Sports

Kaminsky headlines Badgers, primed for another run

Kaminsky headlines Badgers, primed for another run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers are stocked again to repeat a run deep into March. Coach Bo Ryan’s squad is coming off a 30-8 season and one-point loss in the Final Four to Kentucky. Most of the players are back, including 7-foot center Frank Kaminsky. He emerged from relative obscurity last season to […]

After injury, Brown makes strides for Wisconsin

After injury, Brown makes strides for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin sophomore Vitto Brown is making strides toward earning the fifth frontcourt spot with the Badgers. Brown, a 6-foot-8, 237-pound forward, scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds Sunday to help lead the White team over the Red team 57-56 in Wisconsin’s annual scrimmage at the Kohl Center. Brown is vying […]

Brees, Saints blow past Packers, 44-23

Brees, Saints blow past Packers, 44-23

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints ended the Green Bay Packers’ four-game winning streak, 44-23 on Sunday night. Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks had a 50-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard scoring run, and tight end Jimmy Graham also caught […]

Quality depth helps in secondary for Packers

Quality depth helps in secondary for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Safety Morgan Burnett has missed a second day of practice with a calf injury that has Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy growing more concerned. The Packers play the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday night. Green Bay is already missing starting cornerback Sam Shields, who sat […]

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate. Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the […]

Local News

WTC Sustainability Institute set to kick off with Mpower Champions Program presentation

WTC Sustainability Institute set to kick off with Mpower Champions Program presentation

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is set to host The Sustainability Institute’s presentation of the Mpower Champions Program on Nov. 13, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh Street, La Crosse. The Sustainability Institute is housed at Western Technical College, but serves the 7 Rivers Region with […]

Father and daughter inspire each other, both attend UW-Richland

Father and daughter inspire each other, both attend UW-Richland

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. – When Kyra Arellano was in elementary school, her father Luis bought her a guitar of her own. He enjoys playing guitar and wanted to inspire his daughter. Last year when Kyra, then a high school senior at Riverdale was making plans for college, Luis was a supportive parent, once again. This […]

(Video) – Watch the debate between 96th assembly candidates here

(Video) – Watch the debate between 96th assembly candidates here

The candidates running to represent the 96th assembly district – Incumbent Republican Lee Nerison from Westby and challenger Pete Flesch of Soldiers Grove –  met at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua on Thursday, Oct. 30 to answer questions from the public. The event was was organized and sponsored by the Vernon Women’s Alliance and lasted […]

Homemade Treats May Not Be Best at Halloween

Homemade Treats May Not Be Best at Halloween

La Crosse, Wis. — Although homemade goodies are usually more tasty and more appreciated than most store-bought treats, Trick-or-Treat is not the time to distribute them. There are unfortunately many precautions that children and parents have to take into consideration during the festivities. “It is important to check all Halloween candy before it is consumed […]

Wisconsin hawk ready for release after recovery

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – A red-tailed hawk has been rehabilitated and is ready to be released in the Chippewa Valley after it survived a 140-mile journey stuck in the grill of a vehicle. A.J. the hawk was rescued in July after it collided with a vehicle north of Chippewa Falls. The driver initially thought the […]

Travel Wisconsin Fall

Obituaries

Michael L. Harris

Michael L. Harris, age 64 of rural Viroqua passed away on Monday, October 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday October 31st at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church in Westby. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday also at the church from 10 a.m. […]

Donna Rae L. Burke

Donna Rae L. Burke, age 85 of Coon Valley passed away on Sunday, October 26th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday November 1st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Roxanne M. DeLap

Roxanne M. DeLap, age 50 of LaCrosse, died Monday, October 27th Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Calvin L.”Kelly” Hanson

Calvin L.”Kelly” Hanson, age 86 passed away  on Sunday, October 26th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday October 30th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

LeRoy Perkins

LeRoy Perkins, age 76 of Westby passed away on Friday, October 24th A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 15th at the Westby United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Friday, November 14th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby from 4 to 7 p.m., and again on Saturday at […]

State

Humane Society says dirty dogs weren’t in dumpster

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) – The Dodge County Humane Society says two neglected dogs brought to the shelter weren’t abandoned in a dumpster as the man who delivered them had claimed. Humane Society president Ryan Vossekuil says when police investigated the case of possible animal neglect, they found the man wasn’t telling the truth. He […]

Judge orders DOJ to release Schimel videos

Judge orders DOJ to release Schimel videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge says the state Justice Department must release videos of two training presentations Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel gave to prosecutors but will give the agency a chance to appeal his ruling. The state Democratic Party filed a records request with DOJ seeking videos of Schimel, the Waukesha […]

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin Radio Network Expect plenty of Wisconsin residents to show up at the polls next Tuesday to cast their votes in a race for governor that both of the leading candidates admit will largely hinge on turnout. The state Government Accountability Board project about 2.5 million voters will cast ballots in the November 4 election, […]

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge could rule on whether to release videos of what Democrats believe is Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel making inappropriate remarks at prosecutorial training seminars. The state Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking five videos of presentations Schimel, the Waukesha […]

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show a state Justice Department agent that left her job over delays in assigning Internet child pornography cases was fired. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in March that two investigators in DOJ’s Milwaukee office had left their jobs after DOJ officials discovered they had left nearly four […]


Agriculture

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 […]

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 […]

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

National News

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company’s air bags. Regulators are ordering Takata to provide reams of information about air bags that can explode with too much force, blowing apart canisters and sending metal shards into […]

Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A resident of the Maine town of Fort Kent says some people there are “fearful” because of the presence of Kaci Hickox. But Priscilla Staples isn’t among them. She says Hickox “has done nothing wrong” and that she has “every right” to do what she did this morning — when […]

Governor says negotiations have broken down

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the “full extent” of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing to agree to arrangements that would have allowed Hickox to go […]

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the New Jersey-based company misled consumers by suggesting the formula was the first to meet government approval for reducing […]

Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – There won’t be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Officials in rural Barrett Township canceled the beloved Halloween ritual and the annual parade because of the police manhunt for Eric Frein. But kids did get to “trunk […]