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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
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Walker's insurance commish not doing the job New legislation was introduced Thursday that would require the Walker

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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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This year's fees for Oktoberfest won't be the end.   The organization got nowhere in negotiations with La Crosse city hall yesterday in efforts to reduce parade fees from the 18 thousand dollars the city wants for this year.  And next year, it would be much more, says fest executive director, Tina Severson

 

 

The Oktoberfest board meets on Monday to decide what to do next.  A real possibility: Cancelling the fest's three parades. 

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Friday, 23 March 2012 13:13

Drug Suspect Might Get Refund Of His Refund

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A drug suspect in the La Crosse County jail would like his money back...

More than two thousand dollars in cash was taken from Jamario McKnight when he was arrested last month. Investigators believe it may be drug money, but McKnight claims it came from a tax refund. Prosecutor Brian Barton and reserve Judge John Perlich discussed whether federal agents have taken control of McKnight's money, with the judge asking "When was the last time the feds didn't grab whatever they could get their hands on?"  Perlich says if the cash is needed as evidence, perhaps photocopies could be made for the trial, and the actual money could go back to McKnight.

 

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Friday, 23 March 2012 12:57

Governor Signs Bills In La Crosse

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Governor Walker signed seven bills in the La Crosse area. He will sign Assembly Bill (AB) 518, AB 383, and AB 104 and Senate Bill (SB) 441, SB 156, SB 557, SB 262. Governor Walker signed SB 441 into law, legislation that allows voluntary contributions to be made for habit management programs and protection and stewardship of state managed natural resources.  AB 105 was also signed into law, legislation that guarantees a diversity of background on the Natural Resources Board. It specifically ensures that agricultural and sportsmen's interests are represented.  SB 156 was signed into law by the Governor, legislation that establishes licensing requirements for drillers of heat exchange drillholes to minimize groundwater contamination risks while giving the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) the authority to regulate drill holes used for geothermal heat exchange.  The Governor signed SB 557 into law, legislation that gives local units of government flexibility in maintaining pollution standards, enhances water quality standards, and saves taxpayers money by reducing the need for overly expensive facility upgrades for point source pollution. Governor Walker signed AB 383 into law, legislation that provides flexibilities in the disposal of oil absorbent materials in an environmentally safe manner.  SB 262 was signed into law by Governor Walker, which addresses a current problem on the St. Croix National Riverway by providing an exemption for a floating toilet.

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Friday, 23 March 2012 12:42

Governor Signs Bill Atop Grandad Bluff

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A new state bill will lead to Bliss Road being designated a Scenic Byway, which will make the troubled route on Grandad Bluff eligible for state and perhaps federal funding for future upkeep. Governor Scott walker signed that bill atop Grandad Bluff today.



Only state or federal highways now qualify for consideration. This willadd county highways, town roads and even city streets. State Representative Jill Billings introduced Assembly Bill 518/Senate Bill 401 along with state Senator Jennifer Shilling and state Representative Steve Doyle.

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Friday, 23 March 2012 11:07

Schuth Returning To Lax After All

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Forget what you heard about Philip Schuth moving to Eau Claire when he gets out of prison. We're now told that Schuth will come back to La Crosse, even though his old home was torn down. That house on French Island was were Schuth was arrested seven years ago, after shooting a neighbor and holding off police during an all-night standoff.

 

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It may have been meant as a way to have fun with science...but some area middle school girls didn't think it was fun.

Seventh-graders on a girls' basketball team in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau district say their coach put dry ice on the legs of several team members, and the ice left burn marks on their skin. The coach, Brady Olson, is also a school science teacher, and was using the dry ice to entertain the basketball team back in January...according to a criminal complaint in Trempealeau County Court. Olson is being charged with felony child abuse for the dry-ice incident. The G-E-T superintendent says Olson has been disciplined, but won't say how.

 

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Friday, 23 March 2012 10:50

OWI Arrest, Interstate Exit 5

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A late-night drunk-driving arrest on the interstate at Onalaska...

Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Miller of La Crosse is being charged with his fourth O-W-I. Miller was stopped for speeding, near the Highway 16 exit. The arrest happened around 11:30 last night.

 

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:41

Sparta 4th Graders Armed With Ipads

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Next year, all 4th graders in Sparta will be armed with IPAD's thanks to a referendum that passed back in February. But Superintendent, John Hendricks wonders, who will teach who when it comes to the new technology.

The future goal is that all 5th and 6th graders will be also armed with IPAD's. Hendricks hopes some teachers have had a chance to catch up with the technology before then.

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A compromise on new fees for Oktoberfest parades?  Nothing doing, apparently.  City hall in La Crosse hasn't budged after meeting with representatives yesterday from the Oktoberfest board on the possibility of altering 18 thousand dollars in fees that the city wants to offset police overtime.  The board had put planning for its three parades on hold in response to the new fees, but the city isn't backing down.  We're told the Oktoberfest board will meet as a whole on Monday to decide what they might do next.

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