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Pacesetter volunteers work 636 hours to help United Way nonprofits

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:55pm
More than 200 volunteers from Great Rivers United Way’s Pacesetter Companies did everything from bowling to weeding zucchini patches Wednesday to build momentum for the annual fall fundraising campaign.

La Crosse Mayor Kabat removes Marcou from Human Rights Commission

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:56pm
La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat has removed council member Jacqueline Marcou from the city’s Human Rights Commission, instead appointing council member Justice Weaver.

Lawyer wins arm-wrestling with United Way (or does she?)

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:50pm
I’ve got to hand it to the co-chairs of the annual fundraiser for Great Rivers United Way for pulling out all the stops in their quest to beat a goal that has yet to be set.

Election 2018: Open seats in La Crosse area attract campaign cash

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:00pm
Races for open legislative seats in western Wisconsin have attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.

Big Blue dragon boaters to paddle for cancer support, health

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:00pm
Dragon breaths are predicted to be on duty Saturday, belching flames to dry the sky after two days of rain for smooth paddling during the sixth annual Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival on the Black River off of Copeland Park…

Varied crop conditions in Wisconsin; some stressed by lack of rain, other areas in good shape

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:45pm
Crop conditions in Wisconsin were a mixed bag last week, with some reports saying crops were stressed by dry weather and other reports saying crops were doing very good.

Anglers encouraged to take questionnaire about bag, size limits on Mississippi River

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00pm
Anglers who fish the Mississippi River between Prescott, Wis., and the Iowa border can take an online questionnaire about what they think about existing bag and size limits on that stretch of the river and their reactions to potential regulation…

Falafel from scratch part of the charm of St. Elias' Mediterranean Festival

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00pm
Julee and Ben Agar are willing to share the secret to making falafel from scratch for the annual Mediterranean Festival at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in La Crosse.

La Crosse region looking for input on fair housing

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:00pm
Access to affordable rental housing was one of several issues raised Tuesday at a fair housing meeting hosted by the city of La Crosse.

Update: Brice Prairie man charged in girlfriend's 2016 snowmobile death killed in ATV crash

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00pm
A Brice Prairie man charged with vehicular homicide in his girlfriend’s 2016 death was killed Saturday in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin DNR asks courts to toss challenge over permit for Monroe County frac operation

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:30pm
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking judges to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the agency’s authority to overrule another judge’s findings regarding a controversial Monroe County frac sand processing facility.

Local recyclers feeling pinch of China's waste restrictions

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:30pm
Local recycling processors are beginning to feel the pinch from China’s restrictions on scrap imports, and bales of paper are piling up.

Charges not off the table in Sun Prairie explosion; part of Main Street remains closed to traffic

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:15am
Police are expected to be done with the scene this week but still have much work to do before wrapping up their investigation

Justin Road, Gillette Street bridges in La Crosse to see repairs this fall

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:15am
The city of La Crosse will repair of a pair of bridges this fall after the city’s Board of Public Works Monday approved a request to seek for bids for work on the Justin Road Bridge and Gillette Street Bridge…

LeaderEthics aims to show how to disagree without being disagreeable

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:00am
Trying to address an issue — any issue — in a nonpartisan way, as LeaderEthics-Wisconsin strives to do, may seem foolhardy in today’s charged political atmosphere, Sam Scinta acknowledges, but it’s the right thing to do.

Hot, muggy weather pushes crops forward

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:02pm
Last week’s heat and humidity was stressful for outdoor workers and hard on livestock, but the unusually warm summer has been good to the corn.

Stoddard house destroyed by fire

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:30pm
STODDARD -- A fire destroyed a house Friday night in Stoddard after power lines landed on its roof, according to the Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department.

La Crosse Interstate Fair opens Wednesday in West Salem

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:00pm
In 1856, La Crosse became a city, populated by just 745 people. Two years later, it held its first official fair — an annual tradition that has continued for 160 years and now draws up to 15,000 people a day.