Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
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Monroe County Deputies have linked two armed robberies of bars to a Sparta man, who now sits in the Monroe County Jail. The Sheriff says back on February 1st, 29 year old Robert Neilland robbed the Leon Country Tavern in Leon. During their investigation, it was learned that Neilland was also responsible for the armed robbery of Jimmy's North Star Tavern in La Crosse that happened on January 28th, where two people were pistol whipped. Neilland was arrested back on June 18th for both robberies and 2 other matters. The arrest was made in part with the help of the Monroe County Investigative Task Force, which started in the summer of 2014.
It's all over but the building now. Official groundbreaking is today for the massive renovation of George C Poage park in La Crosse. It used to be called Hood park. But that was before city park and rec director Steve Carlyon started to tell the story of Poage, who grew up in La Crosse and went on to become the nation's first black Olympic medalist in 1904. The renovation will cost $1.4 million and could be done this year.
Not without some resistance will a third set of tracks get added along a mile stretch on La Crosse's northside. That's apparent by the number of activists who showed at a Thursday public hearing on the new tracks in city hall. Guys like Alan Stankewitz, who says that third set of tracks that will go through two street crossings on the northside will only allow more crude oil to be shipped through La Crosse by Canadian Pacific Canadian Pacific's consultants says the number of trains will not increase with the third set of tracks.
Several items are coming out of the Tomah VA Medical center since federal investigators took over months ago. Senator Tammy Baldwin tells us that positive steps are being taken in the wake of bad medicine disposal...retaliation and patient deaths. All apart of a 30 day plan internally. Another revelation came out Thursday as the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General released their finalized report on the care provided to a veteran at the urgent care clinic at the Tomah VAMC in Tomah. They say that a doctor failed to diagnose 74 year old Thomas Baer's stroke as he waited in the urgent care clinic, however, the physician properly considered broad diagnostic possibilities.
Wisconsin's energy regulators on Wednesday stood by their decision to approve a high-voltage power line between Madison and La Crosse, rejecting appeals by project opponents to reconsider their vote in favor of the project. Meaning there's one more challenge left. The Town of Holland's court challenge to the line. Town of Holland Clerk, Marilyn Padretti. Several groups opposed to the $580 million Badger Coulee line petitioned the Public Service Commission for a new hearing on its April decision. The three member PSC recently voted unanimously to reject those requests.