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VA studies invisible scars of combat

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) — The two soldiers followed standard rules of engagement as a suspicious truck rolled toward their convoy in Iraq.

About People for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am

Hometown history: 1964 county jail kitchen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
THE WAY IT WAS: This circa 1964 photo shows part of the kitchen at the old La Crosse County Jail which was located at 1003 Zeisler St. At the time of this photo Paul “Pip” Wuest was serving as…

British studies prove a life-changing experience

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
HOLMEN — As she prepares to start her senior year at the College of St. Benedict, Taylor Pederson of Holmen is looking at a major change in her life’s direction, thanks to a semester spent stu…

Ashley gave $20,000 to Walker

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
Less than a month after the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board approved a $6 million tax credit for Ashley Furniture Industries, the company's owners gave $20,000 to Gov. Scott Walker'…

Author memorializes La Crosse man with novel

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
Anyone who lived in La Crosse before 2006 probably remembers seeing LeRoy Buchholz around town.

Dane County promotes 'Man Therapy' to prevent suicide

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON — Work stress, a failing marriage and flashbacks from military service in Iraq caused Jeff Ditzenberger so much despair that he burned down an abandoned house in an effort to kill hims…

Gender matters as two women top Democratic ticket

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 4:00pm
MILWAUKEE — Democrat Mary Burke is the first woman to win a major party nomination for Wisconsin governor, but you wouldn't know that from her campaign, in which she rarely strays from her mai…

Festival Foods CEO honored as state's Grocer of the Year

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
When Mark Skogen was growing up, he was so busy with sports in high school and even into college, that he didn’t spend much time working in the family grocery business. Even so, he soaked up a…

Tomah athlete returns to help others

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
TOMAH -- Dr. T.J. Bramwell first became interested in medicine while playing running back for Tomah High School’s football team in 1998.

Pets of the Week for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am

Bounteous or bare? Area fall harvest outlook is partly cloudy, with a chance of rain

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
WINONA, Minn. — For farmers, 2014 is shaping to be a good-news, bad-news year.

For Goodness' Sake for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
Administered by La Crosse County, the For Goodness’ Sake program provides donated household goods to the needy. The phone numbers listed are for local agency contacts, not the person in need. …

Wisconsin crop dusters deal with modern technology

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
SAUK CITY, Wis. — The only part of Jim Kazmierczak’s crop dusting business that fits one of the many stereotypes linked to his misunderstood profession is the cramped, one-seater Piper airplan…

WEDC approves Ashley tax credit

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
The board overseeing the state’s flagship job-creation agency has quietly approved a $6 million tax credit for Ashley Furniture Industries with a condition allowing the company to eliminate ha…

Meth use climbs as price of heroin skyrockets

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
Methamphetamine use is climbing as desperate heroin addicts search for a cheaper way to get high and avoid a fatal overdose.

BRF player hones skill, shares love of game

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
BLACK RIVER FALLS — Leslie Thompson used to be intimidated by chess.

Convertible enthusiasts take to Coulee Region roads

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:00am
Where did all the convertibles come from?

Wisconsin governor urges early propane orders

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:30am
MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker on Friday urged thousands of households that receive state heating assistance to start filing applications now for help with propane costs.

Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key…