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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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(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forty-four-year-old Jonathan Neunaber of  rural Akron, Iowa is being held as a material witness in the deaths of his elderly parents has been returned to Plymouth County and is being held in the county jail. Neunaber was transported by deputies over the weekend from the correctional facility in La Crosse where he was taken into custody last week after […]

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(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two area bridges crossing the Mississippi River are scheduled to start construction on upgrades in the next week, one in Iowa and one in Minnesota. In Dubuque Iowa authorities are preparing to temporarily close down a bridge that connects Iowa with Illinois. The Telegraph Herald reports the Julien Dubuque Bridge is scheduled to close for […]

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De Soto man escapes injury as vehicle destroyed by fire

De Soto man escapes injury as vehicle destroyed by fire

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A De Soto man escaped injury Thursday morning but his car was completely destroyed by fire. Sheriff John Spears reports Richard Mellem, 66, of Desoto was traveling South on Devlin St. when he heard a loud pop. At that time he saw flames coming out from under the front fenders. Mellem attempted to put the […]

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