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Western Wisconsin cities and towns impose burn bans due to high fire danger

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 4:00pm
Grill masters hyped about getting an early start to the outdoor cooking season need to think again.

International Owl Center plans new $17M facility in Houston ahead of owl festival this weekend

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 6:15am
The International Owl Center has big plans for a new home to host its owls and programming and is ready to show off its plans as it hosts the International Festival of Owls this weekend in Houston.

Woman's country living dream dashed by fire that destroyed her La Crosse County home and possessions

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 6:15am
A fire destroyed Taylor Killilea's home in rural La Crosse County, wiping out her country lifestyle and all her possessions. Community support is helping her move forward.

Why hasn't Wisconsin embraced raclette, the melting cheese?

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 5:50am
Alpinage Cheese in Oak Creek is making and promoting raclette, that for the first time has its own category in the upcoming World Championship Cheese Contest.

Refuge centennial to honor Aldo Leopold heritage

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 5:30am
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Created in 1924, the refuge’s beginning came nine years before conservationist Aldo Leopold published his textbook, “Game Management,” which transformed how conservation leaders thought…

Shelby Fire Department puts out small grass fire between Coon Valley and Shelby

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 7:00pm
A small grass fire in the La Crosse area was extinguished by 5pm on Tuesday, causing approximately seven acres of damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the nearby property owners reported that they were not burning…

Two injured after head-on collision in Allamakee County

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 4:45pm
One person is injured after a head-on collision Feb. 26 in northeast Iowa.

UW Glass Lab's Helen Lee wins major art award, has exhibit at Arts + Literature Lab

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 1:30pm
Artist and UW associate professor Helen Lee has received a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.

Is Wisconsin's lost winter a harbinger of winters to come?

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:30am
Many relished Monday's record warmth, but the warmest winter ever in Wisconsin has not been kind to those who depend on cold and snow for a living.

New EV Hybrid stickers for first responder safety are ready for Wisconsin license plates

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 5:30am
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles will begin sending new EV Hybrid stickers to current owners of electric and hybrid vehicles, as required by recent legislation.

UW-L Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center Artifact Show Saturday at Valley View Mall

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 5:30am
The public can see artifacts representing the area’s long history during the annual UW-La Crosse Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center Artifact Show. The free event will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Valley View Mall in La Crosse.

THE WAY IT WAS: Johnnie’s Restaurant Fire, 1994

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 5:15am
La Crosse firefighters battle a three-alarm fire that destroyed Johnnie’s Bar and Restaurant 30 years ago during the early morning hours of Feb. 26, 1994. It took the fire department seven hours and 1.8 million gallons of water to put…

La Crosse area building permits

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 5:00am
Here are recent La Crosse area building permits.

Too early to tell if a lack of snow will be detrimental to crops

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:00pm
Most precipitation in Wisconsin falls in April, May and June.

Iowa DOT closes Black Hawk Bridge in Lansing due to structural issues

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 9:00am
The Iowa Department of Transportation has closed the Highway 82 Black Hawk Bridge from Lansing to Wisconsin's Highway 35 due to structural integrity concerns. The bridge is expected to be closed until a thorough inspection can be completed

Middleton community holds vigil to support grieving family after tragic murder-suicide

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 10:30am
"I called this prayer vigil, and I told the mayor, because Middleton needed to be hugged," Middleton Ald. Jeffrey Jackson said.

Two firefighters injured battling downtown Tomah building fire Friday night

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 8:30am
Fire crews from numerous area departments battled a fire in a downtown Tomah building Friday night.

Emergency crews at scene of large fire in downtown Tomah building

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 7:21pm
Emergency crews have responded to another fire in downtown Tomah.

'We didn't ask for this': Hintgen neighborhood trees and more would be torn up by La Crosse sidewalk plan

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 10:30am
The city of La Crosse has proposed sidewalks to be built on 28th Street between Hass and Robinsdale, which could destroy yard improvements and long-standing trees. Residents are petitioning to have an exception made to the requirement to install sidewalks.

La Crosse Mayo Clinic anesthetists rally colleagues for blood drive

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 5:45am
Every 10 minutes, a Mayo Clinic patient needs a blood transfusion. However, for anesthetists at La Crosse Mayo Clinic, this month’s blood drive gained a whole new meaning.