New regulations kicking in for e-cigs, hookahs, little cigars
La Crescent, Hokah also have markets
Is anyone minding the store? And does anybody in Madison even care? Those are legitimate questions, as the boondoggle that is the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation continues to be the...
(AP) Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford is running for Wisconsin state schools superintendent. Pridemore registered his campaign committee with the state elections board on Wednesday. He joins incumbent state superintendent Tony Evers as the only announced candidates so far seeking the post. The 66-year-old Pridemore was re-elected to his fifth term in the Assembly in November. He was not contested.
Candidates seeking to become secretary of the Department of Public Instruction can begin circulating nomination papers on Saturday. They are due to be returned on Jan. 2. The election is April 2 but if more than two candidates run there will be a Feb. 19 primary.
The post is officially nonpartisan and the term runs for four years.
The Monroe County Board faces two big challenges when they vote on a new
Amid conventions, concerts, and the occasional bull riding show, the La Crosse Center has been known to host corporate Christmas parties.
But that business apparently isn't as big as it used to be. During a center board meeting yesterday, building manager Art Fahey told the board that one local company which traditionally had holiday parties at the Center has decided to downscale the event, and move to a smaller venue. Fahey says the company thought a big party might send the wrong message. Fahey says the Center is still open to hosting large corporate events for Christmas...if companies choose to have them.
Now that the campaign season is over, some people involved in La Crosse area politics are ready to play Santa.
Republican Julian Bradley and Democrat Andrew Londre have joined forces for a non-partisan toy drive...getting 'Together for Toys.' They're asking for donations to Toys for Tots. Bradley says the toys can be taken to the Black River Beach Community Center. The collection drive runs through this Friday.
Fees charged to Oktoberfest by city hall next year seem likely to
La Crosse's fire department appears to be more accepting of putting in the
Winter weather has been late in coming to Wisconsin...forcing many people who participate in winter sports to wait for snow.
Just two out of the 16 ski areas in Wisconsin are open for business today. Mount La Crosse is making snow, but the slopes won't be ready for at least another week, according to marketing director Darcie Breidel. So far, this season is starting much the same as last winter did...and Darcie says last season's conditions were bad for business.
Last winter, the lack of snow forced Mount La Crosse to shut down by the first week of March.
She was convicted of murder, and got life in prison...but Tammy Cole has always said that when she shot Vance Evans in Tomah two years ago, it was an accident.
Now, Cole is hoping for a new trial in the shooting death of Evans, her ex-boyfriend. Monroe County Judge Todd Ziegler is scheduled to hear arguments tomorrow on whether Cole should be tried again for murder and arson. Prosecutors said Cole cut a natural gas line in the Evans house and lit a candle, apparently hoping to blow up the house and cover up the shooting.