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Students may qualify for free tuition in new Western program

Students may qualify for free tuition in new Western program

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is offering a Sales Management pathway program at no cost to qualified students. The pathway approach allows students to earn credentials that lead to jobs and, if the student is interested, to progress through the pathway to career advancement and qualifications. In October of 2013, Western Technical College, […]

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Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Twin Cities man receiving scuba-diving instruction at Jackson County lake died in what authorities said Monday appears to be an accident. The incident occurred about noon Sunday in Lake Wazee near Black River Falls in Jackson County, said Sheriff Duane M. Waldera. The victim was identified Monday by the county coroner’s office as Jeffrey […]

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Coal delivery issue causes fuel shortage at Xcel

Coal delivery issue causes fuel shortage at Xcel

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Coal delivery issues are causing a fuel shortage at one of Minnesota’s largest electrical generators. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke wrote a letter dated July 23 to the Federal Surface Transportation Board, saying rail carrier BNSF has fallen behind on coal deliveries to the 2,500-megawatt Sherco plant. It generates nearly […]

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Anti-carp effort starts on Mississippi River

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genoa, Wis (AP) – A project involving an experimental underwater speaker system designed to repel invasive Asian carp has started at the lock and dam on the Mississippi near Genoa. Project leaders are expected to provide more details about the effort today. University of Minnesota researcher Peter Sorensen and his team from the Minnesota Aquatic […]

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Man struck and killed on Sauk County highway

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a man walking on a highway in Sauk County has been struck and killed. Authorities say the 31-year-old man was walking in the lane of traffic on county Highway BD early Sunday near the Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport and Ho-Chunk Casino. Sheriff’s deputies say the man died at the […]

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4 Iowa teens on ATV killed when driver misses stop sign

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

EPWORTH, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have identified the four boys killed in a crash near the eastern Iowa city of Epworth. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald says the Dubuque County Sheriff’s office released the names Sunday. Those killed were 14-year-old Sean Kenneally, of Peosta; 14-year-old Mitchell Kluesner, of Epworth; 14-year-old Nicholas Kramer, of Dyersville; and 14-year-old […]

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23-year-old man killed in weekend crash near Rockland

23-year-old man killed in weekend crash near Rockland

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department a 23-year-old man was killed in a weekend crash near Rockland. Tyler Elsen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Hwy J on Saturday morning. According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s office, Elsen was driving a truck, traveling south on County J […]

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77-year-old man from Buffalo MN killed in Monroe County crash

77-year-old man from Buffalo MN killed in Monroe County crash

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a 77-year old man from Bullao MN was killed in a crash in Monroe County on Saturday. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Roger Beyer of Buffalo was driving on State Hwy 21 just before  3:30 pm when he crossed the center line into the path of a vehicle […]

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Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse Area Announces New Building Purchase

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wisconsin—Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is pleased to announce the purchase of a new building, located at 3181 Berlin Drive, La Crosse Wisconsin. Situated within the La Crosse International Business Park, the building neighbors the Solid Waste Department/Landfill and Stansfield Vending (one mile east of Valley View Mall on Hwy 16). The […]

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Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

| August 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

Here is an audio report with Vernon County Sheriff John Spears on a meth lab bust in Hillsboro on Thursday. Spears says they served search warrants in two locations and there were meth labs and chemicals at both locations. The Vernon County Hazmat team had to decontaminate the sites as well the people who lived […]

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