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

Safe Trick-or-Treating guide

Safe Trick-or-Treating guide

Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared!      Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared! Tips to make Halloween and beyond fun and safe (MADISON) – The costumes may be different every year (Elsa from the movie “Frozen” is the top selling outfit this year), the treats at each door change, but one thing is constant each Halloween, your […]

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 […]

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

Poll shows support for criminalizing 1st offense drunk driving

Poll shows support for criminalizing 1st offense drunk driving

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The last Marquette Law School poll of this election cycle is released this week and poll director Charles Franklin says supporters of Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke hold sharply differing views on most issues, with the greatest difference on Act 10 and collective bargaining. Two issues […]

Last day for early voting in Wisconsin

Last day for early voting in Wisconsin

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Today marks the final day that voters can cast an absentee ballot in person for next Tuesday’s election. Early voting hours in local municipal clerk’s offices end today at 5 p.m. or at the close of business, whichever is later. The state Government Accountability Board says hours will vary, but […]

Federal report: Homelessness down slightly in WI

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal report says the number of homeless people has declined slightly in Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report to Congress comes from a one-night count by local homeless advocacy agencies. Wisconsin’s report says the number of homeless people declined nearly 1 percent this year compared to […]

Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Coca-Cola executive who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost 30 years ago will return to his alma mater to deliver the speech at this winter’s graduation ceremony. Ben Deutsch graduated from UW-Madison in 1985 with a journalism degree and spent two years as a sports reporter at the Wisconsin […]

Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are predicting a little more than half of the state’s voting-age population will go to the polls next week. The Government Accountability Board officials said Thursday it expects about 2.5 million people will vote Tuesday. That’s about 56.5 percent of the 4.3 million people in Wisconsin old enough […]


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 consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline since January, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year. The Commerce Department says consumer spending dropped 0.2 percent in September. Income edged up 0.2 percent in September, the smallest monthly […]

Gas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years

Gas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years

NEW YORK (AP) – The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon today, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. AAA says the price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices. Many happy drivers have taken to […]

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart is offering free shipping on what it considers the season’s top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney’s hit film “Frozen,” starting Saturday. Wal-Mart is also […]

Frein’s 1st court appearance

Frein’s 1st court appearance

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) – An initial court appearance is set for this morning in Pike County, Pennsylvania for the man accused of gunning down two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them. Eric Frein (freen) had evaded authorities for 48 days, until he was captured yesterday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, […]

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – State health officials in Louisiana are telling any doctors who’ve recently been around Ebola patients or to certain West African countries to stay away from a medical conference in New Orleans. The order came in a letter Wednesday to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which makes it clear […]