Oktoberfest opens in
La Crosse's Clements job becoming more complex Recently, a police chaplain's job has become much more complex. 
Gateway Area Council executive receiving vastly positive feedback La Crosse's Boyscout organization is encouraged
Vandalized statue still being repaired, culprits still at large King Gambrinus is still missing.  The iconic La
Governor wants to completely change EPA The Environmental Protection Agency would be a completely different animal
UW-L Chancellor says admin. could raise tuition after that MADISON, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker and the Joint

LATEST FROM COULEE REGION COOKS

Bacon Burger

Ingredients: 2 pounds bacon burger (1½ pounds beef with ½ pound bacon - should grind twice) 1 egg Onion to taste ½ cup cracker crumbs 1/4 cup milk - as...

Breakfast in a Meatball

Ingredients: 1 to 2 pounds sausage ½ to ¾ cup hash browns ½ cup Cheddar cheese small dice or grate Onion to taste, optional 1 to 2 eggs ¼ to...

LATEST NEWS

Bucks arena deal passes Assembly

28 July 2015
Bucks arena deal passes Assembly

Half-billion dollar proposal heads to Governor Walker

Lawmakers supporting veteran legislation

28 July 2015
Lawmakers supporting veteran legislation

Changes stem from death at Tomah VA

Vandals cause over $5,000 in damages at Onalaska school

28 July 2015
Vandals cause over $5,000 in damages at Onalaska school

Northern Hills Elementary covered in spray paint

Sanders popular in La Crosse

28 July 2015
Sanders popular in La Crosse

Watch live-stream address tomorrow at Old Crow

Fair

73°F

La Crosse

Fair
Humidity: 51%
Wind: W at 9 mph
Thursday 62°F / 87°F Sunny
Friday 59°F / 87°F Sunny
Saturday 62°F / 84°F Sunny
Sunday 62°F / 85°F Partly cloudy
Monday 60°F / 84°F Partly cloudy
Tuesday 60°F / 81°F Mostly sunny
Wednesday 61°F / 83°F PM showers
PEOPLE POLL
Will A Higher Minimum Wage In MN Affect WI?
Will A Higher Minimum Wage In MN Affect WI?
You must select at least one item to vote!

Allow students to refinance student loan debt

28 July 2015

Lots of people have taken advantage of falling interest rates in order to keep more money in their pocket. Millions have refinanced their mortgage to take advantage of today's more...

News

News

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 13:32

Governor Announces Tech College And Employer Program

Written by

Today Governor Scott Walker, while in La Crosse, announced a three-year, $4 million pilot program to boost skills training for jobs that are available now.

The program, Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant is designed to foster partnerships between the Wisconsin Technical College System and businesses with advanced manufacturing employment needs. The Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant, created by the non-profit Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, seeks to strengthen the ties between technical colleges, employers and job seekers.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 11:31

La Crosse Woman's Death Considered A Murder

Written by

Police are treating the death of a 35-year-old woman as a homicide.

Chief Ed Kondracki says an autopsy has been performed on the body of Kristen Rodgers, who was found dead in a Caledonia St. parking lot early Tuesday.  The cause of her death has not been released, but Kondracki says it was not accidental, and is "possibly drug-related."  The chief says the murder is thought to be an isolated incident, not related to other recent drug deaths in the area. Any clues can be called into 784-TIPS

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 23:15

Billings Is Listening To The Candidates

Written by

State Represenative, Jill Billings, says she is watching the gubernatorial campaign trail of Kathleen Vinehout and Kathleen Falk real closely. But the one thing that bothers the La Crosse Democrat, is the talk of fake candidates being used in primaries like we saw last year in recall elections.

Billings, during her interview with WIZM News, did not say which candidate she would support...saying she's listening like everyone else is....to the issues each one has.

 

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 22:26

Vinehout Hits The Campaign Trail

Written by

One democratic candidate for governor is starting to make her statewide rounds on the campaign trail. Senator Kathleen Vinehout made appearances in Winnebago County last weekend. Vienhout talked with WIZM news about her campaign travels so far.

Vinehout will open her campaign office in Madison on March 12th.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 20:54

Campbell Votes To Buy Church For Library

Written by

A former Baptist church on French Island will be turned into a new library for the Town of Campbell.

