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Jackson County authorities searching for woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

Jackson County authorities searching for woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jackson County authorities say they are searching for a Taylor woman charged in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in October 2012. Law enforcement officials say she is wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s office after failing to appear in court. Randi Rupnow also known as Randi Taylor, is charged with Homicide by Negligent Operation […]

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Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse-based health care network is completing a $14 million project that uses cow manure to produce electricity. Gundersen Health System was set to unveil the plant at GL Dairy Biogas Farm in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on Monday morning. The La Crosse Tribune reports the company’s joint […]

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Car and motorcycle start on fire in Vernon County crash

Car and motorcycle start on fire in Vernon County crash

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a motorcycle vs. van crash that occurred on Black River Road west of Hornby Road in the Town of Franklin on Sunday at 11:08 a.m. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Gale L. Olson, 74, of Viroqua was driving east on Black River Road making a left turn into […]

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Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The driver of a vehicle that was killed in a Monroe County crash on Sunday has now been identified. Authorities have identified the man as 40-year-old Travis Anderson of Black River Falls.     Previous Story – Oct. 6,2014 Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a fatal motor vehicle crash. According to the Sheriff’s Office […]

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Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, district residents will be asked to vote on a referendum to allow the Sparta Area School District to budget for an additional $750,000 of revenue beyond what is allowed by the current Wisconsin school aid formula for each of the next four years. The ballot will ask voters to consider the […]

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WSU research team studying sweeter cranberries

WSU research team studying sweeter cranberries

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

WINONA, Minn. (AP) – A team of biologists at Winona State University is testing a new variety of more naturally sweet cranberries. Five student researchers and professor Ted Wilson are conducting a clinical study of the new fruit that’s being developed through Rutgers University and its health benefits in comparison to that of standard sweetened […]

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Sparta man arrested after pulling sword on Cub Scouts

Sparta man arrested after pulling sword on Cub Scouts

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some Cub Scouts in Sparta got a little more than they bargained for while selling popcorn door to door earlier this week. On Wednesday Sparta police received a call from the parent of a Cub Scout who was selling popcorn door-to-door. The parent told police three children had walked up and knocked on the door […]

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Car pulled from Mississippi reported stolen 14 years ago

Car pulled from Mississippi reported stolen 14 years ago

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

WINONA, Minn. – (AP) Winona County authorities say a dredging crew pulled a car from the Mississippi River that was reported stolen more than 14 years ago. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says the car was found just before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday near the East End Boat Harbor in Winona. Crews worked to retrieve […]

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SWTC in Fennimore to celebrate Careers in Construction Month

SWTC in Fennimore to celebrate Careers in Construction Month

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore — Southwest Tech is joining the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in celebrating October as Careers in Construction Month.  With the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the construction industry, now is the time to help individuals build successful careers in construction. This year, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) will debut […]

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NTSB blames fatal towboat accident that killed a Genoa man on operator

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) – A federal report says a fatal towboat accident near La Crescent occurred because the vessel’s operator was not properly trained. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the driver told investigators he didn’t know he had to press a button on the control board in order to steer the towboat. […]

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