Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Public donations to Wisconsin's endangered resources protection and management program have hit a 10-year low. Donations to such programs have dropped by nearly half in the last decade.
The state Department of Natural Resources program draws 25 percent of its funding from such donations. Sources for those include people buying special license plates or checking a box on their state income tax forms.
Wildlife officials say it's unclear why donations are declining. They're preparing a public education plan to better explain the importance of their work.
MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) Damage from a weekend fire at a food ingredient plant in central Wisconsin is estimated at $1 million.
Marshfield fire officials say the blaze at Quality Ingredients Corp., was contained to a drying unit inside one of the company's buildings. Deputy Chief Craig DeGrand says the fire destroyed about $1 million worth of processed food product.
Firefighters were on the scene Sunday morning for about six hours.
Gas prices don't seem to be moving at all...and certainly not going down much.
If the cost in La Crosse is around $3.70 a gallon now, and it's still two months until Memorial Day, what prices will we get this summer? The head of La Crosse's visitor bureau, Dave Clements, worries that people might already be deciding not to travel much this summer. He says travel seems to drop off, once gas gets up to $3.25 a gallon. Clements plans to advertise about La Crosse in many nearby urban areas this year...from Duluth to Chicago.
Two students from La Crosse schools finished 'in the money' at the state spelling bee in Madison this weekend.
Akshith Mandepally from Longfellow Middle School placed third out of 48 spellers in the state finals, and Nathan Jarrett of Providence Academy came in sixth. Both boys qualified for the Badger Spelling Bee by finishing high at a regional bee last month in West Salem. Akshith is an eighth-grader, so this was his last year to compete in the bee. However, Nathan is in fifth grade, and has three more chances to go to Madison. The state winner this year, Aisha Khan of Madison, will represent Wisconsin at the national bee in May.