Sports

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is cautiously optimistic that an offseason procedure has fixed a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury has hampered the 2011 NL MVP the last two seasons. Braun’s average dipped to a career-low .266 in 2014. His second-half struggles contributed to a team-wide slump that […]

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – By Saturday night, some of the top teams in college basketball will know a lot more about themselves. A quick trip to the Bahamas might set them up for big things this season as well. The Battle 4 Atlantis starts on Wednesday, with an eight-team field featuring four Top 25 […]

New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The Wisconsin Badgers currently have possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe.  If the Minnesota Gophers can pull off the upset over the Badgers on Saturday, they won’t have the chance to sprint across the field to the Badger sideline to take back the Axe. The two schools decided to change policy […]

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Take a good look at Melvin Gordon when No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 22 Minnesota on Saturday. It could be his last game at Camp Randall Stadium. The junior and Heisman Trophy candidate isn’t saying whether Saturday will be his last home game. But Gordon let out a big laugh when […]

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth. Then, he rumbled […]

Local News

Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

Viroqua’s 20th annual Twinklefest parade will take place Friday night at 7 p.m. on Main Street. The theme for this years parade is “Back in the 80’s,” which pays tribute to the final year of the dacade, and the first year of the Viroqua Chamber Main Street project. In addition to the parade this year, […]

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says State Hwy 35 was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon following a head-on crash. The Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 3:32 p.m.a two vehicle crash occurred on State Hwy 35 in the township of Freeman between cottonwood Pkwy and Old State Hwy 35. Investigators say Bealis R Giddings, 62, […]

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing and endangered 49-year-old woman. The Sheriff’s Office said because of medical reasons it is important to find Roberta K. Rave as soon as possible. Her family is asking for assistance in locating her. Authorities said Rave drives a 2008 tan Dodge […]

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Property Damage during the evening hours of Monday, November 24, 2014 or early morning hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, severe damage was done to the grass at Esofea Park, which is on Park Road in the Town of Jefferson. The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through […]

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Obituaries

Arnold W. Manske

Arnold W. Manske, age 85 of Viroqua passed away on Monday, November 24th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29th at St. Peter’s Evengelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service time at 11.

Karen Tollefson

Karen Tollefson, age 73 of Lancaster, formerly of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, November 20th Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 29th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service at 1.

Rick L. Olson

Rick L. Olson, age 61 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, November 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua and at church on Saturday from 10 […]

John T. Larson

John Theron Larson, age 48 formerly of Westby and Cashton passed away on Thursday, November 20th Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 11 a.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10 a.m. at the funeral […]

Donald L. Nundahl

Donald L. Nundahl, age 80 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, November 18th Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., visitation will also be held on Saturday […]

State

Hundreds line up for Black Friday beer

Hundreds line up for Black Friday beer

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Some people wait outside in the cold overnight for cheap TVs or computers. People in Wisconsin do it for beer. A few people stood overnight outside Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee but most people arrived early Friday to get a shot at the limited edition Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The brewery […]

Wisconsin farm groups say more is needed on immigration reform

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network President Obama’s executive order on immigration did little to address the needs of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. Farmers here – particularly dairy farmers – are heavily reliant on the labor of immigrant laborers. Wisconsin Farmers Union President, Darin Von Ruden, said farmers were disappointed that the president’s executive order did little […]

Wisconsin officials urge consumers to keep an eye on Black Friday prices

Wisconsin officials urge consumers to keep an eye on Black Friday prices

Wisconsin Radio Network As you gear up for the start of the holiday shopping season, state consumer protection officials are reminding you to read the fine print this Black Friday. Retail stores are looking to pull in customers with deeply discounted doorbuster deals, but Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokesperson Jerad Albrecht says […]

State Tourism Department launches annual ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

State Tourism Department launches annual ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Tourism Department is urging Wisconsin residents to help those in need bundle up this winter. The agency is once again launching its annual Big Bundle Up’ campaign. The effort seeks to collect coats, hats, and other warm clothing at drop-off sites around Wisconsin. Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says […]

DNR: Hunters 4 wolves shy of Wisconsin limit

DNR: Hunters 4 wolves shy of Wisconsin limit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are four wolves shy of Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit, throwing the prospect of using dogs in this year’s hunt into doubt. State tallies show hunters had taken 146 wolves as of Thursday, just short of the 150-wolf limit. The 2012 Republican law that created Wisconsin’s wolf hunt allows hunters to […]

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Agriculture

US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that made it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery story came from. The WTO in October rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised […]

Wisconsin farm groups say more is needed on immigration reform

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network President Obama’s executive order on immigration did little to address the needs of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. Farmers here – particularly dairy farmers – are heavily reliant on the labor of immigrant laborers. Wisconsin Farmers Union President, Darin Von Ruden, said farmers were disappointed that the president’s executive order did little […]

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years. Randy Greenfield, a dairy specialist for a Madison-based livestock feed company, says this year will prove to […]

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 […]

National News

Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Ferguson protests move to retail stores

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Demonstrators are looking to grab the attention of post-Thanksgiving shoppers today, to voice their anger over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis. They’ve been going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out. And […]

Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House Christmas tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North Portico on Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny inspected the tree. They circled the wagon, smelled it and conferred with each other before the […]

US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

US appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that made it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery story came from. The WTO in October rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised […]

Police look for motive in attack on consulate, downtown buildings

Police look for motive in attack on consulate, downtown buildings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Investigators are trying to determine a motive behind today’s attack by a man who they say tried to set the Mexican Consulate on fire in Austin, Texas, before shooting more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings. The man was then shot by a police sergeant outside the main entrance to police […]

Mall reports brisk business late Thanksgiving night

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – A lot of Americans seem willing to head out to the malls, right after Thanksgiving dinner. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, says it drew 100,000 customers between 5 p.m. yesterday and 1 a.m. today. A spokesman says traffic slowed down after 2 a.m., but it’s been picking up again […]