Town residents voted 134 to 55 in favor of the purchase on Tuesday night, after a public hearing.  The library would be moved out of the town hall to provide more space for emergency services.  Some opponents of the plan argued that the town government doesn't need more space if the population has not grown, while others suspected that town officials had a conflict of interest in arranging for the purchase.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:21

Police Investigating After Body Found on Northside

Written by
Details are sketchy.   But La Crosse police say they're investigating the suspicious death of a middle aged woman on the northside today.  Someone found the woman in the parking lot this morning around seven and called police.  Cops say she was dead when they got there.  At this point, the only description police are giving of the woman is white and middle-aged.  They're still waiting for a positive ID from family members.   

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 09:02

K9 Proves Vital For La Crosse PD

Written by

Over the last couple weeks the La Crosse Police Department’s Investigative Bureau has executed several search warrants and made multiple, high profile drug arrests. These large cases can overshadow the excellent work being done by the front line officers. The front line uniformed police officers are the “back bone” of our police department. We would like to highlight a recent night of activity from Officer LeQue and his new K-9 partner Ralph. Officer LeQue is assigned to second shift patrol and recently took over the handling of  K-9 Ralph from Officer Fitzgerald who was promoted to an Investigator.

On March 2nd the newly formed K-9/Handler relationship took a big step forward with a highly productive night. Officer LeQue deployed K9 Ralph on 4 separate traffic stops resulting in the arrest of 6 people, the recovery of over 36 grams of marijuana, and 3 drug smoking pipes.  One of these deployments led to the arrest of a suspect wanted for a heroin related charge; a drug that has repeatedly proven to be dangerous to our community. Assistant Chief Abraham stated: “Our K-9 units have proven to be a tremendous asset to the Department and the community. The message to drug dealers is clear, keep out of La Crosse” The La Crosse Police would like to thank the community for their continued support of men, women and K-9’s that work extremely hard to keep our community safe and drug free.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 00:05

Chamber Of Commerce Award Winners Announced

Written by

The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce held 144th Annual Recognition Dinner last night. During the program, the Chamber presented 5 area people with prestigious awards.

Don Weber, Chairman and CEO of Logistics Health Incorporated, was awarded the Chair’s Community Service Award. He was honored for his commitment to many causes in La Crosse including area Veterans, United Way and UW-L.  Dave Skogen, Chairman of Festival Foods was awarded the Chamber’s Regional Progress Award. Festival Foods acquired several Quillin’s grocery store locations in 2011 and built a new Festival Foods store at the Village location on the south side of La Crosse, causing Festival Foods to be the leading grocery store company in the greater La Crosse area.

Rick Artman, President of Viterbo University was awarded the Chamber’s Leadership Award.  Artman served the Chamber in key roles through a revised planning process to chart the course for the five year plan the Chamber undertook. And Shirley Krause, formerly of M&I, was presented with the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Krause retired from M&I, A Part of BMO Financial Group in 2011, but continued to serve in her role as chair of the Chamber’s Ambassadors.

Also, Chuck Thoftne of Kwik Trip was presented with the Past Chair Award for 2011 by this year’s Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Dyanne Brudos.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 00:04

School District Faces Tough Decisions Soon

Written by

Some tough decisions face the La Crosse School District soon....the biggie....how to cover between a $1.3 and $2.4 million gap in the 2012-13 budget. And not only will the school board feel it...local taxpayers will as well as the amount you will pay could reach 58% this year. But it didn't used to be this way.

Business Manager, Janet Rossiter, says even though budget talks are in the early stages, she would like some decisions the school board will make done sooner....then later.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52

TWITTER FEED

1410 WIZM
Wisconsin state park fees increased today. http://t.co/YqrkTFIe5p
1410 WIZM
Bucks arena close to complete. State to pay $250 million, which will balloon to near $400 million over next 20... http://t.co/JOT3DE14rw
1410 WIZM
Onalaska's Northern Hills Elementary School vandalized http://t.co/kq5vrjPuVi
1410 WIZM
A donation of $3,000 has helped Winona Volunteer Services keep the stocks shelved at the food pantry. http://t.co/48eGBf22PU

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.