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Two critically injured in Monroe County crash

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00am
TOWN OF LITTLE FALLS -- A one-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon resulted in critical injuries to two men.

Medicaid expansion would save Wisconsin $206 million

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:01am
MADISON — Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a new report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of mil…

Minority enrollment dips slightly in La Crosse

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
In La Crosse County, 86 people, or 11 percent, of the 818 people arrested for drug crimes in 2011 were black, according to the state Office of Justice Assistance. African Americans accounted f…

Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
MADISON — Even before Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O’Brien crunched the numbers, she knew something was amiss. Her strongest evidence: “The courtroom didn’t look right when I walked in.”

Giving military gear to police gets second look

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, …

Goal Africa gives Ugandan children joy

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
TOMAH -- Jake Parker began Goal Africa, a soccer ball drive for children in Uganda, to give the Tomah community a chance to do something small that would have a positive impact.

On Wisconsin: Pelicans making a home in Wisconsin

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
BEAVER DAM — Chris Stavropolus is in the know.

Pets of the Week for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am

Library looks for other funding sources

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
The La Crosse Public Library director said Saturday she will begin taking steps in September to adopt some of the funding suggestions offered during three listening sessions on the future of i…

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
PIERRE, S.D. — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted “Little House on the Prairie” fans…

For Goodness' Sake for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
Administered by La Crosse County, the For Goodness’ Sake program provides donated household goods to the needy.

Orchard owners named farm family of the year

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
LA CRESCENT, Minn. -- Running an orchard is no joke to La Crescent resident Rick Van Lin.

Hillsboro meth labs provide example of HAZMAT readiness

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
VIROQUA — Emergency responders often deal with people when they are at their most vulnerable and frightened, and on July 31, Vernon County’s hazardous materials team was put to the test as two…

Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00am
MINNEAPOLIS — Kristy Allen and Mark O’Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities sel…

Panel, public can speak on Lot C plans

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:17pm
A special panel that helped set the goals for developing a county-owned parking lot in downtown La Crosse will get the chance Tuesday to weigh in on the $68 million office, retail and housing …

Think you know which Wisconsin county has the highest property taxes? Think again

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm
A report from the Tax Policy Center examining property taxes contained a revelation that might surprise many Wisconsin homeowners.

Dry conditions across the region

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:30am
It’s not a drought yet, but parts of the Coulee Region are now designated as abnormally dry.

Viroqua's Wild West Days schedule

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:05am
The Wild West Days grounds are at 925 Nelson Parkway in Viroqua. Admission is $3 for adults $3 and $2 for children.

'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00am
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that’s building high-voltage power lines along the property.

Officials search for Wisconsin osprey, owl shooter

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00am
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are searching for the person who shot federally protected birds in Wisconsin.