Sports

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers want to keep rolling. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of complacency after the Green Bay steamrolled its past two opponents by a combined score of 108-34. When asked, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn’t believe the team is “peaking early.” He said he doesn’t […]

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sam Dekker scored 18 points and No. 3 Wisconsin started out fast Sunday in an 89-45 victory over Chattanooga. Traevon Jackson finished with 16 for the Badgers (2-0). Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Frank Kaminsky had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ronrico White scored 15 points to […]

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Julius Peppers returned his second interception of the season for a score, and the Green Bay Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 rout Sunday. The matchup of NFC contenders quickly became a blowout with the Packers racing […]

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for 408 yards through three quarters Saturday against Nebraska, to break LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game major college football rushing record with 15 minutes still to go. Gordon set the mark on a 26-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to give the 22nd-ranked Badgers a […]

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Wisconsin beat Northern Kentucky 62-31 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Sam Dekker added 15 points for the Badgers, while Daniel Camps led the Norse with eight points. Though the Badgers hit just less […]

Local News

Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

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 […]

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

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, […]

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

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 […]

Second year of work wrapping up on I-90 bridge

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 […]

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

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 […]

Travel Wisconsin Fall

Obituaries

Kenneth E. Jasperson

Kenneth Edward Jasperson, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 17th Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20th from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the funeral home on Friday morning after […]

Rev. Marlyn D. Hansing

Reverend Marlyn D. Hansing, age 93 of Bloomington, MN passed away on Wednesday, November 12th Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21st at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington, with a visitation at 1.

Charlene Henthorn

Charlene Henthorn, age 68 of Viola passed away on Friday, November 14th She will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date.

Donald E. Stowell

Donald E. Stowell, age 90 of Yuba passed away on Thursday, November 13th Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Visitation will be at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday […]

Rocky A. Torgerson

Rocky A. Torgerson, age 56 passed away on Saturday, November 15th Memorial Services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th at the Assembly of God Church in Viroqua. Friends may call at the church after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

State

Senator Ron Johnson says president ‘picking a fight’ on immigration (AUDIO)

Senator Ron Johnson says president ‘picking a fight’ on immigration (AUDIO)

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is accusing President Obama of using an “executive fiat” to tackle immigration reform, and warns the move could result in a strained working relationship with Republicans for the coming session of Congress. The President on Thursday night announced an executive order that would allow millions […]

Things to know about immigration in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin politicians, business and agriculture leaders and advocates are reacting to President Barack Obama’s plans to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. The Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute says there were about 76,000 immigrants living illegally in Wisconsin in 2012. Under Obama’s plan, deportation protections would be extended […]

Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – An Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon is due to appear in a southern Wisconsin courtroom. Racine County prosecutors say criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday afternoon when the 38-year-old Arlington Heights, Illinois man is scheduled for an initial court appearance. Police […]

Ringling circus shed in Baraboo gets renovation

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the “greatest show on Earth” was taken across the country. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Ringling Bros. train shed is now finished after nearly a decade of planning. […]

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting another investigation in Oshkosh, but won’t divulge the reason. FBI agents in unmarked vehicles were parked outside an apartment building and garage on Thursday. Oshkosh police say they are not involved in the investigation. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says there’s no danger to the […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agricultural exports are moving out of Wisconsin at a strong rate. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth or products to 138 countries so far this year. That’s a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. The […]

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

MADISON, Wisconsin, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the […]

Wisconsin milk production has record September

Wisconsin milk production has record September

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds. State dairy farmers […]

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Madison, Wis. – October 24, 2014 – This harvest, Alliant Energy reminds customers to pay extra attention to utility equipment while using farm machinery. Every fall, tractors, combines, augers, tillage equipment, tiling machines and other related equipment are at high risk to hit power poles, overhead or underground electric lines and natural gas pipelines or […]

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]

National News

Obama to Vegas for immigration rally

Obama to Vegas for immigration rally

WASHINGTON (AP) – Expecting an outpouring of Republican criticism, President Barack Obama is firing up an effort to gain support for his executive actions on immigration. Obama is starting with a rally today in Las Vegas and the White House is enlisting the aid of immigrant advocacy groups. The plan would make nearly 5 million […]

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time. The decision angered corn growers and ethanol companies who have since lobbied the […]

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Rates were unchanged in 11 states. Nationwide, employers added 214,000 jobs in […]

Snowstorm death toll hits 13; flood threat looms

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The storms that brought seven feet of snow to western New York are now blamed for at least 13 deaths — mostly from heart attacks and exposure. Police say the latest death is that of a 50-year-old man who was found this morning in his car, buried in snow in a […]

Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration change

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama […]