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Two area teens injured in crash in town of Wilton

Two area teens injured in crash in town of Wilton

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports two area teenagers were injured as the result of a crash near Tomah on Saturday. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian D. Brieske-Mendoza,16, of Norwalk was driving east on Hwy 71 around 3 pm Saturday, just east of Locust Rd. in the town of Wilton, when he lost control of […]

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(Update) Viroqua man wanted for attacking man with hammer arrested

(Update) Viroqua man wanted for attacking man with hammer arrested

| July 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

According the Vernon County Crime Stoppers Bingenheimer has now been arrested.   Previous Story The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old man from Viroqua that is wanted for allegedly assaulting another man with a hammer in the town of Franklin on Friday afternoon. Accoding to the sheriff’s […]

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Kwik Trip Corp. earns A+ from consumer group for fuel offerings

Kwik Trip Corp. earns A+ from consumer group for fuel offerings

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE – A recent report card released by the Renewable Fuels Association gave Wisconsin based Kwik Trip an A+ for making higher level blends of ethanol available at more than 1 of every 4 stations they operate. “We all know the impact ethanol has had on our economy in the state, contributing more than a billion dollars to […]

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9-year-old Lancaster boy dies in grain bin

9-year-old Lancaster boy dies in grain bin

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lancaster, Wis. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy died when he became trapped in a grain bin Thursday, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Crews were called to 2558 Dry Hollow Rd. in the town of Liberty at 11:18 a.m. for a report of a boy trapped in a grain bin. The boy was found at […]

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La Crosse woman killed and man injured in I94 crash

La Crosse woman killed and man injured in I94 crash

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators said a 69-year-old La Crosse man was driving west on Interstate 94 near mile marker 73 near Mauston when he crossed the median and the eastbound lanes before striking a large tree in the west ditch. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol the 64-year-old La Crosse female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene […]

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Latest Vernon County road closures

Latest Vernon County road closures

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Updated Wednesday, July 11 at 10 am   Road Name Town/City Problem Notes KOUBA VALLEY RD GREENWOOD ROAD CLOSED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – CLOSED FROM ADDRESS E17533-E17883 FOR A FEW MONTHS COUNTY ROAD D STARK ROAD CLOSED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – CLOSED FROM HIGHWAY 82 SOUTH TO THOMPSON RD FOR 7 WEEKS. PLUM RUN RD STARK […]

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State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has revealed a growing structural deficit in the state’s Veterans Trust Fund. While the fund had a cash balance of $19.9 million in 2011, it is now projected to face a $46.1 million budget shortfall by 2019. The DVA report to the […]

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Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking for a disaster declaration for Grant County due to storm and tornado damage from last month. Walker on Wednesday made the request to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If granted, low interest loans would be available to businesses and individuals affected by the storms. In addition […]

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2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Husband and wife police officers from the La Crosse area who were returning from vacation are credited with helping victims of a fiery crash in Kentucky. West Salem Officer Jeremy Randall and La Crosse Officer Jovanna Randall were heading home from Lexington with their children when they saw a tractor […]

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As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

(AP) – Disclosures from railroads show they’re hauling several dozens of trains carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains through Wisconsin weekly. State officials released the information in response to an Associated Presspublic records request. The disclosures show BNSF Railway has moved up to 42 trains in a week through eight counties along the Mississippi […]

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