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Construction continues, but use stops until late Sept. BNSF can build it, but the trains cannot come. That’s the
Surplus does not pay parking enforcement costs A sizable boost in revenue to the city of La Crosse from a special
Number of uninsured dropped only 38 percent, goal was 50 A health insurance goal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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Gov Walker tied to open records scandal

31 July 2015

How far up did Wisconsin's open records scandal go? All the way to the top. There is now evidence Governor Scott Walker was among those pushing to shield lawmakers from...

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Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

Bucks arena clears first legislative hurdle

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The state senate has approved a new Milwaukee Bucks arena agreement.
Democrat Chris Larson told us that 17 votes were needed in the state senate to pass the deal, which wasn't put on the floor until Wednesday while officials secured those votes. Republican leaders said earlier in the week that three or four Democrats would need to vote in favor of the deal for it to pass, and with the concessions made over the past day, they were able to attain that number.
 

 

The Bucks had previously threatened to leave Milwaukee if the team didn't get financing for a new arena. Two more steps now. The measure must be approved by the assembly later this month, then be signed by Governor Scott Walker.

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Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

DNR says endangered reptiles will die

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They might kill a few snakes and turtles, but crews rebuilding a power line in western Wisconsin won't destroy the reptiles.  The DNR says the rare wood turtle and massasagua rattlesnake will take a hit when Dairyland power rebuilds the line in Trempealeau and La Crosse counties.  It's between the Marshland Substation in Trempealeau County and the Briggs Road Substation in La Crosse County.  Old and decrepit and in need of repair, apparently.  The rattlesnake is listed as endangered and the turtle is listed as threatened.  The DNR says the population of neither species will suffer lasting damage.  

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It's being called a big victory for Scott Walker, as he starts his official campaign for president.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court has halted a John Doe probe into Governor Walker's campaign activities during the 2012 recall election.  Rick Essenberg from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty calls the decision a victory for everyone, because it should discourage prosecutors from starting investigations for partisan reasons.

The conservative majority of the Supreme Court voted to stop the probe into whether Walker's campaign was illegally involved with groups that supported him.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

No local hordes for new Harper Lee book

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Book-buyers have been lining up at bookstores around the world today to get a new novel from the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'  In La Crosse, we're told that a few people were waiting for Barnes and Noble to open this morning, so they could purchase Harper Lee's book 'Go Set a Watchman.'  The store received several advance orders for the book that continues the storyline of lawyer Atticus Finch and his family from 'Mockingbird.' 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

MN lawmaker: No MNSure bills yet this year

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180 thousand Minnesotans are wondering what is going on with MnSure, the state health insurance exchange. Medicaid and MinnesotaCare insurance renewals have been held up by technical problems. State Representative Matt Dean says that has caused some major issues.

Dean says all of those people have yet to get a bill from MNSure for this year, leading to frantic calls to state offices which come with assurances but ongoing confusion.

 

Dean says although nobody has lost coverage as a result of the delay, MinnesotaCare patients are now concerned they will be hit with a bill for their premiums and any medical care they have had in recent months all at once.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

MVC director positive despite conservation cuts

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Relief from a La Crosse-based organization that uses state money to preserve bluffland.  Head of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Carol Abrahamzon is happy that the the final state budget includes continued funding for a key stewardship fund.  Even if the funding level is half of what it was during the last two-year state spending plan.  Abrahamzon says her group always has a strong application for funding from the state and she's confident that history of success will continue. 

 

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship fund is budgeted for about $33 million per year for the next two years to buy up land statewide to be put into a conservancy.  

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Some politicians win elections, but they don't fight.  Others fight, but they don't win.  Scott Walker says he does both, which is a major reason why he's running for president.  Wisconsin's governor launched his White House run in Waukesha yesterday, saying Washington needs new ideas, and the government should leave people alone.

Republican Walker had harsh words about President Obama, saying he's weak on foreign policy, and accusing him of passing too many 'bad' regulations, including Obamacare.  Walker vowed to work on repealing Obamacare on the very first day he takes office as president.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

Forest Hills going to 9 holes

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As it turns out, redesign and construction of a hundred year-old golf course doesn't come without complications. Manager of La Crosse's Forest Hills course, Keith Stoll can tell you that.  Even the tunnel that goes under Burlington Northern's railroad tracks has had some unexpected setbacks. He says, after a heavy rain. water that was supposed to flow easily out of the tunnel inexplicably fills it up.  Stoll says Burlington Northern is figuring out how to fix that problem.  Meanwhile, he expects the rest of the revamped course to be completely ready for play by next summer.  On Monday, Stoll informed the city's public works board that Forest Hills would go from 18 holes to 9 on August 10th to accomodate the construction.  

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