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America's past time will continue at UW-LaCrosse. The baseball team was endanger of being dropped due to budget shortfalls. With the deadline to save the team looming two anonymous donors stepped up and provided enough financial backing to keep the Eagles baseball team going through the 2015 season. The anonymous couple donated 100 thousand bucks to keep baseball at UWL.
LaCrosse football fans definitely had something to cheer about this weekend. Indoor football was back in town Saturday night as the Spartans put up a fight in their home opener a 39 - 27 loss to the Omaha Beef. After getting behind 14-0 LaCrosse fought back and could have tied the game in the 4th quarter if they could have found success on a two point conversion. Running back Mark Bonds led the Spartans with three T.D. runs. They're back in action this weekend at the LaCrosse Center with a rematch coming against the Green Bay Blizzard. The Spartans are now 0-4.
An off-road vehicle has crashed and overturned in Houston County, killing a boy who was riding in the vehicle.
He's identified as 11-year-old Spencer Scheil. The vehicle rolled on top of him after going off a road. Another rider had minor injuries. Investigators haven't said what road the vehicle was traveling on. The accident happened shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Ideally, they wanted EVERYBODY to get shots against the H-1-N-1 flu...
But almost 30 per cent of the county population is still pretty good. La Crosse County health director Doug Mormann says the county immunization rate for swine flu was about 27 per cent, slightly higher than state and national averages. Mormann says a county of about 100-thousand people should have had one flu death from H-1-N-1 this season, but La Crosse County had none.
If Lanesboro, Minnesota gets a big increase in visitors this summer, it might be partly the result of being named one of "America's Prettiest Towns."
The designation from the Forbes company came in October,a little late to boost the tourism numbers for last year, according to Julie Kiehne (KEE-nee) from the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber's website received a huge increase in on-line hits after the announcement. The Lanesboro Chamber is using the "Prettiest" label in tourism ads this season...along with its title as the "Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota."