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Fire crews extinguish Sparta basement fire

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 12:56am
The Sparta Area Fire District responded to a reported basement fire Wednesday around 3:22 a.m. at 627 E. Franklin St. in the city of Sparta.

High percentage of street drugs test positive for xylazine in La Crosse, especially among unhoused

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 6:15am
Xylazine, often known as Tranq, is on the rise in the La Crosse community.

County Highway M across La Crosse River closed in June for bridge replacement

Wed, 05/08/2024 - 11:45am
Bridge on County Highway M in West Salem to be replaced in June, causing large detours for commuters.

UWL commencement set for Sunday, May 12

Wed, 05/08/2024 - 9:45am
UW-La Crosse will celebrate more than 1,500 seniors and 300 graduate students during spring commencement Sunday, May 12, at the La Crosse Center.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy offers birdwatching walk Saturday near Ferryville

Wed, 05/08/2024 - 9:30am
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, a free guided birding walk is being offered by Mississippi Valley Conservancy at Sugar Creek Bluff State Natural Area on Saturday. Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring in a beautiful, natural setting…

WAY IT WAS: Sells-Gray Circus, June 27, 1967

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 5:15am
This photo appeared in the La Crosse Tribune after the Sells-Gray Circus performed two shows at Erickson Field on June 27, 1967. Visitors to the circus enjoyed meeting clowns, watching jugglers and unicyclists, and performances with Russian bears, poodles, monkeys,…

La Crosse area building permits

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 5:00am
Here are recent La Crosse area building permits.

School buses vandalized with messages of support for Palestinians

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 1:30pm
The incident was reported last week by First Student which has 27 buses tagged with spray paint.

Wisconsin has a new Alice in Dairyland, but she didn't grow up on a farm

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 9:20am
Halei Heinzel of Oconomowoc and a UW-Madison senior has been Wisconsin's 77th Alice in Dairyland.

First Madison Night Market of the season set for Thursday

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 8:55am
The market features over 100 vendors and this year will expand to capitol Square

Woman killed in Dane County motorcycle crash

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 7:15am
The crash on Sunday north of Middleton claimed the life a 54-year-old woman.

UW-Madison reading program to highlight book on disability in 2024-25

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 9:40am
"A combination memoir, essay collection and call to action," the book follows Taussig's everyday life and challenges with accessibility.

Altra offering teens financial basics seminar May 14

Sat, 05/04/2024 - 5:30am
Altra Federal Credit Union will host a Teens and Money webinar covering financial basics from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. This event is free and for ages 13-18.

La Crosse River Marsh trails now open

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 5:30am
The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry announced that Xcel Energy’s overhead line replacement project is now complete. All portions of La Crosse River Marsh Trail System including the Grand Crossing, Jim Asfoor, and Vietnam Veterans Trail are…

Daily Bliss Road closures planned next week for La Crosse stormwater updates

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 12:15pm
Maintenance work planned for Bliss Road will force the closure of the road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily May 6-10.

Norwalk man arrested for threatening Vernon County resident, firing shots outside home

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 5:45am
Nicholas Lee Calhoon, 41, of rural Norwalk was arrested Saturday evening for threatening a Vernon County resident and firing a gun outside a home, according to Sheriff Roy Torgerson and Monroe County Sheriff Wesley Revels.

Live updates: At least a dozen people arrested at UW-Madison pro-Palestinian protest

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 9:39am
The protest began Monday morning with the establishment of an encampment that flouts university rules.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy trail trek challenge is underway

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 5:30am
The Trail Trek Challenge is a year-long, self-paced event that takes place on Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s nature preserves in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Throughout the year, participants choose when and where to hike at least five of the 18 designated trails…

THE WAY IT WAS: Doerflinger’s, c. 1910

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 5:15am
In 1903, William Doerflinger’s Park Store at the corner of Fourth and Main streets burned down. He rebuilt using modern fire-resistant technology that came out of the 1871 Chicago Fire. His new building had a steal frame supporting large windows.…

Pro-Palestinian encampments go up on Library Mall, in defiance of campus warnings

Mon, 04/29/2024 - 3:46pm
"I'm in it for as long as it takes," UW graduate student Halsey Hazzard said.