Drew Kelly

Drew Kelly

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Special election would take place Nov. 28. 

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Bill would allow patients to grow plants, use for debilitating purposes 

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Numbers released for the 2015-16 school year by state 

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Tuesday - October 17, 2017 4:35 am

La Crosse's bizarro sex burglar

Police have no suspects, occupants don't
know how the person is getting into house 

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Couple had been drinking at a concert downtown 

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School's business services director said there
were positives, negatives from state budget passing 

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Student drinking down, but women over 50 drinking is up 

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Tuesday - October 10, 2017 2:18 am

Training lab unveiled at Western Tech

A $400,000 donation from Ashley
Furniture helped make it happen 

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The kids are as obese as the adults.

A national survey recently released on children's health showed that 30 percent of Wisconsin children aged 10-17 are considered overweight. The rate for adults is 31 percent.

The numbers are alarming. As kids catch up with adults in obesity, they also catch up in other places.

"The scary part about child and adolscent obseity is that disease that we see in middle- or late-aged adults we're now seeing in our kids," Marisa Pruitt, a registered dietician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, said. "Things like hpyertention, fatty liver disease, Type-2 diabetes."

To combat the problem, things need to start with the parents.

"We've had a pretty consistent increase in obesity for adults and children, are 100 percent influenced by the adults around them," Pruitt said. "It's great that we can layer messages in schools, communities and after school programs but if parents aren't modeling these programs, we're not going to see much of a change."

The report does use height and weight measurements used to calculate body mass index, which is thought by many experts to be an archaic way to measure obesity.

 

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Monday - October 9, 2017 4:54 pm

Man rescued from Mississippi River

Crews were dispatched a little after 3 p.m.

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