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Rep. Billings Lauds Plan for Updated Rest Area and Welcome Center

Rep. Billings Lauds Plan for Updated Rest Area and Welcome Center

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The state plans to build a new rest stop to replace the one in La Crosse on Interstate 90. Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that the new rest area will be constructed in 2016 in coordination with planned reconstruction of I-90. Walker says the new rest area will continue to provide space for the state […]

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(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forty-four-year-old Jonathan Neunaber of  rural Akron, Iowa is being held as a material witness in the deaths of his elderly parents has been returned to Plymouth County and is being held in the county jail. Neunaber was transported by deputies over the weekend from the correctional facility in La Crosse where he was taken into custody last week after […]

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7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin agricultural officials have added seven more counties to the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine. The Department of Agriculture has found the destructive insect in three of those seven counties – Columbia, Grant and Monroe. The rest are in close proximity, which include Richland, Iowa, Lafayette and Green. That brings the […]

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(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two area bridges crossing the Mississippi River are scheduled to start construction on upgrades in the next week, one in Iowa and one in Minnesota. In Dubuque Iowa authorities are preparing to temporarily close down a bridge that connects Iowa with Illinois. The Telegraph Herald reports the Julien Dubuque Bridge is scheduled to close for […]

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De Soto man escapes injury as vehicle destroyed by fire

De Soto man escapes injury as vehicle destroyed by fire

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A De Soto man escaped injury Thursday morning but his car was completely destroyed by fire. Sheriff John Spears reports Richard Mellem, 66, of Desoto was traveling South on Devlin St. when he heard a loud pop. At that time he saw flames coming out from under the front fenders. Mellem attempted to put the […]

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(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor has charged a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly signing a tea party leader up for solicitations from gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger charged Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen on Thursday with one count of […]

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9-year-old Lancaster boy killed in grain bin identified

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a 9-year-old boy who died after becoming trapped in a grain bin on his family’s farm wasn’t trying to fix equipment as previously thought. The Grant County sheriff’s office identified the boy Wednesday as Nathan Sensenig. Initial reports indicated the boy climbed into the bin on […]

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State to build new rest stop in La Crosse

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state plans to build a new rest stop to replace the one in La Crosse on Interstate 90. Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that the new rest area will be constructed in 2016 in coordination with planned reconstruction of I-90. Walker says the new rest area will continue to provide […]

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College for you this fall at UW-Richland?  Now is the time to get ready . . .

College for you this fall at UW-Richland? Now is the time to get ready . . .

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those considering college this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Richland will want to take action soon. Adults thinking about returning to the classroom, this fall or in the future, can get answers to their questions and information at a program coming up from 5-7pm Tuesday, July 29 in the Sengstock Conference Room/Melvill Hall on campus. […]

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Grant and surrounding counties get disaster help

Grant and surrounding counties get disaster help

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

              MADISON, Wis. — Low-interest loans will be available to individuals and businesses that suffered damaged following a string of tornadoes and heavy storms that hit the Grant County area last month. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request for a disaster […]

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