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The economy is looking a bit better, but what about the cost of groceries in the Midwest?

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 4:30pm
After an extended period of gloom, Americans are starting to feel better about inflation and the economy. Here's a way to check how the price of groceries in the Midwest has been impacted.

Snowmobiling on pause as warm weather and rain hit

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 3:00pm
Trails in southern Wisconsin had opened on Jan. 12 while most trails in northern Wisconsin have not yet opened.

Packers give Madison woman ‘heart attack,’ niece reports in 911 call

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 7:20am
The woman said she had been texting with her niece in Missouri and during the tense late minutes of the game had texted, “I’m having a heart attack!”

What a delivery: Owasso parents have baby in convenience store parking lot amid wintry weather

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 6:55am
Landon Manuel delivered their son in the front seat of their SUV when icy conditions slowed their journey to the hospital.

Poage Park ice skating rink opens

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 5:30am
The city of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department opened the free ice skating rink at Poage Park. Weather permitting and based on staff availability, the hours for this season will be:

THE WAY IT WAS: Winter on Hackberry Lane, ca. 1980s

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 5:15am
A couple weeks into our delayed winter here in La Crosse, are you sick of the snow and cold yet? It’s likely the children of La Crosse are not! Winter is a fun time of free play outside, and these…

La Crosse area building permits

Tue, 01/23/2024 - 5:00am
Here are recent La Crosse area building permits.

Elderly La Crosse woman injured in Winona County crash

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 12:30pm
A 77-year-old La Crosse woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle rollover crash Jan. 21 in Winona County.

Home sales dropped to the lowest level in 28 years. See where home sales are headed in Wisconsin

Sat, 01/20/2024 - 12:30pm
In addition, the median home sale price in 2023 was $389,800, up about 1% from 2022 and the highest on record. Here's a look at where home sales are headed in Wisconsin.

Unemployment benefit applications fall to lowest level since Sept. 2022. Here's recent job data for Wisconsin

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 4:30pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than a year. Here is the most recent jobs and unemployment data for Wisconsin.

St. Bernard to become new cathedral for Diocese of Madison

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 4:28pm
The Diocese of Madison has been without a cathedral since 2005, when St. Raphael was destroyed by fire.

Largest ice park in Midwest opens for season Saturday in Winona

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:00pm
The biggest ice park in the Midwest opens this weekend, and Winona ice climbers don't have to travel far to take advantage of its man-made features.

Most snowmobile trails still closed in northern Wisconsin

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:00pm
A lack of snow continues to hamper winter tourism as only Sawyer County has open trails, although conditions are reportedly poor.

Public input sought on $12M proposal to decommission dams in Vernon and Monroe counties

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 9:30am
In two community meetings, the Natural Resources Conservation Service presented its plan to decommission all but one dam between the Coon Creek and West Fork Kickapoo watersheds.

Late Madison doctor's mission to the moon will end in the South Pacific

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 5:40am
"She's coming back to Earth to put on an unplanned pyrotechnic show," Kay Heggestad's son, Greg Wertsch, wrote on Facebook.

Escalating violence in the Middle East isn’t raising gas prices, yet: Track changes in gas prices in Wisconsin

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 4:30pm
Why, in the midst of a crisis in the Red Sea, have energy prices barely reacted over the past few weeks? Plus, check out how gas prices are doing in Wisconsin.

Thai Pavilion gets a makeover in the deep of winter

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 8:00am
The pavilion at Olbrich Botanical Gardens was constructed in 2001 but its roof tiles need replacing while other restoration work could begin in the coming months.

Finally, Lake Mendota freezes

Wed, 01/17/2024 - 5:30am
The Clean Lakes Alliance also has named a winner of its annual Mendota Freeze Contest to guess the date the lake would freeze over.

10 years after 'Justified Anger', Gee presents 'The Cost of Hope' on MLK Day at Viterbo

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 1:15pm
The Rev. Alex Gee is no stranger to changing the discussion on racial justice in the Midwest, and his presentation “The Cost of Hope” at Viterbo University’s Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration was no exception.

State Capitol event honors MLK Day on coldest holiday since 2016

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 5:30am
"I believe the theme of 'One Day' is a powerful sentiment but it depends how it's presented," Mt. Zion Baptist Church Rev. Marcus Allen said of the annual event's theme.