Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Patti Jo Severson of La Crosse has another position to add to her resume. She currently serves as a nutrition and health educator at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center and serves as Co Chair of the Mental Health Coalition of the Greater La Crosse Area. She now also sits on a Governor's Criminal Justice statewide panel.
Severson will join police chief's and judges also on the panel...to improve the criminal justice system policy...and the Council will meet at least four times per year and report to the Governor and other relevant state agencies annually on its progress.
Bryan Stanley will be back at Mendota for a while...
La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez has revoked the conditional release of the man who killed three persons at a Catholic Church in Onalaska in 1985. The state ordered Stanley to be released in 2009, but he admitted recently that he had experienced 'anxiety.' During a court hearing on Wednesday, witnesses testified that Stanley had violent thoughts about others, including his sister-in-law. Gonzalez ruled that Stanley violated terms of his release by not telling doctors about those thoughts as soon as they happened.
Just before 1pm Monday, a 6'0, heavy set man went into the Olde Towne North
Pet Store at 1233 Caledonia
Street on the City’s North Side. The man showed a knife and demanded the clerk empty the cash register. The clerk refused to turn over the money and the suspect fled from the store. He was last seen heading southeast on foot from the area of 1233 Caledonia Street. No money was taken, nor was any one injured during the incident. Police think them man was hanging out in the area of Clinton and Caledonia Street prior to the incident.
La Crosse Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect shown from security video. You cna see it on their facebook page......La Crosse Police Department.
Anyone with information about this crime or can identify the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers at 784-TIPS.
(AP) A conference committee has finalized a new tax policy bill with breaks for businesses, but less than they would have gotten in a tax bill vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton last week. The bill headed for a House floor vote Wednesday would cost the state about $46 million over the next year, but after that, only about half of what the vetoed bill would have cost. The bill would also draw less from the state's budget reserves than the previous bill. It includes a one-year property tax freeze for businesses and tax credits meant to encourage research and investment in start-up businesses. Some small businesses would get an upfront sales tax exemption for buying equipment but not as many as in the vetoed bill.
Access to Bliss road again about to be a problem in La Crosse. Burlington Northern will shut down the railroad crossing at Main Street on Monday for a few days in order to reconstruct the crossing. Traffic will still be able to get up the bluff at Bliss road, getting there by a Cass street detour. Bliss road, the city's only direct access to Grandad Bluff Park, was shut down for more than a year after a washout in 2010. The road reopened to traffic last fall. No word yet on why Burlington Northern waited until this spring to do the crossing work.