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Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John  Spears reports an accidental shooting that occurred in the town of Sterling on Skrede Road at approximately 5:25 p.m on Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Office Antonio A. Cruz,  71, of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the […]

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Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

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Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore, Wis. – On Thursday, November 20, the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District Board accepted the retirement announcement and resignation of President Duane M. Ford, effective June 30, 2015. Ford became President of Southwest Tech on July 1, 2011.  Prior to coming to Southwest Tech, he served as the Dean of the College of Business, […]

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La Crosse man charged with homocide in death of tow truck driver

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Black River Falls, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse man has been charged with negligent homicide in the roadside death of a tow truck operator. Authorities say 50-year-old Steven Dolan was driving the pickup truck that struck and killed Nathan Walsh last month along Interstate 94 near Osseo. The 38-year-old Walsh was wearing reflective gear and […]

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Second year of work wrapping up on I-90 bridge

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The second year of the massive Interstate 90 bridge construction project is drawing to a close. Fifty feet above the Mississippi River, ironworkers wire together thousands of pieces of rebar that will provide support to the concrete piers that will hold up the new $187.5 million interstate bridge. The project […]

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Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. —Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Board of Directors has named Barbara “Barb” Nick as the organization’s next President and CEO. She will succeed William “Bill” Berg who is retiring at the end of the year. Bill has been at the helm at Dairyland since 1990 and with the cooperative since 1974. “Barb brings more […]

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Update-Cause of explosion and fire at La Crosse fuel company undetermined

Update-Cause of explosion and fire at La Crosse fuel company undetermined

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The cause of an explosion and fire at a La Crosse fuel plant is under investigation. Fire officials say one person who was injured in the blast at Midwest Fuels Wednesday is out of the hospital. The company says eight people were working at the time of the explosion and fire. Three of seven tanks […]

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THEFT ALERT: AIR CONDITIONING UNITS

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The La Crosse Police Department is investigating the theft of central air conditioning units from La Crosse area Churches and businesses. Over the last week there have been 17 central air conditioning units reported stolen. The thieves are cutting power and refrigerant lines, and removing the entire central air conditioning unit. It is believed the […]

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FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County

FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $454,808 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Vernon County, Wis., for the acquisition and demolition of seven residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties located in the Town of Webster and Town of Christiana will be maintained […]

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train coming back to our area again

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train coming back to our area again

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is returning to the rails for a 16th year to raise money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues across Canada and the United States. Since its launch in 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to C$9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food […]

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