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!
Even long-time business owners who seemingly have heard it all may be taken in by sophisticated scammers working the Midwest. Some of the cons may be from other countries, according to Xcel Energy, which is running a campaign called 'Slam the Scam.' La Crosse salon owner Sue Kolve says her workers got a collection call which seemed to be from Xcel. Kolve called the electric company, and found that she didn't have a debt needing to be paid. Xcel says the scammers have sometimes called businesses at vulnerable times...for example, claiming they would shut off power to a restaurant on fish fry night
Can you picture loops of razor wire at the top of a county building in downtown La Crosse? An architect for La Crosse County proposed the wire used on prison walls as a possible solution to keep people from going over a wall at the county's juvenile detention center. Members of a county planning committee didn't seem to take the razor wire suggestion very well. They might opt for higher walls instead. The county health building and juvenile center may be expanded as part of a master plan to move county offices out of the former courthouse that opened 50 years ago.
A woman's body was found floating in the lake in Onalaska today. Just after noon, Onalaska Police were called about a missing person. Cops found a car belonging to the missing woman at the Troy Street Wayside, 2nd Ave North in Onalaska. Around 12:30, a fisherman told police he had found a body in the water near the BNSF railroad tracks. Moments later, members of the Onalaska Fire Department and the Medical Examiner responded to the scene and removed the body of an adult female from the water. No Foul play is suspected. No further information is available at this time. The woman's name has not been released.
Western Technical College will be celebrating just a bit tonight and your invited to the festivities.
Western is celebrating becoming the first higher education institution in the state to receive a Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education. They are being honored for their efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. Speakers will include Lee Rasch, Western Technical College President, Shannon Havlik, Sustainability Coordinator, Genevieve Mortenson, Business Systems Technology Graduate and Josh Gamer, Integrated Technology Division Dean
Road crews in this area didn't take too long to post the new 70 mile an hour speed limit signs on I-90. We're told that the higher limit was already posted by about 9 o'clock this morning between La Crosse and Tomah, and the increased limit was in effect as soon as the signs went up. By the end of the week, it will be legal to drive 70 on about 800 miles of interstate in Wisconsin. That leaves Oregon as the only state between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Michigan with an interstate speed limit lower than 70.