Report shows state could be short 2,000 nurses
Facility supports over 800 jobs, brings in over $50 million in wage income
The La Crosse public library is once again at a crossroads. It was three years ago that the city considered closing one or more of the library branches in order...
Complaints of a natural gas smell have been reported today at many points along the La Crosse River. Firefighters were called out to Three Rivers Plaza, and complaints of the smell also came from the Lang Drive area. Xcel Energy reportedly is focusing on the southside festgrounds, where a leak may have occurred in a tank containing the chemical that's added to natural gas to give it an odor.
A Winona woman died of accidental drowning after a New Year's Eve crash into Swift Creek in La Crosse...
That ruling comes from the La Crosse medical examiner's office, in the death of 21-year-old Ellie Ahmann. Examiner Tim Candahl says alcohol was a factor in the accident, with Ahmann's blood alcohol level at point-1-6-5. Ahmann's car went off Jackson Street near the brewery, went down an embankment, and traveled on the ice before breaking through and sinking in the creek.
Mayo Clinic has finalized the purchase of land near Sand Lake Road in Onalaska. A company spokesman told us that Mayo does not have an immediate plan for the use of the land. Purchase price, $8.3 million. Land equals 187 acres.
Rick Thiesse with mayo tells us that it's an exciting opportunity for them to do long range planning for the future. He says Mayo will evaluate how they can create new, innovative models of care to meet the needs of local communities and bring more Mayo Clinic care to the region.
Thiesse says Mayo will share more details when they have substantive information and are ready to make a formal announcement about the plans.
There will not be a new trial for a La Crosse area man convicted in a drug overdose death...
A state appeals court has turned down the request of Mitchell Perner, who's serving a 12-year prison term for providing heroin to his girlfriend, Shelby Perkins. He claims that he didn't actually deliver the drug to Perkins, because they both got it at the same time. Perner also argued that the trial jury should have been told that the drug dealer was granted immunity for testifying against him. Perkins died in May of 2010.
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