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State Fair visitors eat up lots of wireless data

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:14pm
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — On top of corn dogs and fried cheese curds, visitors to the Minnesota State Fair are eating up a lot of wireless data.

Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:00pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker portrays himself as a man of action, willing to take on tough political fights. It's a huge theme in his re-election campaign, underscored in h…

Driver found dead after hit-and-run, shooting

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a male driver has been found dead — apparently shot after a hit-and-run in Milwaukee.

Recount flips results in Wisconsin Senate primary

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recount that did not include 110 missing ballots flipped the results in a Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in southwestern Wisconsin, the candidates said.

Key moments give fuel to Minnesota campaign themes

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several upcoming events on the calendar could help energize campaigns for Minnesota governor and legislative offices, driving the messages voters will hear from candidat…

Wisconsin teen visits all 50 state capitols

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Nick Nelson has known all of the state capitals since he was 5 years old. Now, at age 15, he can say he’s visited all of the state capitols as well.

Globetrotter doesn't let cancer stop her from coddling grandkids

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
ONALASKA — A diagnosis of breast cancer “stops you in your tracks,” says Mary Sargent, who has heard that verdict twice but chooses globetrotting with grandkids to show that the disease can’t …

Walker deals with double dose of bad economic news

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker tried to put a positive spin Friday on the one-two punch of lackluster job numbers and a drop in tax collections that will likely put the budget in the red next yea…

Sam and Janet Sokolik: Grateful for help with class reunion

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
We want to thank La Vern Jonas, Ronald Page, Bonnie Page, Ruth Chalsma, Judy McHugh and Rosanne Fibeger for a great job of setting up the 50-year class reunion of Holmen High School at Paradis…

Mary Kastenschmidt: Thanks for help with Neighbor Night

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
The Mindoro Area Outreach Team would like to thank everyone — especially those who attended — who helped make our Neighbor Night on Aug. 27 such a success.

Climbing for a cause: Local workshop teaches environmental activism through protest

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
STODDARD, Wis. -- Kat Eng stepped into her climbing harness and went through the alphabetical checklist before her ascent into the forest canopy.

Steppin' Out helps fund new researcher, cancer services

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
As thousands prepare to walk in the Steppin’ Out in Pink fundraiser Sept. 6, the Gundersen Medical Foundation is close to hiring another cancer researcher with earnings from the campaign that …

Bekky Mayfield: Habitat for Humanity grateful for support

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
I want thank the participants, donors and volunteers who helped make the Run to the Runway, Walk to the Waffles 5K Family Fun Run event to benefit Habitat for Humanity a huge success.

Science of young brains has put more emphasis on early education

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:14pm
DALLAS (MCT) -- A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from chomping on each other. These days, the best-respected …

La Crosse Labor Day festivities include parade, festival

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:00pm
The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO invites the public to attend a North Side Labor Day parade to be followed by a festival at Copeland Park.

Man arrested in Winona County prostitution sting

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm
WINONA, Minn. -- A La Crescent man faces prostitution charges after a Winona County Sheriff's Department sting operation.

Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:30pm
MADISON  — Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month.

Man injured in fall from car

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:00pm
A 22-year-old rural Norwalk man is in critical condition at a local hospital after falling from the roof of a car early Friday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Hijacked Capt. Phillips: 'We're stronger than we know'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:01pm
People are tougher than they realize — and they learn it when life-threatening conditions test their mettle, says Capt. Richard Phillips, who survived such an ordeal when pirates hijacked his …

La Crosse County Circuit Court felonies

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:00pm