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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The USDA will finance more than $10.4 million in loans and $3.1 million in grants to improve water quality and help protect the environment and natural resources. The projects listed below will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new […]

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Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Viroqua Police Department reported a theft at the Wild West Days grounds (Nelson Parkway) this week and are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible. According to the police department several of the buildings on the grounds were entered sometime in early October and number of items were stolen. Taken were two […]

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Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered […]

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New tactical team trains in Crawford County

New tactical team trains in Crawford County

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2013, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office along with the Prairie du Chien Police Department began talks to form a joint tactical operation team. With approval from Sheriff Dale McCullick and Chief Chad Abram, the team was formed under the title of “Tri-River Special Operations Team.” The K9 Unit just recently joined the team as […]

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Statewide search for Jackson County man

Statewide search for Jackson County man

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A statewide alert has been issued by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for an 18-year-old man convicted of sexual assault of a child. Caleb Rave of Black River Falls was on electronic monitoring/GPS and under house arrest, awaiting sentencing on Oct. 31, when he fled the area on Monday after withdrawing a large amount of […]

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Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man is charged with illegally taking 134 ginseng plants from a state preserve. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the plant has significant value and is typically sold in Asia, where it’s used as a natural medicine. Allan W. Gates of Central City is facing charges related to the plants’ […]

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Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier today fire crews responded to the 3M manufacturing plant in Prairie du Chien for a fire. That fire turned out to be fairly minor with some ductwork in a construction area. Here is an interview from our sister station WQPC with Plant Manager Tom Harris on exactly what happened.      

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Prairie du Chien man crashes in Vernon County after suffering medical condition

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 75-year-old Prairie du Chien man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident caused by a medical problem. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Byron Bills was driving south on State Highway 14 near B&L Lane in the town of Franklin when he lost control of his vehicle,  left the road and rolled over. He […]

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Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Westby, WI – Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The National Network of Weatherization Assistance Programs, of which Couleecap is a member, provide cost-effective, […]

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