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Toddler hurt in SWAT drug raid in Georgia

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia family says a toddler was seriously hurt by a flash grenade when a SWAT team carried out a drug raid at their home. Alecia Phonesavanh told local media outlets that her 19-month-old son was sleeping in his playpen when the raid began Wednesday morning. She says the flash grenade, which […]

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Wisconsin Claims Board will hear man’s case again

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The family of a Wisconsin man who died soon after he was denied compensation for a wrongful conviction plans to press his case again before the Wisconsin Claims Board. Forest Shomberg spent six years in prison for a sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him in 2009. He sought $102,500 in […]

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Unruly guests at Prairie du Chien motel arrested for meth

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Two people are arrested at a Prairie du Chien motel after police find drugs and drug making equipment in their room. On Saturday, Chief Chad Abram said police were sent to the unnamed motel to help staff remove two unwanted guests.  When officers arrived, they found methamphetamine, marijuana, along with […]

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State agencies warn residents, give tips on arctic temps

State agencies warn residents, give tips on arctic temps

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

(MADISON) – Wisconsin needs to be ready for a dangerous blast of arctic air that will be moving into the state Sunday night and hovering over through Tuesday. The system will drop temperatures and wind chills to levels not seen since 1996, causing potentially life threatening conditions. The Departments of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Health Services […]

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Dense fog Advisory in effect until noon this afternoon

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY. * DENSE FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO AROUND A QUARTER MILE. * THESE LOW VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE VISIBILITIES WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE […]

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Wisconsin’s drought continues despite heavy rains last week

Wisconsin’s drought continues despite heavy rains last week

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

By:Andrew Beckett Despite some heavy rains last weekend, Wisconsin’s drought conditions barely changed during the past week. The latest US Drought Monitor update shows almost 60 percent of the state’s land area is abnormally dry or worse, and about 17 percent of the Badger State remains in a severe drought. Both numbers are about the […]

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Cashton teen arrested for vandalizing Eagle Scout project in Chaseburg

Cashton teen arrested for vandalizing Eagle Scout project in Chaseburg

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department released a statement yesterday saying they have made an arrest in connection with the vandalism that occurred this past weekend in the Chaseburg Village Park. Arrested was Lewis W. Gameson, 17, of rural Cashton and formal charges of Criminal Damage to Property will be sought through the Vernon County District Attorney. On Sunday morning, September […]

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Chester A. Hendrickson

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chester A. Hendrickson, age 84 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua with Pastor Lindsay Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may […]

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Raw milk bill hearing in La Crosse

Raw milk bill hearing in La Crosse

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A second hearing on a senate bill that will allow limited sales of raw milk by farmers in Wisconsin directly to consumers will took place in La Crosse yesterday. Senate Bill 236  was authored by Sen. Glenn Grothman  (R-Milwaukee) says the bill would would let dairy farmers register with the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer […]

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Record night for Vernon County Fair Meat Animal Sale

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hogs The annual meat animal sale was held a the Vernon County Fair on Saturday night and there was a lot of bidding on a  lot of animals.  Alex Bolstad sold his Grand Champion hog for $4 a pound to Village Market and Dawson Swenson sold his barrow for $3.60 a pound to Organic Prairie. […]

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