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Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

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Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

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Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

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GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE – Revised estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) regarding the cost of Gov. Walker’s health care rationing plan have added to the upcoming budget crisis for state taxpayers. An update from the LFB revealed that Gov. Walker’s Medicaid plan is costing taxpayers $206 million – almost $100 million more than originally expected – […]

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Missing Crawford County girl found safe

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

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Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

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Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the injuries to one party. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 pm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on State Hwy 16 and Cty Hwy A. A vehicle driven by Lisa Frazier, 51, of Tomah was stopped at […]

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Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in […]

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Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sunday at 3:50 pm the Crawford County dispatch center was notified of a motorcycle crash on State Hwy 171 about 2/10ths mile east of Gays Mills. Donald Galle, 58, of Dubuque, IA was driving a motorcycle west on the Orchard Hill, negotiating a curve when he lost control of the cycle, slid across the […]

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