Latest La Crosse Stories

2008-07-16 03:00:29

By Magney, Reid It's been nearly a year since the start of private mediation on whether the city of La Crosse should start its own ambulance service, but the issue remains unsettled. In the next two weeks, La Crosse City Council and La Crosse County Board members will get separate updates in closed meetings about the mediation with Tri- State Ambulance, officials said Friday. Mayor Mark Johnsrud hinted there may be some movement. "I think that the county and the city have come to common...

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...

2008-07-01 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...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.