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    IT Audit Approved for City

    A deeper look into the information technology goings on in city hall looks like a certainty . The La Crosse city council finance committee has approved spending thousands on an audit of the city’s IT department. The audit was called for after the city’s IT director was hauled from his job in...

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    Patros Purchase Given Tentative Approval

    La Crosse is getting close to fulfilling a waterfront vision that’s decades old. The city council’s finance committee has approved paying the nearly two million dollars for the eleven acre Patros property between Copeland avenue and the Black River. The final piece in a big jigsaw puzzle of development project land, giving...

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    No Movie Boom In Wisconsin

    THE BADGER STATE IS STILL READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP…ANY TIME HOLLYWOOD WANTS TO CALL. BUT MOVIE MAKERS HAVEN’T BEEN CALLING LATELY…NOT SINCE A FILM INCENTIVE PROGRAM WAS CUT OUT OF THE STATE BUDGET. THE HEAD OF THE LA CROSSE VISITOR BUREAU, DAVE CLEMENTS, HOPES THE NEXT GOVERNOR WILL WANT TO RESTORE THAT...

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    Cold Streak Ends

    THE STREAK IS BROKEN! THE TEMPERATURE IN LA CROSSE FINALLY GOT UP TO 40 DEGREES YESTERDAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER. THE OFFICIAL HIGH OF 42 WAS REACHED JUST BEFORE 4:30 IN THE AFTERNOON. THAT ENDED A STRING OF 92 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IN THE CITY STAYED...

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    Road Work Update

    When will crews in LaCrosse county start road construction projects?  Within a few weeks the highway department can start addressing some minor repair work.  But, it takes warmer weather to hit the area before the heavy lifting can begin says highway commissioner Dennis Osgood.  Could be late April or early May before...

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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...