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La Crosse Mayor Reynolds on City Brewery smells, possible DOT road shutdowns for Amtrak, 1st time homebuyers assistance, River Point update



La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on May 6, 2024.

Covered a lot with La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds, including the smells from City Brewing, fighting the DOT on closing a road for Amtrak addition, down payment assistance for first-time home buyers and an update on the River Point District, north of downtown.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show, however, with the La Crosse being one of 100 cities in the world to be part of the Youth Climate Action Fund, which came from Reynold’s trip to Dubai for COP 28. We talk about the youth fund in more detail later in the show (19:00).

After that (14:30), a bit on the building sale of the old south side library, where the city initially got five proposals and has narrowed that down to three. The building is said to be worth about $350,000. 

In the second half of the show, we discuss how the addition of another Amtrak route from Chicago to Milwaukee could affect La Crosse. In putting in a third track on the north side the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) apparently wants to permanently shut down streets. 

Then we got a bit of an update (28:00) on the River Point District development, with a celebration happening Tuesday, plus what else we might see in that area.

Ended the show (33:50) with the city’s first-time home buyer’s assistance program, using federal ARPA funding. 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. DC

    May 7, 2024 at 6:38 am

    That’s some enthusiasm – using your personal funds to go to Dubai for the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference. Because surely the mayor wouldn’t want to use city funds to fly to the Middle East to hear about the dangers of using fossil fuels needlessly.

  2. Lucenut

    May 7, 2024 at 9:34 am

    Mitch Reynolds is such a twat! Liberal POS. Trying to buy votes with the Fauci scam money. Bitching about the brewery smell (The brwery has always been here and smelled). It’s time for someone with some brains and self-respect to run for mayor of La Crosse.

  3. Donna Jendersee

    May 7, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Rick, your liberal views are not appreciated. Your prejudicial, rude and condescending attitude should not be treated as news.

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