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ONE MONTH AGO, A LEWISTON, MINNESOTA MAN WAS GETTING READY TO RECEIVE A KIDNEY FROM A WOMAN HE MET OVER THE INTERNET...
TOM WIRT GOT HIS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN MID-FEBRUARY, AND HE TELLS US HE'S FEELING 'MUCH BETTER' SINCE THE OPERATION. WIRT AND HIS WIFE BETTY ARE STAYING AT A RESIDENCE FOR MAYO PATIENTS IN ROCHESTER, AS LONG AS HE NEEDS TO DO FREQUENT TESTS AT THE CLINIC. AND THE DOCTORS ADVISE TOM TO GET EXERCISE, KEEP HIS WEIGHT DOWN, AND AVOID POTASSIUM-RICH FOODS LIKE MILK AND BANANAS WHICH COULD UPSET HIS KIDNEY FUNCTION.
THIS MAY BE THE WALL STREET VERSION OF SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A BALL GAME, OR TOSSING THE COIN AT THE SUPER BOWL.
IN MANHATTAN THIS AFTERNOON, THE C-E-O OF A LA CROSSE BUSINESS HAS THE HONOR OF RINGING THE CLOSING BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. DR. ANDREW TEMTE AT KAPLAN PROFESSIONAL GOT THE INVITATION THROUGH A WRITER AT HIS COMPANY WHO HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE.
THE KAPLAN COMPANY PROVIDES TRAINING AND EXAMS FOR INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS LOOKING TO MOVE UP IN THEIR PROFESSION. TEMTE AND SEVERAL OTHER GUESTS FROM LA CROSSE WILL BE AT THE N-Y-S-E THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE CLOSING CEREMONY AT 3 P-M, CENTRAL TIME.
The man who has been running Franciscan Skemp in LaCrosse will be moving to Rochester to head up all of Mayo Health System. Dr. Robert Nesse will start his new job in June. He has been serving as the president and CEO of the LaCrosse care provider since 2004. He took his first job with Mayo in 1980. He starts his new job in June.
THE HOLIDAY IS TOO BIG FOR JUST ONE DAY...
FOLKS IN LA CROSSE EAGER TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY OF 2010 CAN START THIS SATURDAY WITH A DOWNTOWN PARADE, STARTING AT NOON. AND THE ACTUAL HOLIDAY, ON THE 17TH, IS TRADITIONALLY CELEBRATED BY LA CROSSE'S SHAMROCK CLUB, WHICH TAKES A BUSLOAD OR TWO OF CLUB MEMBERS AND PERFORMERS AROUND THE AREA THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE CLUB RECENTLY CHOSE BARRIE MONKS AS ITS IRISH MAN OF THE YEAR, AND PAM SMITH AS THE 'IRISH ROSE.'