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2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 4--Republican congressional candidate Paul Stark of Eau Claire said Thursday he'll fly to Alaska this month to learn about drilling for oil in the arctic. In La Crosse on Thursday, Stark said he and several other GOP congressional candidates are going to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on their own. "It's just a fact-finding mission. We're going as private citizens. We're all paying our own way. There is no big oil money or anything...

2008-07-03 03:00:28

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--La Crosse County officials have abandoned plans for a women's jail facility on Cameron Avenue and now have focused on a North Side site. Two city-owned duplexes at the corner of Kane and St. Paul streets could be used for a jail alternative program for up to 10 women, according to letters hand-delivered to the neighborhood Tuesday and Wednesday. Several of those neighbors said Wednesday they're opposed to putting female offenders nearby....

2008-07-03 03:00:20

By Marc Wehrs, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--The rumors started even before S&S Cycle's 50th anniversary celebration started. Jay Leno (I heard versions that included both Brothers and Hooters), Kid Rock (I heard versions that had him at Bucky's, Del's and The Library), and Sandra Bullock were all over town. And that was just the beginning of the list. La Crosse must be a little celebrity-starved for so many fourth-hand accounts to take on lives of their own. Here's what...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--La Crosse County Solid Waste Department's program for collecting and disposing of unused medication won an award Wednesday for government efficiency and effectiveness. The Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award is administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science, and recognizes problem-solving and resourceful ideas generated by non-elected government employees. Jeff Gloyd, the county's special waste manager, won $3,000 for his...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--A local study found air quality inside many La Crosse county eating and drinking establishments that allow smoking exceeds hazardous levels. A La Crosse County Health Department report released Tuesday found that in 13 of the 19 establishments evaluated, air quality exceeded the hazardous limit of the Air Quality Index established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Air quality in some of the establishments was four...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--Even after a late start and the wettest June on record, area crops are behind but beginning to rebound. "We'll have knee high by the fourth of July," said Bill Heider, who farms in the town of Hamilton in La Crosse County. "But on a good year, we're doing shoulder high." Some of his corn in the La Crosse River valley already is to mid-thigh and lush green. Not all farmers are so lucky. In Wisconsin, the average corn height Monday was...

2008-07-02 03:00:00

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--Nicole Kapellas and her mother, Jeannine Kettner, have purchased the Gossamer Wings Bead Shop in the Jackson Plaza shopping center from Cheri Haug, who opened the store in 2002. It will be closed Monday through next Sunday for remodeling and other changes, Kapellas said, and will reopen July 7 as Gossamer Wings The Bead Shoppe. "We are changing the look, to reflect our personalities, and adding a fresh new, fun and funky atmosphere,"...

2008-07-01 03:00:20

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 1--The city of La Crosse moved closer Monday to condemnation against Collins Outdoor Advertising over its refusal to sell a billboard that stands in the way of a planned hotel along Copeland Avenue. Mayor Mark Johnsrud said Monday that Collins' staunch stance and decision to withdraw from further negotiations left the city with no other choice. The city Plan Commission on Monday recommended condemnation despite threats from a Collins...

2008-06-30 21:02:28

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 30--Natalie Wikstrom has been the leading lady of La Crosse theater in 2008. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse senior has had the leading roles in back-to-back-to-back musicals -- Laurey in UW-L's "Oklahoma," Maria in La Crosse Community Theatre's "The Sound of Music" and now Sally Bowles in UW-L's SummerStage production of "Cabaret." She has been in rehearsal or performing in musicals every week the past six months, except for a...

2008-06-27 03:01:56

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 27--Nick Nichols has moved from Gundersen Lutheran to work on sustainability issues for La Crosse County. "Instead of working for a single business, I get to work for all the businesses in the county and all the people," said Nichols, who started work Monday in the county's Solid Waste Department. "We have a huge opportunity here in La Crosse to make a difference and be a model nationwide." Nichols had been the environmental coordinator since...