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His county has the 4th lowest unemployment rate and 5th lowest property taxes in the state. Throw in an always balanced budget and Lacrosse County Board Chair Steve Doyle says he has all he needs to run for the 94th state assembly district seat.
Doyle announced this morning that he will give the open seat a shot......and says he knows he won't have much time to get his word out as a special election could be called for with a primary in April. But Doyle says if you expect him to spend the most money and sling the most mud....well he's not your guy.
His challengers........so far....Jake Speed and Lynetta Kopp.
Is it time for some reforms at Onalaska City Hall?
A plan to appoint a 'Reform Options Committee' will be introduced at tonight's Onalaska City Council meeting. Mayor Mike Giese wants to be sure that the committee follows city policies.
Giese worries that the plan is not very specific. The resolution calling for a committee suggests that it would study every Onalaska city department, and make recommendations on whether to eliminate or privatize some city services.
One of the suspects in a New Year's Eve robbery in La Crosse will get to put off a 'not guilty' plea for a month...
Leon Hesser-Thompson's attorney wants to research the 17-year-old's 'psychological history,' following previous arrests in Minnesota. Hesser-Thompson and another teen are accused of stealing money from a 14-year-old on the victim's birthday, by threatening him with a B-B pistol.
18 years ago........State Representative Jennifer Shilling's parents were found slain in a walk-in freezer and cooler at a suburban Chicago fast food restaurant. The date.......January 8th.
Saturday, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded in a shooting rampage at a forum for constituents. Six people died and several others were wounded. The date.....January 8th.
Shilling says it was all too familiar and she felt the pain of everyone involved in what she describes as two acts of senseless violence. Shilling said that Saturday she knew immediately what the families were going through when it came to disbelief....anguish and sadness.
As for changing the way she sets public appearances.....Shilling says no changes...but a better sense of awareness of her surroundings now.