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    Organics Show Strength at Conference

    There was a time when organic foods were a tiny little portion of the market.     It’s the stuff you had to hunt for. Not anymore. Faye Jones is the executive director of Moses, the group holding its annual organic farming conference in the La Crosse center this week-end. She says,...

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    GYPSY MOTH FIGHT

    THE PLANES WILL BE FLYING TO KEEP TREES FROM DYING… THE WISCONSIN AG DEPARTMENT IS PREPARING TO SPRAY CHEMICALS IN 20 COUNTIES THIS YEAR, TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE GYPSY MOTH. THOSE TREATMENTS MAY KILL CATERPILLARS, OR ELSE KEEP THEM FROM MATING. AN AG DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN SAYS MUCH OF THE LA...

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    WAIT ON MURDER EVIDENCE

    THE TRAIL IN A 25-YEAR-OLD MURDER MYSTERY IN LA CROSSE HAS COOLED OFF A BIT, AND A LOCAL INVESTIGATOR ISN’T HAPPY. LA CROSSE SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN KURT PAPENFUSS SAID LAST MONTH THAT MORE INFORMATION ON THE MURDER OF TERRY DOLOWY COULD BE RELEASED SOON. BUT PAPENFUSS IS STILL WAITING FOR NEWS FROM A...

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    TIME TO TAKE THE CENSUS

    THE MORE PEOPLE WHO ANSWER THE CENSUS, THE MORE MONEY YOU GET. TIM ACKLIN OF LA CROSSE’S CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT SEES THAT AS A GOOD INCENTIVE FOR FOLKS TO COMPLETE THEIR FEDERAL CENSUS FORMS THIS YEAR. HE SAYS A HIGHER POPULATION HELPS BRING MORE GOVERNMENT GRANT MONEY TO A COMMUNITY. ACKLIN HEARD FROM...

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    Ice Recovery Teams Deserve Credit

    Upon further review……, a big attaboy to the ice rescue team of the fire department in La Crosse. And really everybody else involved in the Craig Meyers recovery last week says       La Crosse Fire chief Gregg Cleveland.    He says a successful recovery is very important and he’s very happy...

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    Housing Market Requires Jobs Spark

    Housing market health? It can’t get much worse than last month. Lowest sales market on record for new homes nationally. The housing market will rebound eventually, says State Bank Financial senior VP in La Crosse, Wayne Oliver. But there’s gotta be jobs first.   As people get jobs, he says, they’ll want...

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    ATV Snow Plow Bill

    If you own an ATV you could do some of your own snow removal. The Wisconsin assembly is considering a bill that would allow all terrain vehicles to plow snow on roads and sidewalks.  Bad idea says LaCrosse county highway boss Dennis Osgood.  These rigs could damage roads and don’t have the...

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    Rides for Elderly and Disabled

    Getting old can be tough.  Especially when you can’t drive anymore.  LaCrosse county aging unit director Noreen Kuroski says getting to the grocery store, the bank or even to visit a spouse in the nursing home can be a challenge. The MTU offers special rates for the elderly and disabled.  The county...

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    Doyle Signs Healthy Youth Act

    Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a law that will require Wisconsin schools to teach about birth control as part of comprehensive sex education classes. The law allows school boards to continue deciding whether to offer courses on human development and sex education. But those that do will be required to address the...

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    Doyle Will Make Concessions on Clean Energy

    Gov. Jim Doyle says he’s open to approving a scaled-back clean energy bill as long as a key provision setting new renewable energy standards remains in tact. Doyle says the crux of the sweeping measure being debated in the Legislature would require 25 percent of Wisconsin’s energy to come from renewable sources...

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    Ace on Agenda Between Mayor, Police

    A meeting on river drownings today in La Crosse city hall. Mayor Matt Harter says he’s meeting with police on issues surrounding drowning deaths in the waters around the city. The mayor says he’ll meet with members of the alcohol compliance team as well as other police brass. Members of the “Ace”...

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    Another Shot at Veto Override Not Likely

    The DNR secretary appointment issue is dead for now. La Crosse state rep, Jennifer Shilling doesn’t expect lawmakers to give another shot at overriding governor Doyle’s veto of a bill to restore DNR secretary appointment authority to the state’s natural resources board. Shilling was among those who voted to override in yesterday’s...