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Onalaska library to host 'Meet Mr. King' Jan. 16

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 5:30am
ONALASKA -- Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring company based out of Asheville, N.C., will perform its acclaimed show “Meet Dr. King” at the Onalaska Public Library at 4 p.m. Jan. 16.

Legislation would rename Tomah VA after Jason Simcakoski

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 5:45am
Two Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced legislation to rename the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Wafer Food Pantry in La Crosse is going greener

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 5:30am
After months of planning and discussions with electrical and structural engineers, the beginning of a solar project kicked off in September. Running into a few challenges delayed completion of the system. However, as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, WAFER…

Health department urges residents to test for radon

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 5:30am
Radon is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that can enter homes and buildings through the foundation. One in 10 Wisconsin homes has elevated levels of radon. According to a La Crosse County news release, radon causes an estimated 21,000 lung…

La Crosse area building permits

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 5:00am
Here are recent La Crosse area building permits.

Denton Street fire in La Crosse damages shed, spares nearby building

Mon, 01/08/2024 - 1:00pm
A fire that broke out Sunday in La Crosse damaged a shed but was contained before it could damage any residential structures.

Remodeling in the new year? Here are the keys to a successful project

Mon, 01/08/2024 - 9:25am
Content by The Board Store Home Improvements. The expert team at The Board Store provided an insider’s view of what homeowners should know before they begin a remodel.

The concrete art of Grandview in Hollandale gets a historic nod

Mon, 01/08/2024 - 5:15am
The former farm of artist Nick and Katherine Engelbert is now on the state Register of Historic Places and is a showcase for Nick's sculptures and paintings.

Some projections say Americans will spend less money on gas in 2024 — what about gas prices in Wisconsin?

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 12:55pm
GasBuddy projects that gas prices will fall in 2024 for the second year in a row. Here's a look at changes in gas prices in Wisconsin.

La Crosse Children's Museum seeks artists to help celebrate its 25th anniversary

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 5:30am
The Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum of La Crosse opened in downtown La Crosse on Feb. 28, 1999, and will soon celebrate 25 years of "learning and fun… rolled into one!"

Corps of Engineers reminds public of Lock and Dam 7 closure

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 5:30am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reminds the public that Lock and Dam 7, located near La Crescent, is closed for winter maintenance. The parking lot is also inaccessible to the public, according to the news release.

THE WAY IT WAS: Winter Carnival Parade, January 1921

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 5:15am
The J.C. Burns Fruit House was a staple fruit provider in La Crosse from 1883-1938, and was especially known for their bananas. The first retail store location was at 309 Main St., and the warehouse was located at 110-112 N.…

Rescuers of 2 children who fell through ice describe harrowing moments

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 10:28pm
“I didn’t give it a second thought. I just went for them,” rescuer Jarett Carver, 21, said.

'Front row seats' to activities at latest homeless encampment a concern for La Crosse businesses

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 3:00pm
As the homeless encampment across the La Crosse River from the Riverside International Friendship Gardens grows, nearby businesses and residents have reported discomfort about the camp’s presence.

Pedestrian crosswalks to be updated, will include countdown timer and auditory signals

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 10:31am
Pedestrian crosswalk signals are set to be updated in heavy walking traffic areas across the city. The new signals will feature countdown timers and auditory signals to meet modern safety standards.

Landmark Luther Memorial church in Madison turns 100

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 9:00am
With flying buttresses and a soaring tower, Luther Memorial brought Neo-Gothic style to Madison a century ago.

Longfellow Middle School students of the month for December

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 7:00am
The Longfellow Middle School students of the month for December:

Human sex trafficking dangers presentation Jan. 8

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 5:30am
First Free Church, Onalaska, has partnered with 5 Stones/Fox Valley, Wisconsin, to host a presentation about the realities of human and sex trafficking. It will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Holland Town Hall, W7937 County Road…

Parks Dept. urges better use of salt, de-icers in La Crosse

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 5:30am
As winter sets in, La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry is taking steps to educate residents and businesses about the negative impacts that overuse of road salt has on our waterways, infrastructure, vegetation and animals.

Fire destroys garage in Galesville; residence saved

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 3:00pm
A fire destroyed a garage in Galesville on Sunday, but fire crews were able to save the adjoining residence.