Rick Solem

Rick Solem

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Thursday - July 30, 2015 12:00 am

La Crosse's got a food truck

First step in larger plan for owner, Maria Norberg


Friday - July 10, 2015 12:00 am

Cop beater in court

He's in court today for beating on a police officer. Two cops came to see Duane Thomas around 5 a.m. on the Fourth at a Fifth Ave. apartment. When asked to step outside, he refused. Punched one cop in the face. The fight sprawled to the hallway, where Thomas pulled the officer down a 15-foot flight of stairs. The 42-year-old La Crosse man was tased twice. Arrested for bail jumping, possession, batter to police and a slew of other charges.


Friday - July 10, 2015 12:00 am

Meth-using car thief to face charges

He will be in court today for admitting he stole a car. Benjamin Stetzer approached an officer parked in his squad off of James Street around 7 a.m. July Fifth. The 20-year-old La Crosse man told the cop he was still "tweaking" from meth two days prior and paranoid the police were following him. Cop offered him a ride, but he wanted to get his phone which was lying in the weeds. The officer followed him over, and questioned Stetzer about the 89 Buick that was parked there. Stetzer said he took it. Turns out, he did. Stole it the day before in Minnesota.


Sunday - June 28, 2015 12:00 am

The Halves Have it For High School Ballers

For nearly a decade, high school basketball in Minnesota has played with two 18-minute halves. Thursday, the WIAA made the same change. For a one-year trial, varsity basketball in Wisconsin will no longer be 8-minute quarters. The board voted 7-to-4 for the change. It's not the first time the WIAA has tried to adopt halves. During the 2009-10 season, coaches had the choice to play 16-minute halves for regular-season, non-conference games. The experiment was rarely used.


The 47th-annual Houston Country fly-in happens this Sunday. People from across the state fly their planes into the airport just south of Caledonia to put on display.   Arnie Beneke , part of the Red Baron Flyers, says between about 9 and 10 is the best time to catch some really good plane action . His group will be providing airplane rides for 25 dollars. The event goes from 7 to noon at the Houston County Airport. But if you want to get in the air, get in line before 11:30.


Thursday - June 11, 2015 12:00 am

Logan Softball Puts Stellar Season on the Line

It has a 26-and-1 record heading into the Division 2, WIAA state tournament. That one loss for the Logan High School softball team? It came 1-0 to Stevens Point in early May. And now that his Rangers are at state, coach Matt Marohl wouldn't mind being undefeated.  But the team has learned plenty from that one loss and he'll accept it if it helps them win state.  
Logan has been ranked number one all season. At 8 p.m. tonight in Madison, the Rangers open with a 25-and-5 New London team that was the runner-up at state last year and won it all two seasons ago.


Monday - June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Local High Schools Prep for State Track Meet

The WIAA State Track and Field meet takes place this Friday and Saturday and the Holmen High School will be busy. The Vikings have athletes participating in 12 different events in the Division One portion of the meet, which is held at UW-La Crosse's Veterans Memorial Sports Complex. Leading the way for Holmen is Danielle Kohlwey, who will compete in both hurdles events and the long jump. At state last year, she came away with a second- and third-place finish in the hurdles races.
For the third consecutive year, Logan High School's Aric Elmore is headed to the WIAA State Track and Field Meet. This Friday and Saturday at UW-La Crosse's Veterans Memorial Sports Complex, Elmore will compete in the long jump and triple jump. Last year, he placed fourth and ninth in those events, respectively. Heading into his final state meet, the senior has the third-best qualifying marks in both jumps.


Friday - February 6, 2015 2:24 pm

Trasmission lines aerial work

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) Workers are using helicopters to string nearly 50 miles of power lines in Wisconsin as part of a $2.2 billion project.



Wednesday - November 19, 2014 7:43 am

Explosion near Copeland Park

An oil storage tank exploded around 7 a.m. Wednesday near of Copeland Park and Hyrdite Chemical Company.



A mix of diesel fuel and asphalt was reported raining down on the area.


UPDATE: the shelter warning has been removed. The fire dept. has things stabilized.


One person has been reported injured.


No word yet as to what caused the explosion or the extent of the injury to one person.


Friday - September 20, 2013 2:54 pm

Person fell off bluff today

By WIZM Staff


Around 1:30 p.m. today, a call came in that someone had fallen off the bluff by Rim of the City Rd.

A rescue operation is underway.

Someone who was with the person that fell made the call.

Jim Hillcoat with the La Crosse Fire Dept. said they're coming down just off Hwy. 16, by Bluff Pass, near some storage lockers.

Check back for more details as they come in.