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 […]

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

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin Radio Network Expect plenty of Wisconsin residents to show up at the polls next Tuesday to cast their votes in a race for governor that both of the leading candidates admit will largely hinge on turnout. The state Government Accountability Board project about 2.5 million voters will cast ballots in the November 4 election, […]

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge could rule on whether to release videos of what Democrats believe is Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel making inappropriate remarks at prosecutorial training seminars. The state Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking five videos of presentations Schimel, the Waukesha […]

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show a state Justice Department agent that left her job over delays in assigning Internet child pornography cases was fired. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in March that two investigators in DOJ’s Milwaukee office had left their jobs after DOJ officials discovered they had left nearly four […]

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The […]

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients. Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest […]


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

Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow. Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser. They returned […]

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 250 to 281,000, the lowest level in more […]

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second […]

For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule being announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose access to federal student-aid programs. To meet these […]

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 […]