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    United Way Director Resigns

    It’s ten and done for Rose Mary. Great Rivers United Way executive director Rose Mary Boesen’s resigning her job. Boesen’s been the director of the local United Way chapter for ten years and has been with the organization for twenty years. United Way board chair Brad Sturm expects the search for a...

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    Bomb Threat

    A bomb threat today at Black River Falls High School.   The principal reported a threat written on a school wall yesterday regarding a bomb that was supposed to go off in the school today.  A bomb dog was brought in and police took a number of precautions including searches, security checkpoints for...

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    Wood Trial In Monroe County Could Wait ‘Til Fall

    TOMORROW IS THE DAY WHEN ASSEMBLYMAN JEFF WOOD IS SCHEDULED TO FACE A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE THAT COULD DECIDE TO EXPEL HIM. MEANWHILE, WOOD IS EXPECTED TO ENTER A PLEA ON AN O-W-I CHARGE NEXT MONTH IN PORTAGE. A SIMILAR CHARGE IN MONROE COUNTY MIGHT NOT LEAD TO A TRIAL UNTIL FALL, ACCORDING...

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    Suspect Charged With Two Fall Holdups

    HE WAS ALREADY CHARGED WITH THE ARMED HOLDUP OF A POPULAR LA CROSSE ICE CREAM STORE… NOW, JUSTIN PURDY IS THE SUSPECT IN ANOTHER ARMED ROBBERY THAT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS LATER IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. THE FIRST ROBBERY OCCURRED OCTOBER 20TH AT RANISON ICE CREAM ON 16TH STREET…WHILE THE SECOND WAS AT...

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    2nd Fire Station

    Onalaska’s fire chief continues to push for a 2nd fire department for the city.  Chief Don Dominick says   building a new facility on highway 16 would benefit the city because it would improve response times in that area from ten minutes to four.  Dominick is hoping the city gets a 2.3 million...

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    Mr. Barrett On Pearl Street

    A SHORT SPIN AROUND DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE CAN GIVE A POLITICAL CANDIDATE AN EDUCATION…AND SOME PUBLICITY.   MILWAUKEE MAYOR TOM BARRETT WENT AROUND TO LA CROSSE BUSINESSES TODAY, SAYING HE WANTS A JOB AS  WISCONSIN’S NEXT GOVERNOR. AND ONE WORKER JOKED THAT HER STORE IS HIRING.  BARRETT SAYS HE’S LEARNING THAT SMALL BUSINESSES WANT...

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    Deadline Coming For Pet Registration

    If you own a dog or a cat in LaCrosse county you have until the end of the month to get them registered.  Heather Schmid with the Coulee Region Humane Society reminds us all dogs have to licensed and most municipalities in the county require cats to be licensed as well.  Heather...

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    Coal Plants Get Blame for Air Quality

    A week of bad air in Wisconsin.     Stagnant air and a March thaw has led the DNR to issue air quality watches for two-thirds of the state. Too many particulates in the air. Why all the pollution? look no further than your neighborhood coal plant, says Clean Wisconsin’s Katie Nekol.  ...

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    One Veto Override Good, One on Hold

    A veto override attempt by the city council is on hold for now. mayor Matt Harter had vetoed the hiring of a half time lawyer to work in the city attorney’s office. That veto was up for an override this week, but the city council has decided instead to put off the...

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    Lewiston Man Happy With New Kidney

    ONE MONTH AGO, A LEWISTON, MINNESOTA MAN WAS GETTING READY TO RECEIVE A KIDNEY FROM A WOMAN HE MET OVER THE INTERNET… TOM WIRT GOT HIS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN MID-FEBRUARY, AND HE TELLS US HE’S FEELING ‘MUCH BETTER’ SINCE THE OPERATION. WIRT AND HIS WIFE BETTY ARE STAYING AT A RESIDENCE FOR...

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    La Crosse Businessman Rings Wall Street Bell

    THIS MAY BE THE WALL STREET VERSION OF SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A BALL GAME, OR TOSSING THE COIN AT THE SUPER BOWL. IN MANHATTAN THIS AFTERNOON, THE C-E-O OF A LA CROSSE BUSINESS HAS THE HONOR OF RINGING THE CLOSING BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. DR. ANDREW TEMTE...

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    Nesse Gets Promotion

    The man who has been running Franciscan Skemp in LaCrosse will be moving to Rochester to head up all of Mayo Health System.   Dr. Robert Nesse will start his new job in June.  He has been serving as the president and CEO of the LaCrosse care provider since 2004.  He took his...