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Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A Wisconsin congressman is continuing to urge oil shippers to chemically stabilize the oil before sending it on trains. Third District Democrat Ron Kind (D-WI) of La Crosse says there are perils with shipping oil, either by pipeline or by railcar, but a relatively low-cost additive makes the oil much less volatile. […]

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Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The owner of a plane and the pilot that is believed to have died when his plane crashed in the Atlantic over the weekend has ties to Viroqua. WISN in Milwaukee has confirmed that Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, who also had ties to Viroqua, was the pilot of a plane that entered restricted airspace over […]

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Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern Wisconsin historical site this weekend. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages. The agenda includes obstacle races, show […]

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GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE – As campuses across the state prepare for the start of another school year, legislative inaction on the student loan debt crisis continues to burden residents and working families. Key legislation supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to make college more affordable, provide student loan debt relief and lower costs for Wisconsin […]

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VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

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USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

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Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

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Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

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Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn’t seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow. Ammon Swartzentruber appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Wednesday to contest a […]

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Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Wisconsin Education Fair to be held Tuesday, September 30, from 9 – 11am in the University of Wisconsin-Richland gymnasium, offers people an opportunity to explore options and gather information useful in planning their future. This free event provides high school students and adults considering a career change the opportunity to talk about their […]

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