Sports

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers want to keep rolling. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of complacency after the Green Bay steamrolled its past two opponents by a combined score of 108-34. When asked, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn’t believe the team is “peaking early.” He said he doesn’t […]

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sam Dekker scored 18 points and No. 3 Wisconsin started out fast Sunday in an 89-45 victory over Chattanooga. Traevon Jackson finished with 16 for the Badgers (2-0). Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Frank Kaminsky had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ronrico White scored 15 points to […]

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

Rodgers, Peppers lead Packers past Eagles 53-20

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Julius Peppers returned his second interception of the season for a score, and the Green Bay Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 rout Sunday. The matchup of NFC contenders quickly became a blowout with the Packers racing […]

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

Gordon sets NCAA single-game rush record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for 408 yards through three quarters Saturday against Nebraska, to break LaDainian Tomlinson’s single-game major college football rushing record with 15 minutes still to go. Gordon set the mark on a 26-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to give the 22nd-ranked Badgers a […]

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

No. 3 Wisconsin routs Northern Kentucky 62-31

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Wisconsin beat Northern Kentucky 62-31 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Sam Dekker added 15 points for the Badgers, while Daniel Camps led the Norse with eight points. Though the Badgers hit just less […]

Local News

Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Fennimore, Wis. – On Thursday, November 20, the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District Board accepted the retirement announcement and resignation of President Duane M. Ford, effective June 30, 2015. Ford became President of Southwest Tech on July 1, 2011.  Prior to coming to Southwest Tech, he served as the Dean of the College of Business, […]

La Crosse man charged with homocide in death of tow truck driver

Black River Falls, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse man has been charged with negligent homicide in the roadside death of a tow truck operator. Authorities say 50-year-old Steven Dolan was driving the pickup truck that struck and killed Nathan Walsh last month along Interstate 94 near Osseo. The 38-year-old Walsh was wearing reflective gear and […]

Second year of work wrapping up on I-90 bridge

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The second year of the massive Interstate 90 bridge construction project is drawing to a close. Fifty feet above the Mississippi River, ironworkers wire together thousands of pieces of rebar that will provide support to the concrete piers that will hold up the new $187.5 million interstate bridge. The project […]

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

Dairyland Power Cooperative names new CEO

La Crosse, Wis. —Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Board of Directors has named Barbara “Barb” Nick as the organization’s next President and CEO. She will succeed William “Bill” Berg who is retiring at the end of the year. Bill has been at the helm at Dairyland since 1990 and with the cooperative since 1974. “Barb brings more […]

Travel Wisconsin Fall

Obituaries

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 […]

Larry G. Stuempges

Larry G. Stuempges, age 82 of Coon Valley passed away on Wednesday, November 19th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22nd at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

Arthur “Art” Theige

Arthur “Art” Theige, age 87 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, November 18th A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. A private funeral service will be held at the Vang Lutheran Church.

Kenneth E. Jasperson

Kenneth Edward Jasperson, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 17th Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20th from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the funeral home on Friday morning after […]

State

Wisconsin student named Rhodes scholar

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire says he is speechless and humbled after being named a Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes Trust says Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah is among 32 U.S. men and women who have been named Rhodes scholars. Sanders is a senior majoring in materials […]

College student due in court on ricin possession

College student due in court on ricin possession

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of possessing the deadly toxin ricin is expected to make his first appearance in federal court. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Smith is due in court in Green Bay Monday where a judge should decide whether there’s enough evidence to continue with the case against him. Prosecutors […]

Police: 2 men rob Mount Pleasant restaurant

Police: 2 men rob Mount Pleasant restaurant

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Police say they are searching for two men who fired two gunshots during a robbery at a busy Mount Pleasant restaurant. WITI-TV reports Mount Pleasant police were seeking the men Sunday after the armed robbery Saturday at Jose’s Blue Sombrero. Police responded to a report of shots fired at the […]

Cost of Wisconsin Thanksgiving dinner up this year

Cost of Wisconsin Thanksgiving dinner up this year

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network If you’re buying the Thanksgiving dinner, expect to pay five percent more than last year. That’s according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, which surveyed grocery stores in almost two dozen cities. It found that the typical Thanksgiving dinner for ten people will cost $50.86, about three percent higher than […]

Man charged in wife’s death to undergo mental exam

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – A judge in Wisconsin has ordered a mental exam for an Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon. Thirty-eight-year-old Cristian Loga-Negru, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the death of his 36-year-old wife. Police say the […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

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 […]

National News

Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation’s system for helping people injured by vaccinations are vowing to better publicize the little-known program. Meanwhile, the judge who oversees a special vaccine court worries that if more claims are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do. The comments were made to government investigators, who reported […]

School district near Ferguson cancels classes

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) – A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon. The Jennings School District had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving. A letter sent home […]

Latin America applauds Obama’s immigration plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama’s executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it “an act of justice.” Mexicans are believed to account for more than half of the roughly 11.2 million migrants living in the U.S. without […]

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) – President Barack Obama says he took steps on his own to fix the immigration system because it’s been “broken” for a long time and “everybody knows it.” Obama says after a year and a half of waiting it was time to do something about it. Speaking at the Las Vegas high […]

GOP senator rules out impeachment over immigration moves

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the fiercest Senate opponents of President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration says whatever the Republican response is, it won’t include impeachment. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama told the conservative Heritage Foundation, “We are not going to impeach or move to impeach.” He did insist that Congress can use its […]