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

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 […]

Burglar takes crime scene selfie, leaves phone

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin didn’t have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind. The La Crosse Tribune […]

Candidate Forum for race in the 96th in Viroqua this Thursday

Candidate Forum for race in the 96th in Viroqua this Thursday

Laura Meeks with Vernon Women’s Alliance talks about their organization and the upcoming candidate forum:   The Vernon Women’s Alliance (VWA) will host a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Vernon Memorial Hospital community room in Viroqua.  Please join VWA to hear Representative Lee Nerison and challenger Pete Flesch […]

Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against their employer alleging discrimination and retaliation. The assistant director of the university’s Office of International Education, Sandra Sieber, says she was passed over for a promotion that went to a younger woman who’s married to the vice chancellor that supervises […]

Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

Here is a trailer for the film “Mysteries of the Driftless” – or you can watch the full version below   CHICAGO, IL. – The 56th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will return to television as a live broadcast for the first […]

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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

Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel is renewing his accusations that his Democratic opponent Susan Happ is a liberal activist during the candidates’ third and final debate. Schimel opened the debate Wednesday at the state bar association by saying businesses should fear Happ, saying she will turn the state Justice Department […]

Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. (AP) – A standoff and shootout in northwestern Wisconsin ended after the suspect was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the female suspect got into an argument with her mother Wednesday at a residence in Lake Nebagamon and pulled a gun. The mother fled to a nearby […]

Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor is rejecting a claim by the former president of Trek Bicycles that she was fired from her job at the family company. Mark Burke calls the claim “character assassination” just days before voters choose in a tight race between her and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. […]

Federal judge asked to dismiss ‘coordination’ suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Government Accountability Board has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s campaign coordination law. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa granted the request to block the law from the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates while the conservative group’s underlying lawsuit challenging its […]

DNR board approves start to shooting range process

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday […]

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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

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. Cook says that for years he’s been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of […]

Nurse fights quarantine

Nurse fights quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – State police in Maine plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who’s promising to defy the state’s quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients. State officials want nurse Kaci Hickox to remain in voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10, when the 21-day incubation for her last […]

US gov’t tells Takata to make more air bag parts

US gov’t tells Takata to make more air bag parts

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto safety regulators are telling a company that made faulty air bags to manufacture replacement parts faster and do more testing to find out what’s causing the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under fire for its slow response to safety issues, sent letters Wednesday to Japanese air bag maker […]

Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

Holder: Ferguson police need ‘wholesale change’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s clear that there’s a need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. At a forum in Washington on Wednesday, Holder wouldn’t say […]

Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to rule that subsidies that […]