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Trempealeau County regulators shut down frack sand mine

Trempealeau County regulators shut down frack sand mine

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

INDEPENDENCE, WIS. — Trempealeau County regulators have shut down a frack sand mine that they say was dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond. The Star Tribune reports the Guza Pit near Independence was shut down this week after operating without a permit. County zoning office chief Kevin Lien says the mine could face fines. […]

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(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

***Warning — There is some graphic language in the video****   DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say three college students have rescued a 10-point buck from a 10-foot sinkhole. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the animal was rescued last week from a Winneshiek County farm near Decorah. The three high school friends […]

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Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Richland County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and a third deer on a Marathon County hunting preserve also tested positive, State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to thestate on […]

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Another cougar sighting in Wisconsin

Another cougar sighting in Wisconsin

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says check those trail cameras and keep watch for large mammals like this cougar. DNR officials say providing information about what you see and where you see it is valuable information we use to track movements of large mammals. This cougar was spotted on a trail camera in Lincoln […]

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33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a traffic fatality as the result of traffic accident that happened just before midnight on Monday night in the Utica Township. Crawford County deputies arrived at the intersection of  State Highway 27 and Bob White Glen Road and found a 33-year-old Mt Sterling man pinned in the vehicle and non-responsive. […]

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Jackson County authorities searching for woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

Jackson County authorities searching for woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jackson County authorities say they are searching for a Taylor woman charged in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in October 2012. Law enforcement officials say she is wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s office after failing to appear in court. Randi Rupnow also known as Randi Taylor, is charged with Homicide by Negligent Operation […]

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Car and motorcycle start on fire in Vernon County crash

Car and motorcycle start on fire in Vernon County crash

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a motorcycle vs. van crash that occurred on Black River Road west of Hornby Road in the Town of Franklin on Sunday at 11:08 a.m. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Gale L. Olson, 74, of Viroqua was driving east on Black River Road making a left turn into […]

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Supreme Court decision not to hear case makes Gay marriage legal in Wisconsin

Supreme Court decision not to hear case makes Gay marriage legal in Wisconsin

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with […]

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Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The driver of a vehicle that was killed in a Monroe County crash on Sunday has now been identified. Authorities have identified the man as 40-year-old Travis Anderson of Black River Falls.     Previous Story – Oct. 6,2014 Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a fatal motor vehicle crash. According to the Sheriff’s Office […]

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Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, district residents will be asked to vote on a referendum to allow the Sparta Area School District to budget for an additional $750,000 of revenue beyond what is allowed by the current Wisconsin school aid formula for each of the next four years. The ballot will ask voters to consider the […]

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