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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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Judge says no new trial in double homicide

Judge says no new trial in double homicide

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A judge has refused to grant a new trial for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son in a La Crosse camera store. The La Crosse Tribune reports that La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez on Friday rejected Jeffrey Lepsch’s arguments that jurors were biased against […]

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Monroe County looking for help in solving rash of thefts

Monroe County looking for help in solving rash of thefts

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a ration of thefts that have been occurring recently. The thefts are occurring in the area of Tomah and Tunnel City. The thefts are happening in unlocked vehicles and garages. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to secure their vehicles and houses. Also be aware of things […]

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Capsized boat discovered on the Mississippi from hunters who had already been rescued

Capsized boat discovered on the Mississippi from hunters who had already been rescued

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff’s personnel responded to a report of a capsized boat on the Mississippi River and discovered it belonged to a couple or La Crosse hunters who had capsized the boat the night before but had already been rescued by another hunter. On Thursday at approximately 11:35 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office was called by […]

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Campbell Town Board finally reaches decision on embattled police chief

Campbell Town Board finally reaches decision on embattled police chief

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. (AP) – The police chief of a small town near La Crosse accused of harassing a local tea party activist is leaving his job. The Town of Campbell and Tim Kelemen have reached an agreement which pays the chief for about 330 hours. The 37-year-old chief was earlier charged with a […]

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Hillsboro teens suffer injuries in rollover crash

Hillsboro teens suffer injuries in rollover crash

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred Thursday at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the town of Hillsboro, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to a Hillsboro teen. According to the Sheriff”s Office Madison K. Mitchell,  17, of rural Hillsboro was traveling north in a four-door pickup truck on County Road F, […]

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