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  • Wisconsin
    New Ideas for Lieutenant Governor Catching On

    Right now, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor isn’t asked to do much. More than one candidate for the job this year is campaigning on the idea of changing that. Republican Brett Davis is one of those. He’s looking at turning the job into the top taxpayer watchdog for the state. For good reason, he...

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    Prez Cholesterol Levels a Lesson for Others

    Your cholesterol going up? Sure, you and the president. President Obama’s latest physical shows his LDL cholesterol–the bad stuff–has gone up by fifty percent in the last two years. Weird for a skinny guy. Or is it?       Linda Larson’s a wellness specialist at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.  She...

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    Drunken Couple Leave Trail of Waste

    It’s very possible that a La Crosse couple will look back on this week-end as the low point in their relationship.   The 22 year-old woman and 26 year-old man were both hauled to jail after they left a bit of a mess at the Salvation Army on Saturday. Cops say the...

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    Happy Ad Harassment

    Stalking is something that can be done using various techniques. As it turns out, even with ‘Happy Ads.’ La Crosse cops are looking for a 53 year-old Onalaska guy for the unwanted attention he’s been paying to a former flame. Apparently, she’s got a restraining order against the guy–a former attorney— but...

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    Downtown Patrols Proposed

    SHOULD THERE BE MORE PATROLS IN DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE AT NIGHT?  A GROUP OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS AT WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE PROPOSES THAT IDEA AS ONE WAY TO PREVENT DRUNKEN DROWNINGS.   STUDENT JESSICA JORSTAD MADE THAT SUGGESTION DURING A CEREMONY AT RIVERSIDE PARK ON SUNDAY, TO REMEMBER YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE...

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    Deer Numbers Research

    Wisconsin’s DNR wants your help getting an accurate gauge on deer numbers in the state.  DNR spokesman Bob Manwell says hunters will have access to an online hunter reporting web page.   After a day in the woods they can report on weather conditions, deer sightings and anything that could impact the population....

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    Chemicals Found At Site Of House Fire

    The La Crosse man who died in a house fire overnight apparently had hazardous chemicals in his basement.  A bomb squad was brought to the 1000 block of Redfield Street after the fire which killed James Oestreich.  Police have ruled out the possibility that Oestreich had a meth lab in the house....

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    Ramp Negotiations With Sense of Urgency

    It’s March. Spring is nearly upon us. The time for breaking ground for big construction projects is close at hand.   Projects like the third Riverside Center building in La Crosse. Developer Don Weber says he’d like to break ground within weeks on the third building south of Riverside Park. But he’s...

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    One Killed in La Crosse Apartment Fire

    ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER AN APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE ON REDFIELD STREET IN LA CROSSE… THE PERSON WHO DIED WAS FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BUILDING IN THE ONE-THOUSAND BLOCK OF REDFIELD. FLAMES WERE CONFINED TO THE BASEMENT. THE CAUSE ISN’T KNOWN YET. THAT FIRE WAS REPORTED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

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    RIVER SAFETY CEREMONY

    THERE’S STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND AND ICE ON THE RIVER, AS THERE WAS TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN A LA CROSSE COLLEGE STUDENT DROWNED IN THE MISSISSIPPI. BUT FAIRLY MILD WEATHER ON SUNDAY BROUGHT OUT DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN RIVERSIDE PARK, TO REMEMBER YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE DROWNED IN RECENT YEARS, AND...

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    CLARE BACK ON CAMPUS

    IT MAY BE A WHILE BEFORE SHE CAN GET BACK TO REGULAR EXERCISE…OR TO SINGING WITH A JAZZ GROUP AT U-W-LA CROSSE. BUT CLARE MALINOWSKI IS HAPPY TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AFTER GOING THROUGH CARDIAC ARREST IN AN EXERCISE ROOM IN LATE JANUARY. CLARE AND HER PARENTS CELEBRATED HER RETURN...

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    Indian Logo Bill To State Senate

    WISCONSIN STATE SENATORS WILL GET THE NEXT CRACK AT A BILL TO STOP SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM USING INDIAN LOGOS.  THAT BILL PASSED THE ASSEMBLY BY A NINE-VOTE MARGIN YESTERDAY. IT WOULD ALLOW THE STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TO IMPOSE FINES ON ANY DISTRICT WHICH REFUSES TO DROP A NICKNAME OR MASCOT RULED TO...