Latest Reid Magney Stories

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....

2008-06-27 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...

2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 25--TWO MORE CANDIDATES -- a Democrat and a Libertarian -- are getting into the race for the 91st Assembly District. That would bring the total to 10 people seeking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring state Rep. Barbara Gronemus, D-Whitehall, who has held it since 1980. Democrat Steve Boe is a 2002 graduate of Blair-Taylor High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The former intern for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse,...

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