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She was there for a reason.

Western Technical College Nursing student, Megan Barbian, was sun bathing at Pettibone Beach Wednesday night when a man found a 20 month old girl washed up on shore, not breathing. Barbian had heard the girls grandmother, Jackie Olson, asking if anyone had seen her......she says she then sprung up and started administering CPR for about 10 minutes.

The little girl was released from Gunderson Lutheran Thursday. Barbian says the life changing event has not hit her yet........but when it does.....it's something she will never forget. She plans on checking on the little girl every now and then now.

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Burned Girls Still In Hospital

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Two young girls seriously burned in a campfire explosion in southeastern Minnesota last month remain hospitalized.

Four-year-old Chloe Langen has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. 5-year-old Annabelle Heyer is in fair condition at University Hospital's burn center in Madison.

Houston County sheriff's officials say an adult poured flammable liquid on a smoldering fire June 29th at Money Creek Haven Campground near Houston. The liquid ignited and caused the container to catch fire and explode.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 22:05

Wisconsin Moves Up In CNBC Report

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CNBC released its rankings of the Top States For Business. Wisconsin climbed eight spots to come in at  number 17. This is the highest Wisconsin has ranked since CNBC began conducting the study in 2007.



Bill Feehan, Republican State Senate Candidate, says this improvement in our ranking shows we are on the right track.
In 2012, Wisconsin improved or scored the same as it did in 2011 in eight of ten categories. The CNBC ranking shows Wisconsin's greatest improvement in the category of infrastructure and transportation, where the state jumped from 22nd to 6th in the country. Wisconsin also ranked high in education (10th), quality of life (14th), and cost of doing business (15th).

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It could be the official end of a parking experiment in the U-W-L neighborhood...

The La Crosse city council will be asked to vote next month on an ordinance to dissolve the special rules for alternate side parking in the university neighborhood during the winter. In the last three years, City Hall would send out alerts in that part of town, only on nights when the streets would be plowed. Only 11 alerts were issued during the five-month period of winter parking last year...and many people didn't bother to move their cars on those nights, anyway.

 

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:42

Dual Beat Down Gets Man 15 Years In Prison

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15 years in prison. That's the sentence a La Crosse man recieved today for beating his girlfriend and her friend to the point of permanent injuries. Judge Scott Horne told 58 year old Daniel Stoddard that this was one of the most sever incidents of domestic violence he has seen short of a homicide.

Stoddard was drunk on whiskey back on July 29th of last year when he attacked the two women in La Crosse. Stoddard accused his girlfriend of cheating on him then punched her friend in the head. The woman lost consciousness and woke up to find him kicking his girlfriend. He then kicked the friend in the head and punched her repeatedly after noticing she regained consciousness. Stoddard also hit the woman in the head with a frying pan.

Stoddard’s girlfriend ended up with a brain injury, skull fracture, lacerations, puncture wounds and bruises. Her suffered head wounds that required 32 staples and a broken hand among other injuries.

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More Burn Restrictions In Place

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Emergency burning restrictions have been extended to include Jackson and Monroe counties and additional portions of Adams and Juneau counties. Campfires have been banned in four Wisconsin State Parks system properties including Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest, Richard Bong State Recreation Area and Big Foot Beach State Park until further notice due to continued drought and high to very high fire danger conditions. The extended Emergency Burning Restrictions and the park campfire bans are effective Friday, July 13 at 12:01 a.m. Emergency burning restrictions currently are in effect in all of Crawford and Richland and portions of Juneau county.

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A temporary closure of Highway 35 at Genoa today is being postponed until noon.

The road will be closed near the Dairyland power plant, so spent nuclear fuel can be transported to a storage site down the road. The fuel has been kept at the main plant in Genoa since the nuclear reactor there was shut down in 1987, as a cost-cutting measure.

 

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Cycling The Country For Leader Dogs

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Cycling for Leader Dogs is a 3,500 mile, trans-America solo bicycle tour from the west coast to the east coast to increase awareness and raise funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Cyclist Mark Mansell is a member of the La Center Lions Club in La Center, Washington and talked with WIZM news about the trek.

Mansell has already passed his goal of $35 thousand, or 1,000 sponsors pledging one penny for every mile of the trip. All donations of $35 or more will receive a special commemorative pin. He will be going through La Crosse later today.

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Comments Sought For Statewide Obesity Plan

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State public health administrator Karen McKeown says they are still taking public comment on new ways the state wants to combat childhood obesity. It’s a 124-page document outlines the best types of physical activities for young people plus ways for adults to make healthy choices for meals.

McKeown says the state’s plan will need support from both the public and private sectors in order to succeed.

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