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    Sangster Update

    LaCrosse’s indoor football team will be without their starting quarterback for awhile.  The LaCrosse Spartans have confirmed QB Jimmy Sangster will miss three to four games with a sprained knee ligament.  Fortunately, the team has two bye weeks in a row to minimize the amount of games the Spartans will have to...

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    Zoo Working On Master Plan

    OTTERS AND COUGARS AND BEARS…WHERE ARE THEY? THE MAJOR ANIMAL DISPLAYS PLANNED FOR THE MYRICK HIXON ECO-PARK IN LA CROSSE ARE STILL ABOUT A YEAR AWAY. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM GALLAGHER SAYS PLENTY OF CONSTRUCTION IS IN THE WORKS AT THE PARK FOR THIS YEAR, WITH ANIMALS NOT DUE FOR LIVE EXHIBIT UNTIL...

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    Increased Fines for Litterbugs

    The Wisconsin legislature considers a bill that would double fines for people caught littering.  Increasing the fine from 500 to one thousand bucks doesn’t bother LaCrosse county sustainability coordinator Nick Nichols.  But, he feels the deterrent only works up to a point.   He isn’t sure the laws have changed behavior.  Instead, Nick...

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    La Crosse Schools Won’t See Race to the Top Money

    That’s a few million in extra cash from the feds that La Crosse likely won’t see.   Word from the feds today is that Wisconsin’s application for 254 million dollars in federal money under the Race to the Top program has been denied.   Doesn’t surprise La Crosse school board member Steve Kopp.  ...

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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...