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    Community Theatre Moves Ahead On Building Plan

    GETTING A BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR THIS WEEK IS JUST ONE OF MANY STEPS NEEDED FOR A LA CROSSE ARTS GROUP TO REALIZE ITS MASTER PLAN… THE LA CROSSE COMMUNITY THEATRE CAN PROCEED WITH BUILDING DESIGNS AND A FUND-RAISING DRIVE, NOW THAT THE STATE SAYS THE THEATRE IS EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY...

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    Irish Of La Crosse Ready To Party

    THE HOLIDAY IS TOO BIG FOR JUST ONE DAY… FOLKS IN LA CROSSE EAGER TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY OF 2010 CAN START THIS SATURDAY WITH A DOWNTOWN PARADE, STARTING AT NOON. AND THE ACTUAL HOLIDAY, ON THE 17TH, IS TRADITIONALLY CELEBRATED BY LA CROSSE’S SHAMROCK CLUB, WHICH TAKES A BUSLOAD OR...

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    Cops Start Online Fun For Kids

    Onalaska police and the local Dairy Queen partner up on a contest for kids.  On the departments facebook page Onalaska middle school and high school kids can answer brain teaser questions and might win an ice cream treat from Dairy Queen.  Administrative assistant Pam Sharp says Police chief Jeff Trotnic is all...

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    Air Quality Watch Again Today

    A little more wind today but air quality still a concern in much of Wisconsin.   The DNR has issued an air quality watch for 54 counties in the state.   high concentrations of particulate matter.   Joe Hoch, meterologist with the DNR, says the warm temps and light winds continue to contribute to unfavorable air...

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    In No Need of Rescue?

    When is a rescue not a rescue at all, but more of a nuisance? The La Crosse fire department, police department and volunteer dive rescue team responded to Pettibone park late yesterday afternoon to deal with what appeared to be a guy stranded on Mississippi River ice in his boat. The same...

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    Mayor Calls Press Conference on Solid Waste

    Ethical questions have spurred La Crosse’s mayor to action. Mayor Matt Harter has called a press conference for this afternoon to address county solid waste services. A media report today suggests the mayor has ethically compromised himself by appearing to use his office to benefit his family’s garbage business. He’s likely to...

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    Outside Consultant on Patros Deal Approved

    Spending two million dollars on three good acres near the river? Agreed to unanimously by the La Crosse city council this week. Buying the Patros property–eleven acres total—turns out to be no problem for anyone on the council.  What some council members really got hung up on was spending 30 grand on...

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    Jail Time For Man Who Killed Kitten

    OVER A YEAR AGO, PHILLIP ATKINSON WAS JAILED FOR BEATING UP HIS MOTHER, AND FOR KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND’S KITTEN IN A FIT OF ANGER. NOW, THE LA CROSSE MAN WILL SPEND A YEAR IN JAIL, FOLLOWED BY PROBATION AND TREATMENT FOR ANGER AND DRINKING ISSUES. ATKINSON SAID IN COURT YESTERDAY THAT HAVING...

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    River Rescue Near Bridges

    AS LONG AS THERE’S ICE, THE RIVER MAY NOT BE NICE… ONE LOCAL FISHERMAN FOUND HIMSELF STUCK ON THE RIVER NEAR THE CASS STREET BRIDGE BECAUSE OF ICE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WITH SOME HELP FROM LA CROSSE FIREMEN, THE MAN WAS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF AND HIS BOAT TO PETTIBONE BEACH SAFELY. BUT...

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    Hillview Expansion

    The LaCrosse county board might have the votes to build a new assisted living facility at Hillview.  But, board member Ray Ebert is one of the few who continues to believe the project is a bad idea. Ebert feels adding another county facility would only take away business from privately owned care.  The...

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    LOCAL STUDENT ATHLETE ON HIS WAY TO HAITI

    A student athlete at UW-LaCrosse is going to help earthquake survivors. Senior Conner Lonning says with all the great opportunities in his life he would like to help out.  Lonning is leaving Saturday for Haiti and plans on spending about ten days helping people there.  He’s bringing his money and funds collected from...

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    Council to Weigh in on Patros Deal Tonight

    Tonight, a full vote expected from the La Crosse city council on a big land deal. A deal to buy the eleven acre Patros property north of Riverside Park. A deal that took a while to get worked out.   City planner Larry Kirch thinks talks between the Patros family and the...