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Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo have been working on a new NFL schedule to minimize competitive imbalance. Kyle Cunningham and Niraj Pandy say they’ve developed an algorithm that comes close to matching – and in some cases improving – a schedule the NFL produces each year. They […]

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3 firms chosen to design new Milwaukee Bucks stadium

3 firms chosen to design new Milwaukee Bucks stadium

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have selected three architectural firms to design the basketball team’s new downtown arena. Missouri-based Populous will serve as the lead agency on the design team. The company has worldwide experience designing arenas, stadiums, ballparks and convention centers. Populous has designed 15 NBA or NHL arenas, and […]

Packers release veteran inside linebacker A.J. Hawk

Packers release veteran inside linebacker A.J. Hawk

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have released inside linebacker A.J. Hawk, cutting ties with the nine-year veteran and respected locker room presence. Hawk leaves Green Bay with 1,118 tackles, tops in the franchise since 1975. He appeared in 142 out of a 144 possible regular-season games with 136 starts since being drafted in […]

No. 14 Maryland stuns No. 5 Wisconsin 59-53

No. 14 Maryland stuns No. 5 Wisconsin 59-53

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers’ 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Melo Trimble added 16 points for the second-place Terrapins (23-5, 11-4 Big Ten), who […]

Local News

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a Seneca man on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials. According to a Sheriff’s Department report on Tuesday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the residence of Ricky T. Olson, 56, of Seneca on Stoney Point Road. After an investigation […]

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

TOMAH — A Wisconsin mother who lost her 2-year-old daughter is urging families with young children to install door alarms. Courtney Mazur, of Tomah, went outside to start her fiance’s truck early one morning last week and discovered her daughter face down on the patio. Mazur says Raelyn and her 5-year-old step sister apparently decided […]

Town hall meeting scheduled at Tomah VA

Town hall meeting scheduled at Tomah VA

Wisconsin Radio Network The Veterans Administration has scheduled a town hall style meeting in Tomah to discuss recent care and over-medication issues. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs lead investigator and Tomah staff plan to hear what patients, their families, and the general public have to say about the treatment they’ve received. This meeting is through […]

Shopko pharmacy technician accused of stealing pills

Shopko pharmacy technician accused of stealing pills

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – La Crosse police arrested a Shopko pharmacy technician who’s accused of stealing about 2,000 pills. A police report says the 23-year-old technician told investigators she had been stealing pain and anxiety medication and other drugs since she began working at the pharmacy two years ago. WKBT-TV says the woman has […]

Logging accident results in Viroqua man ending up in hospital

Logging accident results in Viroqua man ending up in hospital

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a logging accident occurred late Tuesday morning, February 24, in the town of Bergen, near Stoddard, WI. 59 year old Stanley K. Niemyjski of rural Viroqua, WI was conducting logging operations on private property, off Runningen Lane, just east of Stoddard.  He was operating a power saw and […]


Obituaries

Alan G. Jacobson

Alan G. Jacobson, age 70 of Rockland passed away on Thursday, February 5th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Lillian Alvina Hanson, 92, of Viroqua died Saturday, February 7

Lillian Alvina Hanson, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, February 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, in Viroqua and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time […]

David John Tower

David John Tower, age 68 of Ferryville passed away on February 7th A memorial service will be held at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in De Soto, WI on February 14th at 2:30 PM.  Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

Nordis Fortney

Nordis Fortney, age 85 of Viroqua passed away on Monday, February 9th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday after 10 a.m. at the church.

Allan Matthes

Allan Matthes, age 66 of Prairie du Chien passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8th Military graveside services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15th by the Hamilton Harris Post #447 at the Viola Cemetery at 1 p.m.

State

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his experience taking on protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender on Thursday appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference – known as CPAC – in suburban Washington. Asked how he would handle […]

Legislators looking for specific cost of Bucks’ arena

Legislators looking for specific cost of Bucks’ arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The co-chairmen of the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee are pressing the Milwaukee Bucks owners to be specific about how much a new arena would cost. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. John Nygren met separately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Madison this week and agreed that in order for […]

Kohler golf course would have $20 million economic impact

Kohler golf course would have $20 million economic impact

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) – A new study pegs the economic impact of proposed Kohler Co. golf course along Lake Michigan at more than $20 million annually. The company has asked the Town of Wilson in Sheboygan County for a conditional use permit to build a championship 18-hole course on about 250 acres of forestland. The […]

Push to remove waiting period to buy handgun

Push to remove waiting period to buy handgun

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network A public hearing is scheduled Thursday on a bill to end Wisconsin’s waiting period to buy handguns. Senate Republican Van Wanggaard of Racine says the state’s 48-hour waiting period is no longer necessary, because background checks are now done almost instantly. Wanggaard says the waiting period is a penalty to […]

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work (VIDEO)

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network On a narrow 17-15 vote, the Wisconsin state Senate passed right-to-work legislation Wednesday night. “There will be no more important jobs bill in this chamber over the next two years, than the bill before us today,” said Majority Leader, Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) early in the debate, which lasted nearly […]


Agriculture

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 […]

World Dairy Expo individual award nominations due

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield This Sunday, February 15th is the deadline to nominate individuals for World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman, Man, International Person and Industry Person of the Year.  The four winners will be honored at the annual Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo this fall.  Details and nomination forms are available here:

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a few new staff appointments within his administration. Among the appointments: Sandra Chalmers becomes Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Chalmers was the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection dealing mainly with consumer protection, weights and measures.  […]

California processors ask for a Federal Order

California processors ask for a Federal Order

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The three largest dairy cooperatives in California have petitioned USDA to have milk producers market under a Federal Milk Marketing Order. California operates under a state pricing mechanism which has consistently provided the lowest farm milk prices in the country. As an example: the January 4b price is $13.75 per hundredweight while […]

Growers vote to downsize Wisconsin Cherry Board

Growers vote to downsize Wisconsin Cherry Board

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin tart cherry growers have voted to reduce the size of their marketing board from 7 to 5 and to eliminate voting districts. Currently there are two districts with each having three members on the board.  The 7th member represents the industry at-large.  The proposal would have all five members elected at-large. […]

National News

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his experience taking on protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender on Thursday appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference – known as CPAC – in suburban Washington. Asked how he would handle […]

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo have been working on a new NFL schedule to minimize competitive imbalance. Kyle Cunningham and Niraj Pandy say they’ve developed an algorithm that comes close to matching – and in some cases improving – a schedule the NFL produces each year. They […]

Indiana may allow ‘baby boxes’ for surrendering newborns

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A 2-foot-long metal box could become Indiana’s newest weapon in its efforts to save babies from abandonment and death. Legislation approved by the state House of Representatives would allow hospitals, police and fire stations, churches and select nonprofits to install incubators, or baby boxes, in which parents could surrender their newborns anonymously. […]

Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON (AP) – A short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department may be on the horizon as the hours tick away toward a partial agency shutdown. Some House Republicans insist passing the short-term funding only bill will allow them to continue their fight against President Barack Obama’s executive directives on immigration. A three-week stopgap […]

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing marijuana legalization as approved by […]