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GOVERNOR JIM DOYLE INTRODUCED THAT PHRASE AT HIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM THIS WEEK. THE CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES WISCONSIN-BASED COMPANIES TO HAVE BIG MEETINGS WITHIN THE STATE INSTEAD OF AT TRADITIONAL TOURIST DESTINATIONS. DAVE CLEMENTS AT THE LA CROSSE CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU HAS HAD THE SAME GOAL LOCALLY. HE'S BEEN SITTING DOWN WITH THE BOSSES OF LOCAL COMPANIES LIKE LOGISTICS HEALTH AND CENTURY-LINK.
ANOTHER ARGUMENT BEING MADE FOR HOLDING BUSINESS MEETINGS IN WISCONSIN---COMPANIES IN THE STATE CAN BETTER AFFORD TO SEND THEIR WORKERS TO MEETINGS CLOSER TO HOME.
Was there a second car? Valerie MacSwain was driving her SUV yesterday morning at about 10:30 when she claims a car came out of nowhere, crossed the center line forcing the 50 year old Fountain City woman to take evasive action. She managed to wipe out smacking into two guardrails allegedly trying to steer clear of the other car. MacSwain was driven to a Winona hospital. Cops say there's no evidence of a 2nd car and so far no witnesses to the crash have come forward. Buffalo County deputies would like a call if you have any information.
A traffic death yesterday in Clark County. At about 3:20am police were called to a one car crash in the town of Lynn. Jesse Winkler died when he lost control and flipped his rig several times in the ditch. The coroner believes the 26 year old from Granton was killed instantly in the crash. This is the first traffic fatality in 2010 for Clark county.
WHERE COULD LA CROSSE FIND MONEY TO KEEP THE CITY BUSES RUNNING?
THE STATE ASSEMBLY HAS A BILL TO SET UP REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITIES AROUND WISCONSIN. LA CROSSE REPRESENTATIVE JENNIFER SHILLING SAYS THE PLAN COULD COMBINE BUS SERVICES IN THIS AREA, TO BE FUNDED BY LOCALLY-APPROVED FEES. SHE SAYS BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE AUTHORITY IDEA.
SPEAKING WITH MIKE HAYES ON 'LA CROSSE TALK' TODAY, SHILLING POINTED OUT THAT THE EXISTING HALF-CENT SALES TAX FOR LA CROSSE COUNTY DID NOT GO TO A REFERENDUM...BUT TRANSIT FEES WOULD.
"He's my dad. I have a relationship with him, I talk to him about work." La Crosse mayor Matt Harter made that admission during a press conference he called last week to address questions surrounding a visit he made with his dad to the county's solid waste director. Oops. In a confidential memo our newsroom has obtained, the city attorney says those casual dinner conversations may violate the citys' confidentiality ordinances. Another warns that other comments the mayor made about lobbying city council members at their home could violate open meetings rules.