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Mutual aid agreement to benefit all of La Crosse County

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Thursday, 16 February 2012 07:23

City Hauler Says Automated Garbage Will Cost More

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In part, the idea with new recommendations on garbage collection for the cities of La Crosse and Onalaska is to make the process more efficient and cost effective.   To that end, the idea about doing automated collection with big 96 gallon carts might not be the best way to go about things, says Gary Harter, who has the collection contracts for both cities.  He says automated pick-up isn't the cheapest process

 

With the lowest current garbage collection costs in the state, Harter figures any changes in garbage collection in La Crosse and Onalaska will only be more expensive. 

 

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:11

Snow Scamper Scrapped

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It was supposed to be the second attempt by the City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department to get it off the ground. And for the second year.....they have cancelled the Snowshoe Scamper 5K/10K Race and Family Fun planned for this Saturday at Forest Hills Golf Course. Why? You guessed it.....the warm weather expected for this week, lack of snow and unsafe trail conditions. People that have already registered for the Snowshoe Scamper will be receiving a full refund of the entry fee. The La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department plan on hosting the event again in 2013.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:18

State Fraud Hotline Active

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(AP) A state fraud hotline received 79 reports in 2011, consistent with the number of calls placed the two prior years. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau operates the line and reported Wednesday on calls it received. Of the 79 calls last year, only 58 were state-related and within the scope of what the Audit Bureau could investigate. Of those calls, 18 were related to people getting benefits they may not be eligible to receive, 17 were about agency mismanagement and 15 had to do with waste and inefficiency. Five dealt with employee misconduct. Since the hotline began in April 2008, 107 of the calls were found to be unfounded and 108 were resolved. Thirty two remain under review. The hotline number is 1-877-FRAUD-17. Reports can also be made online at www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lab.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:17

UW System And Adidas Workers

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(AP) The University of Wisconsin-Madison and its exclusive athletics sponsor will mediate a dispute over the treatment of Adidas factory workers in Indonesia. Interim Chancellor David Ward had indicated earlier that the university might terminate its $2.5 million contract with Adidas if it failed to address concerns over severance payment to the overseas workers. A subcontractor which made collegiate apparel for Adidas abandoned the factory and left 2,800 workers without about $3 million in severance pay. Adidas says it's not responsible for the subcontractor's actions. The mediation period could last up to 60 days.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:16

Police Say Child Was Tortured

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(AP) Charges are pending against a Madison man and wife arrested for allegedly torturing and starving the man's 15-year-old daughter. The teen was only 70 pounds and told police she was forced to live in the basement since about 2006. According to a police affidavit, she said she was forced to drink her urine and eat her feces. She ate what she could find on the floor, in the laundry or in the garbage. She also said her father and stepmother physically abused her. A doctor told police the malnutrition the girl suffered ``poses a significant risk of death.'' Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says a passerby notified police after seeing the girl wearing only pajamas and walking barefoot near her home Feb. 6.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:14

RNC Blasts Obama Coming To Wisconsin

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Republican Governor Scott Walker plans to greet President Barack Obama in Milwaukee today and accompany him on a visit to Master Lock. Walker will meet the president at the tarmac and join him on the company visit. Meanwhile, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and Senator Ron Johnson held a press conference on the president's stop.



Walker has been telling supporters that a victory for him in a recall would be a devastating blow for Obama's chances at re election. In a speech to conservatives Friday in Washington, Walker also criticized Obama for comments the president made last year during the uproar over Walker's proposal limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:13

Cultural And Tourist Center In Onalaska Moving Along

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When it comes to the architectural design of a new cultural and toursim center in Onalaska, city leaders were not overly impressed by the two concept drawings presented recently. Members’ comments ranged from it’s not reflective of Native American culture to I want to be wowed. Mayor Mike Giese says they've always been like that.

The architects brought back revisions to their drawings and the
business plan, which were both presented to the Onalaska Common Council for approval at last night's meeting. Giese says constructin would start soon with the hopes it is done and the center opened by 2013.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:10

Drake Fire Started In Couch

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Investigators have no 'smoking gun' to pin on any individual for starting the Drake Hall fire at U-W-L...

But they do have a smoking couch. Campus police and the city fire department are certain that the January 29th fire began in a basement couch, so there had to be human involvement somehow. The blaze began around 4:30 in the morning, which lets out most Drake residents as suspects, since the majority were asleep in their rooms.

 

Campus police chief Scott Rohde says students have been very cooperative and revealing about what they were doing the day of the fire. But it seems nobody has confessed yet to setting a flame.  A reward of $2000 is being offered for tips that solve the case.

 

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Not surprisingly, the Baraboo-based International Crane Foundation hasn't gone all in on a sandhill crane hunting season in Wisconsin.  But maybe not for the reasons you might think.  A season for the big birds has been proposed by a lawmaker from Oconomowoc.  Partly as a way to stem crop damage that the cranes inflict on Wisconsin farmers.  But Jeb Barzen, from the Crane Foundation, says that's not a good reason

 

 

Barzen says you'd have to kill half the cranes in Wisconsin during the fall to minimize crop damage in the spring.  He says there's better techniques to keep cranes from crops that farmers are already having success with. 

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