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31 August 2015
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 Medicaid money could help those in county jail, says La Crosse supervisor

DNR fish consumption advisory relased

31 August 2015
DNR fish consumption advisory relased

Among recommendations, eat less predator fish

School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

31 August 2015
School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

Crossings are same intersections as last year

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27 August 2015

The city of La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation haven't exactly seen eye to eye lately. In fact, the dispute over the best design for the renovation of...

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Thursday, 09 February 2012 13:02

Budget Bill Democratic Side

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(AP) The Democratic leader of the Wisconsin state Assembly says a new projection showing Wisconsin faces a $143 million budget shortfall illustrates irresponsible action by Gov. Scot Walker.

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca issued the statement Thursday in reaction to the new estimates from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Barca says Walker's policies have left Wisconsin fiscally unsound and caused the state to fall behind on the road to economic recovery. Barca says Walker's economic plan isn't working. Walker views the new figures differently, saying he believes the state is headed in the right direction after Republicans made tough budget choices last year to balance a $3.6 billion shortfall. Barca is considering running against Walker in a recall election.

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Budget Bill Republican Side

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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker says no emergency budget repair bill will be needed to deal with a projected $143 million shortfall. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released the new estimate Thursday.

As recently as October the state was projected to have a $73 million surplus. Walker didn't detail what he would do to deal with the projected shortfall next year, other than promising not to raise taxes. The Fiscal Bureau says the Walker administration is looking at debt refinancing and restructuring to deal with the shortfall. Republican legislative leaders issued a joint statement saying Wisconsin is not immune to the bad economy and defended their past actions and promises not to raise taxes.

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Thursday, 09 February 2012 13:01

No Child No More In Minnesota

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(AP) Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius went to Washington for President Barack Obama's announcement that 10 states including Minnesota are being freed of the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange for the waivers, the 10 states have come up with alternative plans for improving the way schools teach and evaluate students. Gov. Mark Dayton says in a statement that the waiver will allow Minnesota administrators, teachers and parents to work together in building a new system of school accountability, which will lead to better education for the state's children. In the same statement, Cassellius says this waiver will help Minnesota address its achievement gap, which is one of the widest in the country, and create an educational system that better serves every student.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:47

Mayor Pay Cut Raises Ire of One Councilman

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The line has blurred a bit between two potentially contentious issues in La Crosse.  At least it has for some on the city council.  The council is moving towards a resolution that would cut the next mayor's salary in half if voters approve hiring a city administrator in the April election.  But councilman John Satory says the pay cut is really just an endorsement of the administrator idea.  And he doesn't like it

 

 

The pay cut would put the mayor's salary at about 38 thousand a year. 

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Approval of New City Garbage Rules Likely Delayed

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New regulations on garbage in La Crosse were meant to help pick-up neighborhoods a little.  But opposition by neighborhood groups and landlords have put adoption of those rules apparently on hold.  The city council is poised to delay approval of the new garbage and recycling rules for a month.  A special neighborhood revitalization committee will weigh in on possible changes.  Among the more contentious rules, one that would mandate a dumpster for any rental that had eight or more bedrooms.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:22

Sturgeon Fishermen Warned

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(AP) The state Department of Natural Resources is warning sturgeon hunters they're responsible for their own safety when Wisconsin's annual spearing season begins this weekend on the Lake Winnebago system. Recent warm weather has left ice on the system in poor shape. The DNR says it's dangerously thin in many areas. Forecasts call for lows in the teens for the rest of the week, which could lead to better conditions. DNR officials say the season will go on and it's up to spearers to judge the ice's safety for themselves. They say the ice is never completely safe no matter how thick it is.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:22

Minnesota Caucaus Numbers Low

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(AP) Turnout has generally been low for Minnesota's Republican presidential caucus, and that appears to be no different in the latest straw poll. The GOP says Tuesday's contest drew about 47,800 participants with about 95 percent of precincts reporting. Four years ago turnout was nearly 63,000 after all precincts were counted. Rick Santorum finished comfortably ahead of Ron Paul Tuesday with Mitt Romney a distant third and Newt Gingrich last. Romney, the front-runner for the nomination, won in Minnesota four years ago by casting himself as the conservative alternative to John McCain. It proved to be a winning strategy in a state where party processes are traditionally dominated by deeply conservative activists. The results are a blow for Romney who had the help of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:21

First Lady Visits Iowa

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(AP) Thousands of students, several well-known athletes and a number of politicians are expected to join Michelle Obama for an event in Des Moines that will promote exercise and healthy eating. Besides the first lady, participants at the Thursday event include Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, gymnast Shawn Johnson, figure skater Michelle Kwan and NASCAR champion Carl Edwards.

 

 

About 10,000 children will be bused to the event from 45 schools in the Des Moines area. It will be Obama's first stop on a three-day national tour marking her Let's Move initiative, which promotes physical fitness and healthy eating for children. She's been drawn to Des Moines by Iowa's Healthiest State initiative. That program aims to make Iowa the healthiest state by 2016.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:34

Jackson County Man Missing

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Jackson County authorities are looking for 20 year old Gene Cloud Jr. and are asking for the public's help. He was last seen January 25th when the vehicle he was operating slid in the ditch in Millston Township, Jackson County. Cloud fled from the scene on foot and was chased by law enforcement before getting away. On January 27th, he was reported as a missing person by family members. It is possible that Cloud was picked up by somebody and given a ride, but the family says he should have made contact with someone at this point.

Gene Cloud Jr. is a Native American male, 5’8", approximately 140 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and black tennis shoes. Cloud was in possession of a 6 month old male Daschund puppy; brown in color short hair. It is believed that the puppy was wearing a sweater.

Anyone with information regarding Cloud or the missing dog is encouraged to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department or the Ho-Chunk Nation Police Department.

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