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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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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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Senator Schilling to be in Viroqua next Tuesday

Senator Schilling to be in Viroqua next Tuesday

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Tuesday, July 22nd at the Viroqua High School. 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. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:00pm-5:00pm […]

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40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Sauk County judge has sentenced a baby sitter to 40 years in prison for the death of an infant in her care. Jeanette Janusiak was convicted of killing 4-month-old Payten Rain Shearer, the daughter of her best friend. The 27-year-old Reedsburg woman insists she was wrongly convicted. She told Judge […]

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Wisconsin site to host War of 1812 re-enactment

Wisconsin site to host War of 1812 re-enactment

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A southwestern Wisconsin historical site is set to host a re-enactment of a War of 1812 battle. The Villa Louis mansion will commemorate the 200th anniversary of a battle on Saturday and Sunday. The battle, which pitted U.S. troops against British-Canadian soldiers, took place on what is now the mansion’s west […]

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(Update) Autopsy shows missing man found in Black River died of accidental drowning

(Update) Autopsy shows missing man found in Black River died of accidental drowning

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The La Crosse Police released the following statement this afternoon: The autopsy of Shalim Augustine was conducted at the Dane County Medical Examiners Office on Saturday morning. Their examination lead to the La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office to rule the preliminary Cause of Death as Drowning, with the Manner of Death classified as an […]

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