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 Medicaid money could help those in county jail, says La Crosse supervisor

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Among recommendations, eat less predator fish

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School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

Crossings are same intersections as last year

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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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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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Sunday, 01 April 2012 23:37

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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Sunday, 01 April 2012 22:32

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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Sunday, 01 April 2012 22:31

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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Friday, 30 March 2012 15:49

Heim Says Govenor Won't Win By Much

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UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, says the announcement today by the GAB that recall elections have been ordered, was very anti-climatic. And he feels that if Governor Scott Walker were to win a recall election...it won't be a slam dunk for him to do so.

Heim says it's very hard to determine which political polls to watch since this will be a very different type of election.

 

 

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Friday, 30 March 2012 15:48

Guessing Turnout Tough This Time

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The presidential primary Tuesday is later then it has ever been before. And that makes coming up with a voter turnout percentage a bit harder, according to La Crosse County Clerk, Ginny Denkmeyer.

She is guessing about a 35% voter turnout.

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Friday, 30 March 2012 15:47

Here Come The Fake Candidates

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The Republican Party of Wisconsin plans on running protest candidates in recall elections. Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Stephan Thompson released a statement on the decision to run protest candidates. He says that in an effort to ensure election fairness, the Republican Party has recruited protest candidates to run in all of the upcoming recall elections. The protest candidates will run as Democrats to guarantee that there is one clear date for the primary election and one clear date for the general election. Thompson says the Republican Party will not actively campaign for the protest candidates, other than collecting nomination signatures to ensure their place on the ballot. Thompson adds that without protest candidates, the Democratic Party would be able to control the dates in which Republican officials face election, potentially separating the elections for State Senate and Lieutenant Governor from the Governor.

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Friday, 30 March 2012 09:43

Recalls; Governor

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(AP) A recall election has been officially ordered against embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after more than 900,000 signatures were collected on petitions to force a vote. The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 Friday to order the recall against the Republican, a move that's been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall. If a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5. Walker was targeted for recall after he pushed through a law last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most state workers. There have been only two successful recalls of governors in U.S. history.

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