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Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for his actions that likely saved the life of a 79-year-old woman whose vehicle went off the road and was submerged in a pond. According to the Juneau County Sheriff’s office on Monday at 10:42 a.m., they received a call from a frantic female who told them […]

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Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A majority of Wisconsin schools and school districts meet or exceedexpectations for student achievement, according to the annual report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. DPI says 88.3 percent of schools and 98.1 percent of districts had scores that met expectations or better. The report card evaluates schools and districts on achievement and […]

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Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sparta police are reporting that on September 6th, at 10:23 pm, officers responded to a fight outside Club 16 involving several members of a wedding party. Officers arrived and saw Joshua M. Bray, 25, of Boscobel, running north across Wisconsin Street. Witnesses stated Bray had been starting problems inside Club 16.  According to witnesses, Bray got […]

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Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears talks about an explosion that destroyed a home and business on State Highway 35 just north of Genoa on Friday morning.     Genoa, Wis. – According the Vernon County Sheriff John Spears a home and business were destroyed by an explosion and a fire around 6 a.m. Friday. Spears […]

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Southwest Technical College names learning center after former president

Southwest Technical College names learning center after former president

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore, Wis. –  Southwest Wisconsin Technical College announced the naming of the new Karen R. Knox Learning Center during a dedication ceremony honoring the College’s past president on Wednesday, September 10. Dr. Knox served as the President of  Southwest Tech from 1999-2011. Prior to her presidency, she held positions as a Business Machines Instructor and then […]

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La Crosse man arrested in Massachusetts shooting

La Crosse man arrested in Massachusetts shooting

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) – The two people who were shot Wednesday night in a Danvers hotel are expected to survive, police said. A suspect is in custody. Jonathan R. Alequin, 27, of La Crosse, Wis., is scheduled to be arraigned in Salem District Court on today on unspecified charges, police said in a statement. Alequin […]

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Former Iowa city manager pulls gun over taxes and dies after scuffle

Former Iowa city manager pulls gun over taxes and dies after scuffle

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maquoketa, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man who was killed during a public meeting shot at a county official despite numerous pleas from a group to put the gun down, a witness said Wednesday. Francis Glaser pulled a small handgun from a briefcase Tuesday as a group prepared to leave a recently adjourned county supervisors […]

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White Nose Syndrome found in Grant County bat population

White Nose Syndrome found in Grant County bat population

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP)  Wisconsin wildlife officials say a deadly bat disease hasn’t spread beyond a single Grant County mine. The Department of Natural Resources found signs of white-nose syndrome in the mine during surveys of 135 mines and caves between January and March. Test results released in April showed 2 percent of bats in the […]

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Trempealeau County frac-sand mine fined

Trempealeau County frac-sand mine fined

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Trempealeau County frac-sand mine will be paying a major fine to the state for environmental violations. The Department of Justice says Arcadia Sand LLC violated their storm water pollution permit in May of 2013 when the berm at their storage facility failed during a major storm. When the berm failed, a large amount of […]

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Former Houston County jailer faces felonies for inmate relationship

Former Houston County jailer faces felonies for inmate relationship

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

CALEDONIA, Minn. — A former Houston County Jail worker faces felony charges after he was accused of having sex with an inmate, according to authorities. Bruce Hugo Muenkel was charged Monday with two felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct. The criminal complaint alleges that criminal behavior of a sexual nature occurred both within the jail […]

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