Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
The D-A in Jackson County is still putting together criminal charges against murder suspect Lars Helgeson...
No date has been set so far for the Hixton man to appear in court, for allegedly shooting his father and burying the body. Helgeson surrendered to police last week, on the same day that investigators found the body of his father, Brian. Lars reportedly has told police that after shooting his father in the head and back, he dragged the body behind a tractor and burned it before burying the remains at an ATV track.
Drunks and fights and car flipping. All part of a normal Oktoberfest in
David Ring is the new Festmaster at Oktoberfest for 2013. Ring and his wife Denise were introduced as Festmaster and Frau at the Festmaster's Ball on Friday night. Ring works in community relations at Kwik Trip, and he was born the same year that Oktoberfest began, 1961.
A Hixton man found buried this week was killed by several gunshot wounds...
That conclusion comes from an autopsy identifying the man as 57-year-old Brian Helgeson. The autopsy was conducted by the Dane County medical examiner. Helgeson had been missing for several days before his body was discovered on Wednesday. His son Lars could be charged with murder early next week. Lars Helgeson is being held in the Black River Falls jail.
Okay, so there was no opening day parade for La Crosse's Oktoberfest this year...
Festival workers still found a way to deliver the Golden Keg to the festgrounds in time for the start of the nine-day event...and the ceremonial pouring of beer, to the chants of 'Tap that keg.' Dozens of people gathered to watch the ritual. Long lines formed outside the festground gate before the keg ceremony...one line for buying fest buttons, and another to get wristbands for the beer garden. Tonight's highlight on the Oktoberfest schedule is the Festmaster's Ball at the La Crosse Center.
A couple of local football teams will get a financial break, while they continue to play on their long-time turf...
The rent for Central and Aquinas to play ball games at the U-W-L stadium has been cut by 30 per cent, under a new 10-year agreement between the three schools. La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat is happy to see the university and the high schools cooperating.
The high school sports programs were concerned about steep increases in rent for Memorial Field in recent years. The current cost for renting the football field for a night is 22-hundred dollars.
The Oktoberfest beginning Friday in La Crosse marks the end of an era...
The 53rd Fest will be the last one that follows the nine-day schedule introduced in 2000. Next year, Oktoberfest will be one long weekend, Thursday through Sunday. But retiring Festmaster Brad Sturm points out that even if the official festival is shorter in the future, the festival's royal family will continue a week-long schedule of traditional events, including visits to schools and nursing homes.
Sturm says he and his frau Lynn have tried to 'have fun' throughout their year as reigning Oktoberfest royals. The name of Sturm's successor will be revealed at Friday's Festmaster's Ball.
A missing man from the Hixton area was shot more than a week ago, and buried on his own property, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Brian Helgeson's body was discovered yesterday...around the time that his son Lars was arrested after a manhunt. Lars Helgeson is expected to be charged soon in Jackson County with first-degree murder.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim in a fatal crash that happened on Tuesday night on State Highway 27 just south of Cataract.
24 year old James Denomie of Hayward crossed the center line just before midnight Tuesday and into the path of an oncoming car. He was found in his car 300 past the crash scene. The passengers in the other car were not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Monroe County Medical Examiner.