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    Ramp Negotiations With Sense of Urgency

    It’s March. Spring is nearly upon us. The time for breaking ground for big construction projects is close at hand.   Projects like the third Riverside Center building in La Crosse. Developer Don Weber says he’d like to break ground within weeks on the third building south of Riverside Park. But he’s...

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    One Killed in La Crosse Apartment Fire

    ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER AN APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE ON REDFIELD STREET IN LA CROSSE… THE PERSON WHO DIED WAS FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BUILDING IN THE ONE-THOUSAND BLOCK OF REDFIELD. FLAMES WERE CONFINED TO THE BASEMENT. THE CAUSE ISN’T KNOWN YET. THAT FIRE WAS REPORTED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

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    RIVER SAFETY CEREMONY

    THERE’S STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND AND ICE ON THE RIVER, AS THERE WAS TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN A LA CROSSE COLLEGE STUDENT DROWNED IN THE MISSISSIPPI. BUT FAIRLY MILD WEATHER ON SUNDAY BROUGHT OUT DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN RIVERSIDE PARK, TO REMEMBER YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE DROWNED IN RECENT YEARS, AND...

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    CLARE BACK ON CAMPUS

    IT MAY BE A WHILE BEFORE SHE CAN GET BACK TO REGULAR EXERCISE…OR TO SINGING WITH A JAZZ GROUP AT U-W-LA CROSSE. BUT CLARE MALINOWSKI IS HAPPY TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AFTER GOING THROUGH CARDIAC ARREST IN AN EXERCISE ROOM IN LATE JANUARY. CLARE AND HER PARENTS CELEBRATED HER RETURN...

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    Indian Logo Bill To State Senate

    WISCONSIN STATE SENATORS WILL GET THE NEXT CRACK AT A BILL TO STOP SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM USING INDIAN LOGOS.  THAT BILL PASSED THE ASSEMBLY BY A NINE-VOTE MARGIN YESTERDAY. IT WOULD ALLOW THE STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TO IMPOSE FINES ON ANY DISTRICT WHICH REFUSES TO DROP A NICKNAME OR MASCOT RULED TO...

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    NEW JAIL, NO BASEMENT

    IT WILL BE CHEAPER TO REPLACE SOME BAD SOIL THAN TO BUILD A BASEMENT IN ITS PLACE. THAT’S ONE REASON WHY HOUSTON COUNTY HAS DECIDED NOT TO ADD A BASEMENT TO ITS PLANS FOR A NEW COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER. SOIL AT THE COURTHOUSE SITE IN CALEDONIA WAS FOUND TO BE UNSTABLE, AND...

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    CHANGES FOR RIVERWATCH?

    MORE WATCHERS, MORE TERRITORY, LONGER HOURS? ARE THERE WAYS THAT THE RIVERWATCH PROGRAM IN DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE COULD BE IMPROVED? THE QUESTIONS ARE COMING UP, AS A RESULT OF THE FIRST RIVER DROWNING THAT HAS OCCURRED SINCE RIVERWATCH WAS ESTABLISHED BY LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENTS. ERIC KAHL AT U-W-LA CROSSE SAYS THE GROUP’S...

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    Credit Counselor Hopes for Better From Senate on Payday Regulations

    Some were quick to celebrate new legislation regulating the payday lending industry in Wisconsin.   From Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Ken King wasn’t one of them.   He says, for one thing, regulations passed this month by the assembly in Madison basically just put more limits on borrowers.   But, he also crticizes universal payday lending...

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    Change in Command in Order for Naval Cadets

    Once a navy man, always a navy man.    La Crosse city council member Tom Sweeney just can’t get away from his past.   On Sunday, Sweeney officially takes command of the US Naval sea cadet corps that moved to La Crosse last fall.   The cadets will mark the occasion with a ceremony and open house on Sunday The sea...

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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...