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Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week on how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment. The training is a response to rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi. North Dakota has more than […]

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Wisconsin heating assistance now available

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assistance is now available to help low-income families in Wisconsin with winter heating bills. The assistance is available from the State Energy Office through May 15. The state estimates that 227,000 households will take advantage of the program this season, up from the nearly 225,000 who were in it last year. […]

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Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sheriff John B. Spears, would like to let the citizens of Vernon County know that in conjunction with the Vernon County Humane Society, Deputies Eric Tollackson and Phil Welch were sent to the Wisconsin Humane Officer Training course, which was held in Madison on September 22- 26. Spears said the course was provided by the […]

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(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – After vandalism led to the death of a number of pheasant chicks at Richland Center High School, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources donated 110 young pheasants from the State Game Farm in Poynette, Wis. Back in August someone broke into the Richland Center High School and either killed or let loose the […]

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Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for your help. The Vernon County Sheriff’s office says sometime during the night of Friday, September 26,  a house on Ridge Road northwest of the City of Hillsboro was burglarized. Forced entry was made to the house and once inside, the suspect(s) […]

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State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Friday, October 3rd in Wauzeka and Gays Mills. Members of the public are invited to sit down with Sen. Shilling and discuss their thoughts or concerns regarding legislation or any state government issues. Friday, October 3, 2014 […]

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Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – Wisconsin’s health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin’s technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector. The successful grant application comes under the fourth installment of a multi-year, nearly $2.0 billion federal […]

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Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

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(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says Westby Schools initiated a lock down of their schools after an unconfirmed report of a man with an assault rifle Monday afternoon. Spears says officers responded to the scene within minutes and they were unable to locate anyone matching the description or find anyone with a gun in […]

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Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College to host Open House

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. For […]

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