Evictions have surged in La Crosse County since the lifting of a temporary eviction ban, despite the launch of a state program to help renters.
The city is cutting the library’s budget by 10%, resulting in an announcement of 15 layoffs. Meanwhile, funding for the police department will be cut by just 0.8%.
Tiny Richland Center, population 5,184, in 2019 received a hulking mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, valued at $767,000 from the Pentagon.
Nurse Jayne Swiggum is running for state senate free from any financial influencers and wants to give working people a real voice in the statehouse.
Read this interview with local activist Katrina Sletten about what the protests in La Crosse and beyond against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality mean.
The La Crosse Police Department in 2015 quietly dropped the use of neck restraints as a permissible technique for the city’s police officers.
Republican Dan Kapanke is back and looking to reclaim the state senate seat he lost to Jennifer Shilling in 2011.
Last October, former state Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, signed a letter in support of the proposed Nemadji Trails natural gas plant. Now she’s been hired to lobby for Dairyland Power, which is one of two firms backing the project.
Local protesters against police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer have made a list of demands to La Crosse City Mayor Tim Kabat.
Landlords filed at least 20 eviction cases against tenants in La Crosse County in the first two days after the eviction moratorium was lifted across Wisconsin.