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City trying to decide on parking manager's job duties Local governments in La Crosse have hired a bunch of
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Women were uninjured Two women were stranded on a ledge below the face of Grandad Bluff on Thursday morning. The
Republicans want to end law, citizens seem happy with it Scott Walker recently went to Minnesota to promise that he
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Murder last week redirected focus of event

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No take-backs on city approval of DOT plans

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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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:44

Thompson Speaks At Marquette

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(AP) Former Gov. Tommy Thompson will be speaking at Marquette University this week. He's running for U.S. Senate and is expected to talk about what is driving his decision to run and the current political climate in Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. Thompson was elected governor of Wisconsin four times. He was also health and human services secretary in the administration of President George Bush. He'll be speaking Thursday afternoon in Eckstein Hall.

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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:44

Cullen To Announce Gubernatorial Plans At 2pm

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(AP) Democratic state Sen. Tim Cullen plans to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon about his plans for the governor's race. Cullen has been saying for months that he will run as a Democrat to challenge Gov. Scott Walker if a recall election is called. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk has also announced that she is running. Cullen is a moderate Democrat from Janesville who has been in the Senate since 2010. The 67-year-old previously served in the Senate from 1974 to 1986 before he left to become secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services under Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson. He later worked for nearly 20 years as an insurance company executive.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:48

Committee Approves Cutting Mayor Salary

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How many times do you hear stories about somebody in elected office getting a pay cut?  Could happen in La Crosse if voters approve hiring a city administrator in the spring.  A city council committee has approved slicing the mayor's salary by half if that happens

 

 

Karl Wiggert spoke in front of the committee about the change.  If approved by the entire council next week and depending on the outcome of the referendum vote in April, the next mayor's salary would shrink to about 38 thousand dollars. 

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It's possible that bad timing will cost La Crosse taxpayers millions of dollars.  Ten years ago, Homeland Security grants could have paid for some, if not all, of the cost to replace the radio system for city of La Crosse workers.  Now, the city will have to pay up to an estimated four million dollars to upgrade an aging system

 

 

County emergency management boss, Keith Butler.  He says the current La Crosse city radio system for police, fire, streets crews and everybody else doesn't communicate with the rest of the radio systems in the county.   

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:03

Police Remain Tight Lipped On Shooting

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The investigation into an officer related shooting in Sparta 2 weeks ago continues. In the meantime, the Department of Justice and Sparta Police remain tight lipped on where the investigation is.

 

Back on January 19th, police were responding to a 911 hang up call. When police arrived, they were greeted by 19 year old Jacob Olsen who was armed with a rifle. After officers, several times, ordered Olson to put the rifle down, he pointed it at Officer Booker Ferguson who then shot Olson. That sent him to Gunderson Lutheran with life threatening injuries. No update on Olson's condition was available.

 

Ferguson, a nine year veteran of the Sparta PD, remains on administrative leave as is customary when officers are involved in a shooting.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 11:59

Drake To Remain Empty For Weeks

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The U-W-L dorm that was damaged by fire this weekend could be left vacant for the next month...University chancellor Joe Gow says students will not be able to move back into Drake Hall for two to four weeks, because of repairs that must be made following a basement fire on Sunday. Although there was damage to the electrical systems at Drake, Gow says the fire was not electrical in nature. There's also no evidence of an accelerant being used to start furniture on fire. The chancellor says there are plans to install sprinkler systems in the residence halls that were built in the 50's and 60's.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:03

Wisconsin Shakes With Earthquake

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(AP) A minor earthquake rumbled through southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Seismologists with the U.S. Geological Survey say the 2.4 magnitude quake happened just before 10 p.m. Monday and was centered about 30 miles from Kenosha, just east of McHenry, Ill. Several police departments in the area got calls from people who felt the quake. But no one reported any damage or injuries. The USGS estimates 1.3 million quakes with magnitudes between 2.0 and 2.9 occur each year.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:03

Super Bowl Sorrows

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(AP) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning distraught Green Bay Packers fans not to drown their sorrow about the team not being in the Super Bowl when watching the game on Sunday. The Packers were ousted from the playoffs by the New York Giants, who play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable says the key is for people to plan ahead so they are not driving drunk after the game. She encourages party hosts to have non-alcoholic drinks and plenty of food available. The DOT plans to air a new federally funded television commercial during the Super Bowl and throughout February warning against drunken driving.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:02

Petition Posting In Question

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(AP) The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board isn't saying if or when it will post online petitions seeking the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
The board made the petitions available to the Walker campaign on Friday and promised to post them online for the public to view Monday. But board spokesman Reid Magney says concerns relayed to the board by domestic violence victims worried about their names and addresses being made public cause the board not to post the petitions Monday. Magney says he has no comment on when they might put them online. Recall petitions targeted four Republican state senators have already been posted. The board was continuing to process petitions seeking the recall of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

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