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Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man is charged with illegally taking 134 ginseng plants from a state preserve. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the plant has significant value and is typically sold in Asia, where it’s used as a natural medicine. Allan W. Gates of Central City is facing charges related to the plants’ […]

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Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier today fire crews responded to the 3M manufacturing plant in Prairie du Chien for a fire. That fire turned out to be fairly minor with some ductwork in a construction area. Here is an interview from our sister station WQPC with Plant Manager Tom Harris on exactly what happened.  

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Prairie du Chien man crashes in Vernon County after suffering medical condition

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 75-year-old Prairie du Chien man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident caused by a medical problem. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Byron Bills was driving south on State Highway 14 near B&L Lane in the town of Franklin when he lost control of his vehicle,  left the road and rolled over. He […]

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Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Westby, WI – Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The National Network of Weatherization Assistance Programs, of which Couleecap is a member, provide cost-effective, […]

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2 people from West Salem injured in Monroe County crash

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports two people from West Salem were injured when their vehicle overturned on Wednesday in Monroe County. At about 11:02 p.m. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was driving north on State Highway 27, .3 miles south of Eagle Ave. in the town of Sparta when she veered across the center […]

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Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 […]

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Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore – Southwest Tech is celebrating October as National Cosmetology Month, by hosting a Grand Opening in the Creative Elements Student Salon on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The Creative Elements Salon has just re-opened after recent renovations. Current students in the Cosmetology program will be providing complimentary hand massages, paraffin dips, […]

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Two UW-La Crosse administrators struck by car

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse administrators are recovering from injuries suffered when they were struck by a car. Chancellor Joe Gow says the university’s vice chancellor of administration and finance, Bob Hetzel, and registrar Christine Bakkum were walking to work Tuesday when they were hit. They were taken to a […]

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17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the town of Stark. According to the Sheriff’s Office 17-year-old Sarah R. Wegner of rural La Farge was driving west on State Highway 82 just east of the village of La Farge when she traveled slightly onto the gravel […]

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Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft on Thistle Lane in the Township of Seneca. A brush guard was stolen off of a 2010 Dodge truck. The brush guard has three and a half inch black tubing with a chrome grill that is dented and has a WI plate […]

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