Information about and from LaCrosse Talk
Olympia, WA, Parklet
WI's Do Not Call List or call (866) 966-2255
MN's Do Not Call List or call (800) 921-4110
Federal Do Not Call List or call (888) 382-1222
The designation from the Forbes company came in October,a little late to boost the tourism numbers for last year, according to Julie Kiehne (KEE-nee) from the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber's website received a huge increase in on-line hits after the announcement. The Lanesboro Chamber is using the "Prettiest" label in tourism ads this season...along with its title as the "Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota."
On Thursday, we heard about a 32-year-old woman in La Crosse who had been reported missing for a week...but it didn't take long to find her.
Within hours of a police request for information about Rozalyn Weber, the missing woman turned up at a house where officers were called to a domestic disturbance. Weber's family had not seen her since March 23rd, when she was visiting her mother on Main Street in La Crosse. The family considered Rozalyn endangered, because she has been dealing with 'personal issues.'
So, maybe you think ignoring the census is no big deal.
The head of La Crosse County's census committee says failing to return the official form could really cost the government some money. Jeff Bluske says sending people door-to-door is what really drives up the census budget, because that costs more than 50 dollars a household. But if you mail in the form, it only costs the price of a stamp. Although today is the designated day for the census, Bluske says it still counts if you send the form in the next couple of weeks.
The man found dead in the Mississippi near Reno yesterday turns out to be someone who disappeared in La Crosse three months ago.
Forty-five-year-old John-W Wiebke was last seen in La Crosse on January 7th. Police searched for Wiebke at the time, and family members were concerned that he needed to take medication. Houston County Sheriff Doug Ely confirned Wiebke's identity today. An autopsy is being done in Hastings.
Chances are a one percent not-so-temporary tax will stick around in La Crosse. It's the tax that originally went towards construction of the UWL stadium. Now there's a push to keep the tax to help generate more convention center business. But City council member Andrea Richmond is trying her darndest to direct the tax towards something more substantial. Like towards a fund for building a new community theatre, Grandad Bluff Park improvements or something along those lines. The city council votes this month on keeping in place the additional one percent room tax.