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Mississippi Valley Conservancy trail trek challenge is underway

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 5:30am
The Trail Trek Challenge is a year-long, self-paced event that takes place on Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s nature preserves in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Throughout the year, participants choose when and where to hike at least five of the 18 designated trails…

THE WAY IT WAS: Doerflinger’s, c. 1910

Tue, 04/30/2024 - 5:15am
In 1903, William Doerflinger’s Park Store at the corner of Fourth and Main streets burned down. He rebuilt using modern fire-resistant technology that came out of the 1871 Chicago Fire. His new building had a steal frame supporting large windows.…

Pro-Palestinian encampments go up on Library Mall, in defiance of campus warnings

Mon, 04/29/2024 - 3:46pm
"I'm in it for as long as it takes," UW graduate student Halsey Hazzard said.

Washburn Community Gardens land sold for redevelopment, La Crosse urban gardeners collect their supplies

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 10:30am
Washburn Gardens in La Crosse faces potential destruction as land is sold for development. Residents fear the loss of their beloved gardens.

REACH Center seeks to strengthen relationship with neighbors after La Crosse officials deny rezoning request

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 10:30am
REACH Center partners with neighborhood groups to establish better communication and representation after rezoning petition denied. Good Neighbor Agreement aims to include residents in ongoing work.

Peregrine falcon population makes 'phenomenal' recovery in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 6:15am
DDT decimated the peregrine falcon population in the 1950s and 60s, but the birds have rebounded in the Coulee Region.

Enjoy Minnesota's state parks for free on Saturday

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 6:00am
Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources is offering free access to all of its state parks and recreation areas on Saturday.

La Crosse area building permits

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 5:00am
Here are recent La Crosse area building permits.

THE WAY IT WAS: Myrick Park, September 1994

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 5:15am
The portion of Myrick Park that would become Kids Coulee Playground sits ready for the many community members and craftsmen and women scheduled to build it. The sign reads “Future Site of Kids’ Coulee: A community-build playscape for children of…

Residents invited to let their lawns grow throughout May in La Crosse

Sat, 04/20/2024 - 6:00am
The city of La Crosse is announcing its third year of No Mow May, a sustainability initiative designed to support local biodiversity and foster a healthier ecosystem. Residents are encouraged to implement alternative lawn care practices such as less frequent…

Fatal two-vehicle collision in Trempealeau County claims one life

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 5:30pm
A person was killed and two others were injured in a head-on crash in Trempealeau County on Friday morning.

Informational meeting for Interstate 90 construction on Nodine Hill will be held Wednesday

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 10:00am
An open house with information on an Interstate 90 construction project on Nodine Hill will be held Wednesday.

Myrick Park Kids Coulee Playground grand reopening set for Wednesday

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 11:30am
The city of La Crosse will hold a public grand reopening celebration of the Myrick Park Kids Coulee Playground at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.

Museum to present April 25 program on Tomah railroad heritage

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 8:21am
The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum will present Shop Talk: History & Memories of the Milwaukee Road Shops in Tomah, a public program at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Sparta United Methodist Church, 201 Court St.

Ash monofill reaches capacity; La Crosse County set to close, cap and monitor site for the next 40 years

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 6:00am
La Crosse County's ash monofill, which has been active since 2007, is set to close this week due to reaching its capacity. The closure will be capped and monitored for at least 40 years.

City of La Crosse to pick up brush April 22-May 3

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 5:30am
The City of La Crosse will pick up brush for two weeks, beginning April 22 and running through May 3. Brush must be placed on the curb by 6:30 a.m on Monday, April 22, to ensure that it is picked…

Longfellow Middle School students of the month for March

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 5:30am
Here is our Longfellow Middle School list of students of the month for March 2024. Thank you!

Dells-area woman is joining the next Freedom Flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 11:40am
In Gaza, “we can clearly see the suffering. It’s not like this is hidden. We’re watching this on our phones,” Cassandra Dixon said.

Squirrel may have been factor in solar panel fire at Far East Side home, authorities say

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 8:10am
Firefighters saw the squirrel run from under the solar panel when they were fighting the fire, the Madison Fire Department said.

La Crosse offers down payment assistance program for first-time home buyers

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 6:00am
Get help buying your first home in La Crosse with the Down Payment Assistance Program. Potential buyers earning less than 120% of County Median Income are eligible for grants up to $25,000 towards their purchase.