Oktoberfest opens in
NFL 53-man roster cut deadline 3 p.m. Saturday In trying to make the Minnesota Vikings roster, Isaac Fruechte made
Full city council to vote on mayor's plan next week La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat will have to find some other windmill
DOT will halt work, but expects congestion The reconstruction of I-90 at La Crosse is among the top bottlenecks on
Don Weber buying lot The days of a having a big billboard business in downtown La Crosse appear to be coming to an
Walker's insurance commish not doing the job New legislation was introduced Thursday that would require the Walker

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:48

Minnesota Adds More Jobs

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(AP) New data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show the state added 6,200 jobs in February. DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips says the state has now seen three straight months of ``strong job growth.'' DEED says the state has added 32,300 jobs in the last three months regaining more than half of the jobs that were lost during the recession. The state unemployment rate went up a tenth of a point in February to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.3 percent. Most of the jobs came in education and health services. The government and construction sectors also added jobs, but the state saw losses in professional and business services.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:36

Governor Fixes Warrens Snafu

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Last year, the Department of Revenue admitted to an error that would have created a huge property tax increase for a Monroe County town's residents. Governor Scott Walker has seen to it that it won't happen. The Governor signed a bill, authored by State Senator Kathleen Vinehout and Senator Julie Lassa, that will permit the Village of Warrens to correct for an error made by the Department of Revenue in assessing the value of a TIF district. While the error would lower tax bills in the short term, the correction would result in a property tax increase of nearly 100 percent the following year. The bill permits temporary adjustments of levy limits to allow Warrens to even out tax levies over two years.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:17

DNR Both Burns and Warns About Burning

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A state agency is simultaneously warning about fires and planning to set them.   The DNR has warned about the high potential for wildfires across Wisconsin so far this year.  Greater, apparently, than in years past because of the lack of snow cover.   But the DNR also sent out notice this week that it plans its regular prescribed burns for this spring.

 

 

The agency says without the use of prescribed burning as a management tool, Wisconsin could lose many of its native grassland, wetland, woodland plant communities.  Typical burns range in size from 10 to 25 hundred acres and the DNR says they only burn when it's safe to do so.  Meanwhile, the agency has responded to nearly two hundred uncontrolled wildfires so far this spring.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:15

Boat Launch Permit Sales Exceed Expectations

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It's possible, the city of La Crosse parks department may have to go back to the printers to get more boat launch permits.  Depends on how many they sell in the first year of the passes.  But they're a hot commodity so far.  Recreation supervisor Jay Odegaard says he's sold more than five hundred since the first of the year.  Impressive, considering there was ice on the river until just a few weeks ago.  We asked Odegaard if that's what he expected.  Not really, he says

 

 

Odegaard expects a big push for the boat launch permits once spring is more than a couple days old. 

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:14

Oktoberfest Board and City Meet Today to Talk Fees

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A solution to an Oktoberfest dilemma could be reached today.   Representatives from the fest board and the city meet to discuss thousands of dollars in new fees the city wants from the board for its parades.   The board has suspended planning for its parades in response.   Expectations from today's talks?   We asked fest executive director, Tina Severson

 

 

Severson also wants to settle the fee issue not just for this year's fest but for upcoming years as well. 

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:29

Shilling Not Happy With Session

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La Crosse lawmaker, Jennifer Shilling, is not happy with the shape that Wisconsin is in. And the democratic Senator shared her displeasure with WIZM news.

And Shilling says major initiatives dealing with access to venture capital and mining reform have failed to pass as a result of the unwillingness by Republican legislators to find reasonable compromises. She say that has got to change next year.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:28

Holmen About To Grow....More.

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We've heard for quite some time now that Holmen needs a new library and it's in the works. But Village President, Nancy Proctor, says that's not the only thing needed right now.

And with a $10 million budget set by the village board recently and demolition of some property on tap for this summer......a new police station and new public works garage are all beyond just a vision now for village leaders.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:23

New Deans In Place At UW-L

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Familiar faces have been named deans of two colleges and the director for the school of education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bruce Riley has been named dean of the College of Science and Health; Bruce May has been appointed dean of the College of Business Administration; and Marcie Wycoff-Horn has been named director of the School of Education.

Riley came to UW-L in 1985 as an assistant professor in. He was promoted to professor in 1993. He chaired the Mathematics Department  and was appointed interim dean of the college. He became permanent dean in early February. May has been appointed CBA dean for an interim period, July 2012 through the 2014-15 academic year. A national search for a dean will occur during the 2014-15 academic year. He previously served as CBA interim dean for two years. He has been associate dean for eight years.

Wycoff-Horn, who has served as interim director of the School of Education for the past two years, was named permanent director of the
school earlier this month following a national search.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:00

District Continues Work On Employee Handbooks

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As the La Crosse school district continues to hammer away at creating a new employee handbook, not only are the t's being crossed and the I's dotted....but single words are getting attention.

Superintendent Randy Nelson, says working back and forth with the La Crosse Education Association to make sure everything is out in the open for teachers and staff though the process...has been the biggest help.

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