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    Alcohol Video Cotnest

    ALCOHOL EDUCATION FOR THE INTERNET GENERATION… YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH LA CROSSE COUNTY’S COALITION ON RISKY DRINKING BEHAVIOR HAVE MADE THEIR OWN VIDEOS ABOUT THE RESPONSIBLE USE OF ALCOHOL. SOME ARE SERIOUS, OTHERS ARE SATIRICAL, BUT THEY’RE ALL ON LINE TO BE VOTED ON THIS WEEK, AT www.thebuzzstopshere.com.   AL BLISS...

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    Census Update

    No need to be paranoid about sending in your census form.  LaCrosse county zoning director Jeff Bluske is heading up the local effort to make sure everyone is counted.   He says the survey is completely confidential.  Census workers don’t share this information with any department. Bluske says fill out the ten question...

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    Kitzmann Versus Town Update

    A judge says the town of Onalaska has to pay their former administrator.  Now both sides are trying to work out how much compensation is owed to Paul Kitzmann.  The town claimed they had to let Kitzmann go in July due to budget problems.  A judge ruled that wasn’t a good enough...

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    No Saturday Mail?

    IN MANY WAYS, THE INTERNET IS REPLACING THE POST OFFICE AS A NORMAL WAY TO COMMUNICATE… A SHARP DROP IN THE VOLUME OF ITEMS BEING MAILED HAS FORCED THE POSTAL SERVICE TO REVIVE THE IDEA OF ENDING SATURDAY DELIVERIES. IRONICALLY, MARGE OEHLKE FROM THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE POSTAL SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE...

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    Nodine Shootings Nearly Solved

      WHO DID IT IS NOT THE MAIN QUESTION ANY MORE, BUT RATHER ‘WHY’ DID HE DO IT? THE WINONA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING DEATHS LAST WEEK OF MORGAN AND DEBRAH NEDERHISER AT THEIR NODINE HOME. PROSECUTOR CHUCK MACLEAN SAYS MOST EVIDENCE POINTS TO A MURDER-SUICIDE IN WHICH...

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    Lakeview Care Update

    A partnership that is paying off for LaCrosse county.  During the past couple of years the county has been working to get neighboring counties with residents at the Lakeview Care Center to pay their fare share.  Has meant a big savings for taxpayers who have to make up for budget shortfalls at...

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    Green Onalaska

    City hall in Onalaska went green in 2009.  Simple things like turning off computers, lights and other electronics helped the city save big bucks last year according to assistant city planner and Green Team leader Deena Murphy.  The city saved over 20 thousand dollars with the green initiative. Murphy says the city...

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    Nurse Arrested for Painkiller Theft

    A nurse in La Crosse is in hot water for stealing painkillers from her job. Cops say 28 year-old Jennifer Deal at Bethany St. Joseph’s has been pocketing Vicodin off the med cart. They’re not sure for how long. Bethany St. Joe bosses figured out something was wrong when they were ordering...

  • Wisconsin
    New Ideas for Lieutenant Governor Catching On

    Right now, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor isn’t asked to do much. More than one candidate for the job this year is campaigning on the idea of changing that. Republican Brett Davis is one of those. He’s looking at turning the job into the top taxpayer watchdog for the state. For good reason, he...

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    Prez Cholesterol Levels a Lesson for Others

    Your cholesterol going up? Sure, you and the president. President Obama’s latest physical shows his LDL cholesterol–the bad stuff–has gone up by fifty percent in the last two years. Weird for a skinny guy. Or is it?       Linda Larson’s a wellness specialist at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.  She...

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    Drunken Couple Leave Trail of Waste

    It’s very possible that a La Crosse couple will look back on this week-end as the low point in their relationship.   The 22 year-old woman and 26 year-old man were both hauled to jail after they left a bit of a mess at the Salvation Army on Saturday. Cops say the...

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    Happy Ad Harassment

    Stalking is something that can be done using various techniques. As it turns out, even with ‘Happy Ads.’ La Crosse cops are looking for a 53 year-old Onalaska guy for the unwanted attention he’s been paying to a former flame. Apparently, she’s got a restraining order against the guy–a former attorney— but...