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Badgers rally to beat UNC, advance to Elite for second straight year

Badgers rally to beat UNC, advance to Elite for second straight year

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network It required a second half rally, contributions from a two unexpected bench players, and a career night for a rising star to push the Wisconsin Badgers past North Carolina, 79-72, and into the NCAA Tournament’s Elite 8 for a second consecutive year. Junior Sam Dekker scored a career-best 23 points […]

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network It is no secret that Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson takes pride in collecting draft picks. More than a month out from the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Packers have been awarded two additional compensatory picks. The sixth-round selections, Nos. 210 and 212, are a […]

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Considering the scare Coastal Carolina gave Virginia last year, Wisconsin fans can be assured the Badgers are giving their opening opponent in the NCAA Tournament their full attention. The Chanticleers are back as a No. 16 seed, and they will be taking aim at the West Region’s top-seeded Badgers on Friday. […]

Brewers exercise 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke

Brewers exercise 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke

PHOENIX (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke replaced Ken Macha after the 2010 season and has led the Brewers to a 335-313 record. Milwaukee won the NL Central in his first season, then finished third and dropped to fourth in 2013. Milwaukee started 20-7 last season […]

Wisconsin Senate leader exploring new plans for Bucks arena

Wisconsin Senate leader exploring new plans for Bucks arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says he is looking at alternatives to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to help pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Thursday that Walker’s plan calling for issuing $220 million in bonds is “pretty […]

Local News

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those that occurred at a Tomah medical center. Kind introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday saying he hopes the accountability boards would deter overmedicating. The Tomah hospital is […]

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

(Westby, WI) 2014 was a year of action for Couleecap! We are pleased to report that in 2014 31,536 people, or 14,797 households, benefitted from the valuable services of Couleecap. Couleecap offers help with housing, food, transportation, and more. Below are just a few of the many ways we were able to assist people in […]

2 men held for questioning in Tomah motel death

2 men held for questioning in Tomah motel death

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in western Wisconsin say two people they want to question in a homicide case have been arrested in Tennessee and are being held on probation warrants. Tomah police say the two men are “persons of interest” in the stabbing death of Derek Magnuson. The 43-year-old victim was found dead in […]

15 inches of snow in Midwest. Last blast of winter?

15 inches of snow in Midwest. Last blast of winter?

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) – Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas. Schools in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota canceled classes Monday as snowplows hit the highways and streets and the locals fired up their snow […]

La Crosse police searching for armed robbery suspect

La Crosse police searching for armed robbery suspect

On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 7:45PM, La Crosse Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Payday Loan Store at 4009 Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse. The store clerk reported that a male subject entered the store displaying a handgun and demanded money.  The clerk complied with the demand, and […]


Obituaries

Harlan J. Kraabel

Harlan J. Kraabel, age 86 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, March 17th Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 11 a.m. at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the Vossetieg Funeral Home in Westby on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the church on Monday […]

Earl Baker

Earl Baker, age 86 of Gays Mills passed away on Friday, March 6th Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday after 11 a.m.

Audrey G. Herold

Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10  a.m. until the service time at noon.

Robert D. Mueller

Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.

David Mageland

David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.  at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

State

Couple accused of locking teen in basement

Couple accused of locking teen in basement

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A Brookfield couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in the basement and forcing her to wear a diaper. The mother and stepfather have been charged with child neglect in Waukesha County. Court records say the girl would continually show up at her middle school with dried feces on her. […]

Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new state audit shows Wisconsin state agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal dollars during fiscal year 2013-14. The report released Friday found the Department of Health Services disbursed $4.6 billion in federal Medicaid dollars. Auditors questioned a handful of cases where it appeared participant eligibility wasn’t properly documented. The University […]

UW La Crosse students sound off at budget hearing

UW La Crosse students sound off at budget hearing

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Members of the Wisconsin legislature’s budget panel heard pleas from public school administrators and UW students, during a final day long public hearing in Reedsburg. Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts some $127 million dollars in public school funding next year. “Even with the flexibility provided by Act 10, […]

Funeral Friday for Wis. Marine killed in training exercise

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) – A U.S. Marine killed when a military helicopter crashed during a Florida training mission will eulogized in Port Washington. A visitation and funeral service for Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp will be held Friday at Port Washington High School where Kemp graduated in 2005. Kemp was among seven elite Marines and […]

Michigan family suing Wisconsin Dells resort over injury

Michigan family suing Wisconsin Dells resort over injury

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Dells resort is being sued by a Michigan family that claims a teenage boy was injured on a ride that the business knew was unsafe. The lawsuit seeking damages was filed Wednesday in Sauk County Circuit Court on the teen’s behalf. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the lawsuit […]


Agriculture

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

The Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Committee announced this week two brand new awards being presented to honor the achievements of youth interested and involved in the dairy project in Vernon County through 4-H, FFA, or dairy breed organizations. For the first time this year, two separate Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Scholarships will be […]

Mercy For Animals Praises Great Lakes Cheese for Enacting Industry

Birnamwood, WI – Great Lakes Cheese, one of the largest cheese producers in the country, has just announced a significant new animal welfare policy that will improve the lives of thousands of cows across its dairy supply chain each year. The policy follows a shocking undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at Andrus Dairy in […]

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

Teen seriously injured in Sheboygan Falls farm accident

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin agricultural exports hit a record $3.7 billion in 2014; a 13.6 percent increase over 2013 and the fifth consecutive annual increase. Exports of dairy and dairy derivatives from the Badger State totaled $479 million last year up 2 percent from 2013. Miscellaneous food exports increased 17 percent to $369 million, beverage […]

National News

Obama praises Reid as a fighter upon retirement announcement

Obama praises Reid as a fighter upon retirement announcement

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is calling Harry Reid “a fighter” and says the Senate won’t be the same without him. The president is giving his thoughts now that the Senate Democratic leader says he’ll retire at the end of his term next year. In a written statement, Obama says “Harry has become not […]

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is announcing a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs. It’s an effort to fight the fact that once-treatable germs can kill. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so that they are no longer effective. The Centers for Disease […]

US economic growth rate stays at 2.2 percent in Q4

US economic growth rate stays at 2.2 percent in Q4

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes a toll on the economy. But the slowdown is expected to be short-lived. Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year as a recovering […]

Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” for him to soak up […]

UPDATE: Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast

UPDATE: Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say two people are unaccounted for following an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan’s East Village. The mayor’s office said Friday morning that the two individuals were not yet official missing person reports. Nineteen people were injured, four critically after an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring […]