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Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network It is no secret that Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson takes pride in collecting draft picks. More than a month out from the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Packers have been awarded two additional compensatory picks. The sixth-round selections, Nos. 210 and 212, are a […]

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Considering the scare Coastal Carolina gave Virginia last year, Wisconsin fans can be assured the Badgers are giving their opening opponent in the NCAA Tournament their full attention. The Chanticleers are back as a No. 16 seed, and they will be taking aim at the West Region’s top-seeded Badgers on Friday. […]

Brewers exercise 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke

Brewers exercise 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke

PHOENIX (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their 2016 option on manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke replaced Ken Macha after the 2010 season and has led the Brewers to a 335-313 record. Milwaukee won the NL Central in his first season, then finished third and dropped to fourth in 2013. Milwaukee started 20-7 last season […]

Wisconsin Senate leader exploring new plans for Bucks arena

Wisconsin Senate leader exploring new plans for Bucks arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says he is looking at alternatives to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to help pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Thursday that Walker’s plan calling for issuing $220 million in bonds is “pretty […]

AP Source: Lance Armstrong meets with USADA

AP Source: Lance Armstrong meets with USADA

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that cyclist Lance Armstrong talked last week with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of potentially reducing his lifetime ban. Armstrong and Travis Tygart met for six hours, according to the person who spoke on condition of […]

Local News

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those that occurred at a Tomah medical center. Kind introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday saying he hopes the accountability boards would deter overmedicating. The Tomah hospital is […]

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

(Westby, WI) 2014 was a year of action for Couleecap! We are pleased to report that in 2014 31,536 people, or 14,797 households, benefitted from the valuable services of Couleecap. Couleecap offers help with housing, food, transportation, and more. Below are just a few of the many ways we were able to assist people in […]

2 men held for questioning in Tomah motel death

2 men held for questioning in Tomah motel death

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in western Wisconsin say two people they want to question in a homicide case have been arrested in Tennessee and are being held on probation warrants. Tomah police say the two men are “persons of interest” in the stabbing death of Derek Magnuson. The 43-year-old victim was found dead in […]

15 inches of snow in Midwest. Last blast of winter?

15 inches of snow in Midwest. Last blast of winter?

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) – Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas. Schools in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota canceled classes Monday as snowplows hit the highways and streets and the locals fired up their snow […]

La Crosse police searching for armed robbery suspect

La Crosse police searching for armed robbery suspect

On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 7:45PM, La Crosse Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Payday Loan Store at 4009 Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse. The store clerk reported that a male subject entered the store displaying a handgun and demanded money.  The clerk complied with the demand, and […]


Obituaries

Harlan J. Kraabel

Harlan J. Kraabel, age 86 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, March 17th Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 11 a.m. at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the Vossetieg Funeral Home in Westby on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the church on Monday […]

Earl Baker

Earl Baker, age 86 of Gays Mills passed away on Friday, March 6th Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday after 11 a.m.

Audrey G. Herold

Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10  a.m. until the service time at noon.

Robert D. Mueller

Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.

David Mageland

David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.  at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

State

Pocan bill would repeal Patriot Act

Pocan bill would repeal Patriot Act

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan is pushing for wholesale repeal of the 2001 Patriot Act. Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The bill would abolish the entire Patriot Act, along with the FISA Amendment Act of 2008, which contains […]

Wisconsin budget committee holding final public hearing

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee hold their final public hearing today on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. The hearing, taking place at Reedsburg High School, is expected to draw hundreds of people who are looking to weigh in on Walker’s $70 billion biennial budget plan. The hearing […]

Wisconsin DNR proposes daily 3 walleye limit

Wisconsin DNR proposes daily 3 walleye limit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to continue a three-walleye limit for lakes and rivers within the state’s ceded territory, rather than annually adjusting the number based on how many are taken by the six Chippewa tribes. The proposal to maintain the bag limit will be considered by the Natural […]

Shooting victim remembered as peaceful man

Shooting victim remembered as peaceful man

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – The man who was fatally shot after encountering a bank robbery suspect in Marinette County is remembered as a beloved member of his community. Authorities say 59-year-old Thomas Christ was shot along a road not far from some farmland he owned near Wausaukee. Investigators say the man suspected of robbing a […]

Wisconsin chamber of commerce backs eliminating tax

Wisconsin chamber of commerce backs eliminating tax

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s chamber of commerce is backing a Republican plan in the state Legislature to repeal the personal property tax on business equipment. The proposal is meeting resistance because homeowners would have to make up for the lost revenue, which comes to about $80 a year for the owner of a typical […]


Agriculture

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

The Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Committee announced this week two brand new awards being presented to honor the achievements of youth interested and involved in the dairy project in Vernon County through 4-H, FFA, or dairy breed organizations. For the first time this year, two separate Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Scholarships will be […]

Mercy For Animals Praises Great Lakes Cheese for Enacting Industry

Birnamwood, WI – Great Lakes Cheese, one of the largest cheese producers in the country, has just announced a significant new animal welfare policy that will improve the lives of thousands of cows across its dairy supply chain each year. The policy follows a shocking undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at Andrus Dairy in […]

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

Teen seriously injured in Sheboygan Falls farm accident

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]

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 […]

National News

Pocan bill would repeal Patriot Act

Pocan bill would repeal Patriot Act

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan is pushing for wholesale repeal of the 2001 Patriot Act. Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The bill would abolish the entire Patriot Act, along with the FISA Amendment Act of 2008, which contains […]

Sheriff: Florida teen kills 1 brother, wounds another

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) – A 13-year-old Florida boy shot his brothers during an argument over food, killing a 6-year-old and wounding a 16-year-old before fatally shooting himself inside their mobile home north of Tampa. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says the shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday while their mother was at work and […]

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in manufacturing, housing starts […]

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A National Weather Service meteorologist says it was likely a tornado that struck a mobile home park in a Tulsa suburb, leaving one person dead. Meteorologist Joe Sellers said Thursday that survey teams are going to Sand Springs to confirm whether or not it was a tornado, but that video footage […]

Prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ plane

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) – A French prosecutor says the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps this week appeared to want to “destroy the plane.” He says the co-pilot was alone at the controls and “intentionally” sent the plane into the doomed descent. Tuesday’s crash in France killed 144 passengers and […]