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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:16

Committee Weighs Request for Train Horn Waiver

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La Crosse is hoping for a special exception.   The city will ask the feds to continue a waiver from the Federal Train Horn Rule along a section of track that runs through the southside to City Brewery.  A train makes the trip in the very early morning now. Real close to city councilman Paul Medinger's place

 

 

But Medinger says that noise won't be so much like a background sound if the feds say no to La Crosse's waiver.  In that case, train engineers would have to sound horns before every crossing from the main line to the Brewery and back again.  A city committee votes on making the train horn request tonight. 

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Housing Report Expected Today

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A task force report on housing in La Crosse expected today.  The city-county group has, for the past several months, looked for remedies to La Crosse's very poor housing stock.  

 

 

Karl Green, with the UW Extension.  He says a lack of enforcement of building codes and ordinances contributes to a lack of buyer confidence in the current housing stock. 

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A La Crosse guy has collected his second OWI apparently without having any booze in his system.  Police say they got several complaints called in about Gerald Hill on Saturday.  They say the 49 year-old was driving very erratically with a small child bouncing around in the back of the car.  They say Hill was hitting curbs and drove up onto a snowbank at some point before they corralled him on West avenue.  Police say Hill's eyelids were nearly shut.  He'd apparently taken sleeping pills before he went for a drive at one o'clock in the morning with a small child unbuckled in the back. 

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Monday, 30 January 2012 22:52

Packed House For CAPX2020 Presentation

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For many of the 150 people that showed up to a CAPX2020 presentation last, a high-voltage power line
stretching across their farms is in no way appealing. Let alone the numerous amount of 174 foot poles put in the ground. Concerned residents gathered at the Holmen High School last night to get more information and ask questions about the proposed powerline project. Representatives from Xcel Energy, The DOT and The Citizens Energy Task force gave presentations and answered questions. The proposed line would extend about 150 miles from Hampton, Minnesota to the La Crosse area, crossing the Mississippi River at Alma and ending at a new substation near Holmen. Construction would begin in 2013, with the line in service by 2015.

Tim Carlsgaard, a spokesman for CapX2020 said he believes that this line will meet the customer needs of this area for years to come. And Tom Hillstrom, a permitting leader with Xcel Energy, said it's not a popular project, but it's important that people see the process. Most attendees who spoke opposed the project and raised concerns about human health values and the impact the line could have on area aesthetics.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has announced two public meetings will held March 13th and 14th in Alma and Centerville.

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Looking to retire?  Maybe do it somewhere else.  In its annual list of ten worst places to retire, the website TopRetirements.com has listed Wisconsin and Minnesota among the stinkers.  Among the factors cited for being on the ten worst for retirees, the website says Wisconsin, at number ten, has ridiculous property and income taxes.  For Minnesota, number seven on the list, the site mentions high income taxes mostly due to the absence of any pension or social security exemptions.  Property taxes are high.  Also, the weather's a factor; winters can be harsh in Minnesota. 

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Monday, 30 January 2012 11:07

Council Begins Work on Mayor Pay Issue This Week

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The city of La Crosse doesn't know if it's getting a new city administrator.  But if voters do approve that change to city government in April, they'll also have a good idea of what will be expected from the mayor's office from now on.   This week the city council votes on whether to cut in half the mayor's salary if the city administrator referendum is okayed in the spring

 

 

City council president Audrey Kader envisions a half time mayor as performing basically a public relations function for the city.  

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Streamlining The PSC

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(AP) There's bipartisan support for legislation that streamlines work for the utility regulators at the state Public Service Commission. One of the provisions in the bill would bar the commission from requiring a utility to lobby for legislation. The bill would also prohibit a commissioner from being a candidate for public office or active involvement in soliciting contributions or promoting a candidate. But, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign chief Mike McCabe says the bill doesn't address what he says is a ``revolving door'' problem. McCabe says people go from regulated utilities to the PSC and back. He says ``there's a coziness....that undermines the PSC's credibility.'' The Journal Sentinel says another proposal would set a deadline for the commission to make a decision on utility construction projects.

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You Big Baby

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(AP) At 13 pounds, 13 ounces, Asher Stewardson was even bigger than his brother at birth. Asher was delivered without the aid of surgery on Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Fifteen months ago, his brother, Judah, arrived weighing 12 pounds and an ounce at birth. Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1 percent of all newborns weigh more than 11 pounds at birth. The boys' mother, Kendall, Stewardson, endured six hours of labor without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband, Joshua, wanted to avoid cesarean delivery because that wouldn't have been good for her or Asher.

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Santorum In Minnesota Today

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AP-Out of the Florida hunt, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum plans two Midwestern stops Monday, including one in Minnesota. The former Pennsylvania senator is due to hold an afternoon appearance at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Mo., followed by an evening event in southwestern Minnesota. His event at a Pizza Ranch in Luverne, Minn., would make him the first 2012 presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Minnesota holds its precinct caucuses next week, but the results of a preference poll are nonbinding. Texas Rep. Ron Paul is airing TV ads in the state. Santorum and Paul have all but conceded Florida, where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are competing hard for a win Tuesday. Santorum has been off the campaign trail tending to family matters.

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