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SWTC supporting National Fire Protection Month

SWTC supporting National Fire Protection Month

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore – This month, Southwest Tech is supporting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote October as Fire Protection Month. According to NFPA, a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. October is National Fire Protection Month and it serves as an excellent time to examine your preparedness. Get more information […]

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Organic Valley lands awards at national and international competitions

Organic Valley lands awards at national and international competitions

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Farge, WI  – Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, announced this week that it recently received multiple prestigious awards including accolades from the World Dairy Expo, which will be held in Madison, Wis., from September 30 through October 4, 2014. The awards are as […]

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Update – 23-year-old woman found dead in Tomah identified

Update – 23-year-old woman found dead in Tomah identified

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOMAH, Wis. – Tomah police released the name of a 23-year-old woman found deceased from unknown causes last week in the city of Tomah. The deceased subject has been identified as Kathryn Jensen. Police say at this time foul play is not suspected but the case remains under investigation pending the return of a complete […]

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Trempealeau County regulators shut down frack sand mine

Trempealeau County regulators shut down frack sand mine

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

INDEPENDENCE, WIS. — Trempealeau County regulators have shut down a frack sand mine that they say was dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond. The Star Tribune reports the Guza Pit near Independence was shut down this week after operating without a permit. County zoning office chief Kevin Lien says the mine could face fines. […]

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(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

***Warning — There is some graphic language in the video****   DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say three college students have rescued a 10-point buck from a 10-foot sinkhole. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the animal was rescued last week from a Winneshiek County farm near Decorah. The three high school friends […]

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Mayo Clinic sesquicentennial mark illuminates La Crosse hospital

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. – As Mayo Clinic has been a beacon of hope for millions of patients over its 150-year history, that description has taken on a new meaning at Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, as the official sesquicentennial mark is now projected atop the hospital building. The approximately 25 […]

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UW-Richland’s “Brewfest” coming soon

UW-Richland’s “Brewfest” coming soon

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brewfest 2014, the second annual such event sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Richland Alumni Association, is coming up Saturday, October 11 from 1-3pm in the UW-Richland gymnasium. Admission is free and all age 21 and up are welcome.                 Ken Thiede, one of the organizers, says, “Music will set the tone for a German Oktoberfest […]

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Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

Deer tests positive for CWD on Richland County deer farm

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Richland County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and a third deer on a Marathon County hunting preserve also tested positive, State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to thestate on […]

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33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a traffic fatality as the result of traffic accident that happened just before midnight on Monday night in the Utica Township. Crawford County deputies arrived at the intersection of  State Highway 27 and Bob White Glen Road and found a 33-year-old Mt Sterling man pinned in the vehicle and non-responsive. […]

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Minnesota officials work to remove invasive vine

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

WINONA, Minn. (AP) – State officials and conservationists are ramping up efforts to remove an invasive vine in southeast Minnesota. KTTC-TV reports the state Agriculture Department is working with Conservation Corps and the University of Minnesota Extensions in Winona to fight the vine called oriental bittersweet. The plant has been in the area for about […]

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