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La Crosse schools receive largest-ever grant to fund new college readiness program

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:40pm
A new college readiness program will launch this fall at Central and Logan high schools, thanks to two major grants combined to fund the largest-ever single gift to the School District of La Crosse.

Jury: Michigan man aquitted of selling heroin in Onalaska

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:30pm
A La Crosse County jury on Wednesday acquitted a Michigan man with a record of drug trafficking of selling $1,800 worth of heroin at an Onalaska hotel in June.

Attorneys: Debt led to killing

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:29pm
Jurors in Mitrel Anderson’s upcoming homicide trial will learn that his attorneys believe a $2,500 debt owed by the victim set off the events that led to the fatal stabbing at the downtown La …

Local jobless rate falls to 4.6 percent; lowest in 2014

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:27pm
The local unemployment rate dropped in July even as Wisconsin saw a slight uptick in overall joblessness.

Fire department wins accreditation

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:36pm
The La Crosse Fire Department has become one of only five fire agencies in Wisconsin to win accreditation from the Commission of Fire Accreditation International.

Diggity Dog Dip set for Aug. 30

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:30am
Sign-up is open for the eighth annual Diggity Dog Dip, an event put on by Diggity Dog Daycare that allows dogs to have a play day at the Onalaska Aquatic Center on the last day of operations o…

Navy 'Leap Frogs' to jump from plane over Minn. Capitol

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:00am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota's Capitol.

Wisconsin retains No. 2 spot on ACT test; Minnesota No. 1

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:00am
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin retains its number two spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam.

Lot C panel hears details on Weber plan

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:00am
A panel set up earlier this year to help shape development plans for a downtown La Crosse parking lot gave a thumb’s up Tuesday to a proposed $68 million office, retail and housing complex at …

Even 'good farming' a threat to karst landscapes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
Two new studies of private well water in Kewaunee County have linked contamination to fertilizer, livestock manure and human waste — laying bare a situation that county conservationist Andy Wa…

Ex-Im chairman touts bank's role in boosting exports

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
Domestic companies need to look abroad if they want to grow, the head of the United States Export-Import Bank said Tuesday during a tour of western Wisconsin.

New school year, new school

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
Contractors worked hard on final touches for the new Northside Elementary School on Tuesday while teachers moved into their new digs. The La Crosse School District plans an open house Sept. 18…

Gerke interim dean of Viterbo's nursing college

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:00pm
Viterbo University announced this week the appointment of Mary Lu Gerke as interim dean of the College of Nursing, Health and Human Behavior effective Sept. 2.

New approach to sexual assaults

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:00pm
MADISON -- Sexual assault victims in Wisconsin will be given a consent form notifying them they can have tests done and have DNA evidence stored at a state crime lab in Madison as they decide …

Viterbo celebrates 125 years

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:00pm
Viterbo University kicked off its 125-year anniversary celebration on Tuesday, welcoming faculty and staff back to campus and launching a yearlong campaign of service learning and special events.

Valley View joins ALS ice-bucket challenge

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:00pm
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is coming to Valley View Mall from noon to 12:30 p.m. today.

Local democrats rally to support Happ for AG

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:13pm
La Crosse area Democrats showed support for Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Susan Happ Tuesday afternoon as the candidate launched her first statewide tour before the November general election.

La Crosse County Circuit Court felonies

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:00pm

Regulators release draft environmental review of Badger Coulee

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00pm
State regulators have released the first draft of an environmental impact study of a proposed high-voltage transmission line between La Crosse and Dane counties.

Authorities identify 3 killed in Trempealeau County crash

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00pm
Three people killed Monday in a head-on crash on Hwy. 95 in the Trempealeau County town of Arcadia were identified Tuesday.