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Monday, 05 March 2012 22:49

La Crosse Stormwater Bills Delayed

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Originally the city of La Crosse was hoping to collect with a new stormwater utility at the beginning of this year.   But a problem setting up a billing process likely will delay collection for months.   Water utility manager Mark Johnson says billing for stormwater is not as easy as billing for water and sewer because there's no meter involved

 

 

Eventually, a typical household in La Crosse will pay an extra fifty bucks a year in a stormwater charge. 

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Hard to cut your own pay.  So, it's a bit unlikely that the La Crosse city council will vote this week to do just that.  It's one of two proposals by council member John Satory.  Cut the pay in half.  Cut the terms in half; from four years to two.  The council, he says, would attract many more qualified candidates

 

 

Reason for the pay cut?  Satory says, it's only fair.  Since the council voted last month to cut the next mayor's pay in half if voters approve the plan for adding a city administrator in a binding referendum next month. 

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Faulty brake lights have led a La Crosse guy to his sixth OWI. Cops say they pulled over Sean Iverson on Saturday evening. Drinking? asked the cops. No, not at all, said Iverson. And then when he got out of his van, an empty beer can rolled out onto the ground.  They found a bunch of cold ones in a box between the seats.   Police say the 44 year-old Iverson blew slightly over a .14 on the breathalyzer.

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Monday, 05 March 2012 22:44

Campbell to Vote Tonight on Buying Church

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The possibility of the town of Campbell buying an old church on French Island has sparked some protest.  We've heard numerous complaints about unnecessary spending regarding the potential purchase.  But town board supervisor Pat Post says she's made a well-below-appraisal on the former Baptist church and there's not much work to do to turn it into a new library space for the town

 

 

The town board holds a special six o'clock meeting tonight so that people in Campbell can vote on the purchase. 

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Monday, 05 March 2012 21:28

Two Repeat Drunk Drivers Charged In La Crosse

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A couple of repeat drunk driving suspects appeared before a La Crosse judge on Monday...

Whitney Zemple is facing his fourth drunk driving arrest. Zemple's blood alcohol was measured at .17.  He's also accused of trying to escape and fight with a cop.

Another driver, Sean Iverson of La Crosse, could be convicted of O-W-I for the sixth time. Iverson had beers in his car when an officer stopped him for a broken light. While his .14 was lower than the level for Zemple, Iverson is not supposed to have blood alcohol above .02 because of his past arrests.

 

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Monday, 05 March 2012 15:08

Shilling Responds To First Senate Challenger

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Senator Jennifer Shilling has released a statement in response to the news that a Republican challenger has announced his candidacy for the 32nd Senate District. She says “There will be ample time to debate political differences, but with less than two weeks left in the current legislative session, I remain focused on working with my colleagues in the Senate to address the serious economic challenges that are impacting families in our state. Shilling says she continues to hear from residents who are frustrated with the direction that our state is headed under the current Republican policies, and she looks forward to the ongoing discussions about how to move our state forward.

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Monday, 05 March 2012 15:07

Feehan To Run For 32nd Senate District

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Bill Feehan officially announced his candidacy for the 32nd state Senate district at an announcement event on Monday. The County board supervisor and chairman of the La Crosse County Republican Party said his experience as a business owner and elected official give him a unique perspective on how to grow the economy and create jobs. “People in Western Wisconsin are hurting. Many people are unemployed and have given up looking for work. Others have accepted lower paying jobs," Feehan said. “We must grow our economy and create jobs," he added, citing a proposal in northwestern Wisconsin an opportunity to create thousands of high quality new jobs and generate new tax revenue. "We will see if our elected officials vote to grow our economy and create jobs or pander to environmental interests.” Feehan said we need to move beyond the current political climate. “Recalls are bad government, he said. "It’s time to set aside the bitterness and to start working together to create a better future for Wisconsin.” Feehan owns three local businesses with his wife, Sue Kolve-Feehan, who also spoke at Monday’s event. Feehan has also worked at Unilever Food Solutions for 16 years, where most recently he's been responsible for managing business with regional food service chains.

He initially announced an exploratory committee for the office in January.

For more information, visit www.feehanforsenate.com

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Monday, 05 March 2012 13:52

Divers Find Body In Wisconsin River

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Stevens Point Search and Rescue teams have pulled a body from the Wisconsin River. But the body has not been identified. Search crews spent the morning looking for Eric Duffey, a UW Stevens Point student who hasn't been seen since early Saturday morning.Police say they were searching the Wisconsin River for a missing college student who may have accidently walked into the water.  Assistant Chief Brian Kudronowich said firefighters were on boats today searching for 21-year-old Eric Duffey. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student disappeared early Saturday morning after celebrating his 21st birthday.  Since then, police and volunteers were scouring neighborhoods near downtown Stevens Point where Duffey was last seen. Kudronowicz says Duffey may have walked into the river. He says alcohol could be a factor.

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Monday, 05 March 2012 09:51

UW-L Building To Be Awarded By Governor

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UW-La Crosse’s new academic building, Centennial Hall, is popular and highly utilized by students and staff it’s also award-winning. The Wisconsin Department of Administration will give the building’s designer, River Architects of La Crosse, the 2011 Department of State Facilities Best Project Award. The honor recognizes the firm for its outstanding work as part of the design team for the $40 million project. Governor Scott Walker will present the award during a State Building Commission meeting March 21st in Madison. Centennial Hall, which opened in August 2011, is the university’s largest academic building on campus. It’s expected to receive at least a silver rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, given for features to save annual operating costs and conserve energy. The hall is the first built predominantly with state funding on campus since 1974 when Wimberly Hall was constructed.

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