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Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining on the community of La Farge Wednesday in more ways then one way. It was a perfect summer day and Vernon Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic that will serve that community for years to come. It is a facility that has been in the planning for […]

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State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was honored recently by the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) with a “WCA Outstanding Legislator Award” for her work on behalf of county government during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senator Shilling has been a real supporter of county issues this past […]

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1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

63-year-old Dana G. Crohn of rural Camp Douglas was seriously injured when she tried to avoid a deer with her motorcycle Wednesday night.  According to Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin, Crohn was driving east on State Hwy 16 about four tenths of a mile east of Cty Hwy N in the town of Tomah when a […]

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41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office 41-year-old Nathan Bousman of Sparta received non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Bousman was traveling on Cty Hwy D when he lost control of the truck on a curve and rolled over. The tank of the truck became detached in the process of rolling […]

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Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling that upholds Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits in federal health insurance exchanges; earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the tax credits. The conflicting rulings create uncertainty for Wisconsinites due to Governor Scott Walker’s […]

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Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

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Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash that occurred on July 21,  at approximately 6:35 pm. The accident occurred on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. Ginger Jacobs, 48, of rural Westby was driving north on US Hwy 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound […]

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Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street just east of East Avenue. Jeremy D. Briggs, 38 of Sparta, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Wisconsin Street when he was struck from behind by a motorist who was also driving eastbound. Briggs […]

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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

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La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week the La Crosse County Board, as well as the Dane County Board, approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Walker and conservatives in the Legislature. So far 8 counties have adopted this referendum, La Crosse, […]

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