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Update-Lancaster man now charged in Grant County with homicide

Update-Lancaster man now charged in Grant County with homicide

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Criminal charges have been filed in La Crosse County against a man accused of killing a cab driver and leading police on a high-speed chase. Prosecutors say Timmy Johnson Jr. admitted killing 79-year-old Merle Forbes in June after calling him for a cab ride near the University of Platteville. Johnson […]

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6 Wisconsin health care systems form partnership

6 Wisconsin health care systems form partnership

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Six major Wisconsin health care organizations are forming a partnership to reduce costs and improve care. Gundersen Health System Vice President Mark Platt says the partnership is not a merger. The six organizations will remain separate but they may work together to buy equipment or hire information technology services so […]

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Audio Report: Citizens sound off on city of Viroqua action to remove flowers and gardens at seven homes

Audio Report: Citizens sound off on city of Viroqua action to remove flowers and gardens at seven homes

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is an audio report on a special meeting held at the Viroqua High School on Tuesday to hear citizen reaction to actions by the city to involuntarily remove gardens and flowers from the city owned boulevards last week. Over 100 people attended and voiced their views on both sides for a little over an […]

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Major drug bust in Tomah area nets over $80,000 in cocaine

Major drug bust in Tomah area nets over $80,000 in cocaine

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators in Monroe County say on August 2 information was obtained that two male subjects, later identified as Jesus Sanchez and Danny Mercado, were going to be in the Camp Douglas and Tomah area with a large amount of cocaine to be distributed. Additional information indicated that these subjects had been distributing cocaine in the […]

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La Crosse man faces 28 years for sexual assault

La Crosse man faces 28 years for sexual assault

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse man convicted of sexually assaulting his neighbor after allegedly telling her, “It’s your lucky night,” faces up to 28 years in prison. A La Crosse Tribune report says 22-year-old Jarrett D. Walch is to be sentenced in October. He pleaded guilty last week to second-degree sexual assault. […]

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Students may qualify for free tuition in new Western program

Students may qualify for free tuition in new Western program

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is offering a Sales Management pathway program at no cost to qualified students. The pathway approach allows students to earn credentials that lead to jobs and, if the student is interested, to progress through the pathway to career advancement and qualifications. In October of 2013, Western Technical College, […]

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Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Twin Cities man receiving scuba-diving instruction at Jackson County lake died in what authorities said Monday appears to be an accident. The incident occurred about noon Sunday in Lake Wazee near Black River Falls in Jackson County, said Sheriff Duane M. Waldera. The victim was identified Monday by the county coroner’s office as Jeffrey […]

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Coal delivery issue causes fuel shortage at Xcel

Coal delivery issue causes fuel shortage at Xcel

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Coal delivery issues are causing a fuel shortage at one of Minnesota’s largest electrical generators. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke wrote a letter dated July 23 to the Federal Surface Transportation Board, saying rail carrier BNSF has fallen behind on coal deliveries to the 2,500-megawatt Sherco plant. It generates nearly […]

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Anti-carp effort starts on Mississippi River

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genoa, Wis (AP) – A project involving an experimental underwater speaker system designed to repel invasive Asian carp has started at the lock and dam on the Mississippi near Genoa. Project leaders are expected to provide more details about the effort today. University of Minnesota researcher Peter Sorensen and his team from the Minnesota Aquatic […]

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Man struck and killed on Sauk County highway

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a man walking on a highway in Sauk County has been struck and killed. Authorities say the 31-year-old man was walking in the lane of traffic on county Highway BD early Sunday near the Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport and Ho-Chunk Casino. Sheriff’s deputies say the man died at the […]

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