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Minnesota man killed in Monroe County collision

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 5:00am
TOWN OF BYRON -- A 77-year-old Buffalo, Minn., man died, and three other people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Monroe County.

At least 25 companies have outsourced and received state funding since 2005

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON — In July 2012, Kohl’s Department Stores secured up to $62.5 million in state tax credits to keep its headquarters in Menomonee Falls.

Cranberry industry, growers get creative to drive up demand

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
Ads in 60 restaurants across the Midwest and billboards in western Wisconsin show the VanWychen family of Wetherby Cranberry Co. sporting hip boots with iconic Ronald McDonald in their cranber…

Ocean Spray bogged down with legal challenges

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
Cranberry growers charge in a federal lawsuit that Ocean Spray, the industry’s dominant player, is costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue by wielding undue influence over the …

Cranberry growers struggle for income amid oversupply

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
At the Dane County Farmers’ Market in November, cranberry grower Nodji VanWychen proudly lifted a bag of fresh berries and declared, “This is going to help keep our head above water.”

Wisconsin ranks No. 8 in number of farmers markets

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
There are few better places to buy summer vegetables, fresh cheese curds and homemade baked goods than Wisconsin, which has the eighth-most farmers markets of any state in the nation, accordin…

UW-Madison making next round of MOOCs shorter, more Wisconsin focused

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON -- By conventional education standards, UW-Madison’s first round of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, had an extremely rough start.

For Goodness' Sake for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 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.

Manitowoc residents combat monarch decline

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Some people raise dogs or cats for their cuddly companionship. Others opt for fuss-free fish. Carol Stokes and Lori Beilke choose to mother monarchs.

Como Park carousel to celebrate 100th birthday

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — At 100 years old, the Cafesjian Carousel still delights St. Paul’s youngest residents.

Gundersen emergency crews evolve from 'horizontal taxis' to mini-ICUs

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
Tri-State Ambulance vehicles have logged millions of miles on their life-saving missions since the service started with two hearse-style station wagons in 1968.

Medical dispatchers take multi-tasking to emergency levels

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
Average days are nonexistent for emergency medical dispatchers, often forcing them to be multi-tasking whizzes to juggle calls from the second they report to work, Jamie Ristey says.

Paramedic: 'You see horrific things — and it changes you'

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:00am
A series of part-time gigs as a rural emergency volunteer led Crystal Wallin to conclude that her true calling was to the emergency medical field instead of banking.

Driver killed in single vehicle accident in town of Bangor

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:57pm
The driver in a single-vehicle accident was killed Saturday morning in the town of Bangor, according to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department.

On Wisconsin: The state fair is the place to be

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 5:37pm
WEST ALLIS -- There may be no better place to gorge than at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Public can speak out on library future

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 1:21pm
The public will get its chance to weigh in on the future of the La Crosse Public Library -- and, in particular, its two branch sites -- as the library board starts a series of listening sessio…

Charges: Man who shot officer said: 'I hate cops'

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:00am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged Friday with killing a Mendota Heights police officer and firing at others during an eight-hour manhunt allegedly told police, “I hate cops and I’m guilty,” acc…

Anti-carp speakers up and running in Genoa

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:00am
An experimental underwater speaker system designed to repel invasive Asian carp is up and running in Genoa, University of Minnesota officials confirmed this week.

Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm
MADISON — A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavio…

La Crosse man pleads guilty in March rape

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:04pm
A 22-year-old La Crosse man faces up to 28 years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman in her South Side apartment.