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NFL 53-man roster cut deadline 3 p.m. Saturday In trying to make the Minnesota Vikings roster, Isaac Fruechte made
Full city council to vote on mayor's plan next week La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat will have to find some other windmill
Police caution not to expect constant coverage New body cameras are expected any day now for the La Crosse police
Council voting on mutual-aid agreement this month amongst departments For the first time ever, there will be a
Friday and Saturday, perhaps try avoiding campus New and returning UW-La Crosse students will be moving into campus

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Mutual aid agreement to benefit all of La Crosse County

03 September 2015

Good things can happen when people, and communities, work together. That's why there is much excitement about a new mutual aid agreement being developed among fire departments in La Crosse...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:12

Obey Says Democrats Must Avoid 'Suicide Pact'

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(AP) Former U.S. Rep. Dave Obey says Wisconsin Democrats must unite against Republican Gov. Scott Walker and not form a ``suicide pact'' by attacking one another in the primary race. Obey spoke Wednesday on a conference call arranged by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Obey supports Barrett. His chief rival, Kathleen Falk, has been attacking Barrett more aggressively this week leading up to the May 8 primary. Obey says the only way Democrats can make credible arguments to defeat Walker in the June 5 election is to earn the trust of Democrats, independents and Republicans and avoid ``petty sniping.'' He says Democrats are the underdogs in the recall and they face an uphill battle against Walker because of all the money he has raised. Falk spokesman Scot Ross did not immediately respond.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:53

Houston County Still High On Unemployment

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A more focused snapshot of unemployment around Minnesota shows that some areas are continually doing better then others. And that's the case in Houston County. They are still hovering around the 9% unemployment rate...joining 3 other counties in southern Minnesota. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 5.8 percent during March. The highest unemployment remains in north central Minnesota where Clearwater County's 15 and a half percent leads the state. Twin Cities area jobless numbers are closer to the state's overall rate, while the lowest rates, under five percent, remain in southwestern and far western Minnesota.

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Grand reopening of La Crosse's most visible park is this Friday. The city will hold a ceremony to not only open Grandad Bluff park but also commemorate its centennial. The park's been closed for a year to undergo an extensive renovation. Some of that meant to preserve the history of the site, says La Crosse park and recreation director, Steve Carlyon. He says the shelter is a good example of that; getting restored to specs in the original blueprints from 1930. At the ceremony on Friday will be food and drink and a ceremonial Ho-Chunk blessing. Renovation cost: $1.4 million. Much of that paid for through state grants.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:17

Absentee Voting Underway

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With as many elections Wisconsinites have faced over the past year and a half...guessing a voter turnout for the upcoming recall elections is somewaht up in the air. La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke, says she has her finger on the election pulse.

Absentee voting began Monday for governor, lieutenant governor, and four state Senate seats. There are primaries for all six posts, and the winners will face the Republican recall targets in early June.

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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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