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    IT Director Not Working, Still Evaluated

    Among the department heads getting their annual review in La Crosse city hall: David Montealegre. The IT director will still get evaluated even though he’s been absent from his job for more than six weeks while he faces federal fraud charges in Texas. Mayor Matt Harter says everything’s been running pretty smoothly...

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    Sex Offender to Live at Attic Despite School Proximity Prohibition

    It’s going to be hard for Jason Grassman to feel at home on La Crosse’s northside when he’s not supposed to be there. Grassman’s the latest sexual offender to be released to Attic Correctional on the city’s northside. Starting today, he’s to live at the Rose street facility, just yards away from...

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    Fence Removed in Front of Transit Center

    The commute just got a little easier for people in La Crosse.   Fencing that’s been a fixture downtown in front of the city’s new transit center on third street has been removed.   Finally widening southbound lanes after months of a bottleneck.   The transit center is supposed to see buses coming through sometime this...

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    Stimulus Works For Vernon County

    DOES THE FEDERAL STIMULUS PROGRAM REALLY WORK? ONE AGENCY IN VERNON COUNTY SAYS IT DOES. THE COULEECAP OFFICE OF WESTBY HAS USED FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP FAMILIES WITH HOUSING, FOOD, AND OTHER NEEDS:   GRACE JONES IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COULEECAP. SHE SAYS NEARLY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO...

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    Let Clean-Up Begin

    Time for spring clean-up is here. For people in the city of La Crosse, beginning today, yard waste can go to the curb for pick-up on recycling day. Stuff either has to go out in a 32 gallon trash can with a green yard waste sticker on it, or simply get put...

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    Alternate Side Parking Alert. Minus the Snow

    There’s likely to be more than one car with a ticket in La Crosse’s alternate side parking study area this week. The city has put out an alert for the area to abide by alternate side parking rules even though there’s no snow in sight. But street sweeping still has to be...

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    United Way Director Resigns

    It’s ten and done for Rose Mary. Great Rivers United Way executive director Rose Mary Boesen’s resigning her job. Boesen’s been the director of the local United Way chapter for ten years and has been with the organization for twenty years. United Way board chair Brad Sturm expects the search for a...

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    Bomb Threat

    A bomb threat today at Black River Falls High School.   The principal reported a threat written on a school wall yesterday regarding a bomb that was supposed to go off in the school today.  A bomb dog was brought in and police took a number of precautions including searches, security checkpoints for...

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    Wood Trial In Monroe County Could Wait ‘Til Fall

    TOMORROW IS THE DAY WHEN ASSEMBLYMAN JEFF WOOD IS SCHEDULED TO FACE A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE THAT COULD DECIDE TO EXPEL HIM. MEANWHILE, WOOD IS EXPECTED TO ENTER A PLEA ON AN O-W-I CHARGE NEXT MONTH IN PORTAGE. A SIMILAR CHARGE IN MONROE COUNTY MIGHT NOT LEAD TO A TRIAL UNTIL FALL, ACCORDING...

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    Suspect Charged With Two Fall Holdups

    HE WAS ALREADY CHARGED WITH THE ARMED HOLDUP OF A POPULAR LA CROSSE ICE CREAM STORE… NOW, JUSTIN PURDY IS THE SUSPECT IN ANOTHER ARMED ROBBERY THAT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS LATER IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. THE FIRST ROBBERY OCCURRED OCTOBER 20TH AT RANISON ICE CREAM ON 16TH STREET…WHILE THE SECOND WAS AT...

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    2nd Fire Station

    Onalaska’s fire chief continues to push for a 2nd fire department for the city.  Chief Don Dominick says   building a new facility on highway 16 would benefit the city because it would improve response times in that area from ten minutes to four.  Dominick is hoping the city gets a 2.3 million...

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    Mr. Barrett On Pearl Street

    A SHORT SPIN AROUND DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE CAN GIVE A POLITICAL CANDIDATE AN EDUCATION…AND SOME PUBLICITY.   MILWAUKEE MAYOR TOM BARRETT WENT AROUND TO LA CROSSE BUSINESSES TODAY, SAYING HE WANTS A JOB AS  WISCONSIN’S NEXT GOVERNOR. AND ONE WORKER JOKED THAT HER STORE IS HIRING.  BARRETT SAYS HE’S LEARNING THAT SMALL BUSINESSES WANT...