come to much. Unless it was focused on business de-regulation
Evers hopes to face democrat state rep, Steve Doyle in the fall. He has to get past an August primary against West SAlem's Kevin Hintz first.
Not long now, there will be wide swath of land in downtown Holmen where several buildings used to be. The village has bought up the properties near Halfway Creek Park for a likely library. And the process of demolition is moving along, says village president Nancy Proctor
Although the plan for a village building definitely includes a library, there might be other uses for it as well. Those decisions, says Proctor, will be made by next spring.
The number of Wisconsin frac sand mining operations has more than doubled in the past year and the state leads the nation in production. But La Crossse County has not figured into the boom. The county has recieved no applications for frac sand mining at all. Why?
Nathan Sampson is the county planning and zoning director and he says another reason this county has had no applications could be zoning regulations. He says the county is not saying no to frac sand mining it's just that they want to make sure safe guards in place.
Tomorrow night, the La Crosse County Republican Party will be hosting a debate between 94th Assembly District candidates Bruce Evers and Kevin Hintz.
Due to Coast Guard regulations restricting how volunteers can be reimbursed for their assistance, the National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament originally scheduled for Thursday on the Mississippi River in La Crosse has been moved to Sunday, August 5th on Rend Lake.
Several young men brought to La Crosse County court on Monday ended up there because of an alleged fight between rival gangs this weekend...
City police arrested six people on Saturday, after a confrontation led to a gun being fired into the air. The actual shooter apparently has not been charged yet...but Yia Vang of Holmen claims he yelled at the kid who pulled the gun. Vang is charged with disorderly conduct and trying to obstruct police. Another defendant, Teng Xiong, was picked up on a warrant issued a year ago when he failed to appear in court on a past drug case.
So far, there's been little movement on a plan to hold a special legislative session on jobs in Madison. More's the pity, says Onalaska state rep, Steve Doyle. Especially in light of depressing jobs estimates from the feds that say the state lost about 12 thousand jobs in June. Jobs action, says Doyle, can't wait for the regular legislative session to start
The fed numbers show Wisconsin leading the nation in jobs losses. But those federal estimates have been wrong in the past.