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Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street just east of East Avenue. Jeremy D. Briggs, 38 of Sparta, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Wisconsin Street when he was struck from behind by a motorist who was also driving eastbound. Briggs […]

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Heat Advisory in our area

Heat Advisory in our area

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  ReadyWisconsin is urging residents to take precautions against hot and humid conditions over the next several days. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s and 90’s along with high humidity on Tuesday. The heat index will peak in the 95 to 100 degree range tomorrow. The combination of hot temperatures and high […]

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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

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(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forty-four-year-old Jonathan Neunaber of  rural Akron, Iowa is being held as a material witness in the deaths of his elderly parents has been returned to Plymouth County and is being held in the county jail. Neunaber was transported by deputies over the weekend from the correctional facility in La Crosse where he was taken into custody last week after […]

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7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin agricultural officials have added seven more counties to the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine. The Department of Agriculture has found the destructive insect in three of those seven counties – Columbia, Grant and Monroe. The rest are in close proximity, which include Richland, Iowa, Lafayette and Green. That brings the […]

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(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

(Video) Two area Mississippi River crossings getting upgrades

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two area bridges crossing the Mississippi River are scheduled to start construction on upgrades in the next week, one in Iowa and one in Minnesota. In Dubuque Iowa authorities are preparing to temporarily close down a bridge that connects Iowa with Illinois. The Telegraph Herald reports the Julien Dubuque Bridge is scheduled to close for […]

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(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor has charged a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly signing a tea party leader up for solicitations from gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger charged Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen on Thursday with one count of […]

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After successful 5 years, Vernon County Farm to School looking to expand

After successful 5 years, Vernon County Farm to School looking to expand

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Kristine Da Prato – Vernon County Farm to School (VCF2S) is wrapping up our fifth year of successful farm2school3programming. VCF2S started in 2008 in three school districts in Vernon County and since then we have continued to expand and improve our program throughout the county. In 2012, with the help of our F2S partners, […]

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Grant and surrounding counties get disaster help

Grant and surrounding counties get disaster help

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

              MADISON, Wis. — Low-interest loans will be available to individuals and businesses that suffered damaged following a string of tornadoes and heavy storms that hit the Grant County area last month. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request for a disaster […]

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40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Sauk County judge has sentenced a baby sitter to 40 years in prison for the death of an infant in her care. Jeanette Janusiak was convicted of killing 4-month-old Payten Rain Shearer, the daughter of her best friend. The 27-year-old Reedsburg woman insists she was wrongly convicted. She told Judge […]

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