Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Seems as though state budget writers could blow past a June 30th deadline to complete the new state budget. And according to area lawmaker, democrat Steve Doyle, there's only a few pieces of the puzzle left to hammer home. Road Construction and funding for the Milwaukee Bucks new arena. Missing the deadline would not cause an immediate crisis because funding would continue at current levels.
Look for growth in one La Crosse festival. The first Juneteenth this weekend at Copeland Park drew crowds that were, at times, not too big. Look for a reboot and more support next year, says organizer and city council member Dempsey Miller Juneteenth is also known as Emancipation Day and is meant to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. Next year's event will be held at Poage Park on the city's southside.
More restrictions on guns is not the answer. That's from Nik Clark, president of gun rights group, Wisconsin Carry. He's very wary of the push for more gun restrictions in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. Clark says anti-gun politicians use events like Charleston to simply rehash old and overused policies that seek to restrict the rights of all Americans.
Hard to miss the transformation in certain areas of La Crosse. Not lost on former mayor John Medinger, very impressed with the latest project to renovate George Poage park on the southside. Medinger says the changes to Poage park follow other great park rehab successes in the city, including the Black River Beach community center, and the renewal of the GRandad Bluff park.
Monroe County Deputies have linked two armed robberies of bars to a Sparta man, who now sits in the Monroe County Jail. The Sheriff says back on February 1st, 29 year old Robert Neilland robbed the Leon Country Tavern in Leon. During their investigation, it was learned that Neilland was also responsible for the armed robbery of Jimmy's North Star Tavern in La Crosse that happened on January 28th, where two people were pistol whipped. Neilland was arrested back on June 18th for both robberies and 2 other matters. The arrest was made in part with the help of the Monroe County Investigative Task Force, which started in the summer of 2014.