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 child’s […]

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 […]

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

DOJ appeals Schimel video release order

DOJ appeals Schimel video release order

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice has appealed an order to release videos of training seminars Republican attorney general Brad Schimel gave for prosecutors to Democrats. Democrats believe Schimel made inappropriate remarks at five DOJ-run training seminars since 2009. Schimel has denied the allegations but Democrats have filed a lawsuit demanding DOJ […]

Chinese engineer to plead guilty in Wisconsin case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 41-year-old Jun Xie will plead guilty to one count of stealing trade secrets. He faces up to 10 years in prison, […]

Boots, heavy coats needed for trick or treating

Boots, heavy coats needed for trick or treating

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) – Heavy coats and maybe some boots are needed for Halloween trick or treating this year in northern Wisconsin. Residents there are shoveling or blowing snow off their driveways and sidewalks as costumed children make their way to their doorsteps in search of Halloween treats. The National Weather Service has recorded 8 […]

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 […]


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

Remember to set your clocks back

Remember to set your clocks back

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona […]

US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October. The University of Michigan says that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 86.9 from 84.6 in September. That’s the highest since July 2007, five months before the […]

Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama’s fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama is delivering a speech Friday in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S. economy and administration policies […]

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper. Not long after Eric Frein was arrested Thursday night, Barrett Township supervisors immediately started getting the word out that the town’s hundreds […]

Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Officials filed documents Thursday, following through with a threat to try to isolate her. A judge signed a temporary order Thursday limiting […]