Caves in Kickapoo home to three endangered species
Louisiana, Iowa floods could impact homeowners in La Crosse
What does Ron Johnson have against higher education? The U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is trying to backpedal now after his controversial comments about college. Johnson mused that we can replace...
Update: Road re-opened
La Crosse Police say Mormon Coulee Road has been closed southbound due to a vehicle crash until further notice. The closure runs form Calvert Road to the 14/61/35 split.
An appeals court ruling involving a La Crosse couple could be watched closely by lawyers who work on pre-nuptial agreements...
The Fourth District Court of Appeals is sending a divorce case back to Judge Todd Bjerke, to settle disputes over divided property and 'spousal maintenance.' A local doctor and his wife broke up, and they disagree on whether the pre-marriage agreement they signed two days before the wedding can be enforced. One issue to be decided is whether she is able to support herself without much money from him. The pre-nuptial contract apparently assumed that both husband and wife would work steadily throughout the marriage, and did not take into account that the wife would stop working for some time to raise their kids.
As far as the weather service is concerned, winter ends today in the Midwest.
The National Weather Service bases its winter weather records on the three months from December through February. And in those months, La Crosse has had about 40 inches of snow...almost twice what we received last winter. Because our snow cover should keep temperatures low, forecaster Jeff Boyne does not expect a repeat of last year's record warmth in March. January was the driest month this winter in La Crosse, with only six-and-a-half inches of snow, and most of that fell during a storm at the very end of the month.
Misty Morales says she saw the tape in which her son was beaten up on a
The Sparta Police department says a woman's claims that the department is
They have found the missing link. Guido, one of the Klement's racing sausages featured at Milwaukee Brewers games, went missing. It was the wurst of times. But now Guido has been found. The Italian sausage costume turned up at a bar in Cedarburg. It is not clear if someone returned the costume, and police are investigating.
A word of caution to Americans who want to donate goods to foreign countries...
There's no guarantee the donations will reach their destination. Blame that on government red tape, corruption, or other factors. The president of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch, says a recent medical shipment from Wisconsin was delayed in getting to a clinic in Cameroon, because dockworkers wanted bribes before they would unload the crate from a ship. Rasch praises two nuns for going through Cameroon government channels to claim the shipment. The nuns attended Western Tech in La Crosse to study computer science. Rasch is working with a La Crosse group to establish sister city ties to the community of Kumbo in Cameroon.
The final report on how a Winona State student died may depend greatly on the results of lab tests...
Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack is waiting for a lab in Ramsey County to release results of toxicology tests on 19-year-old Mitchell Grierson. Mitchell was a freshman studying communications at WSU. His roommate found him dead in their dorm room on February 17th. Bostrack believes the tests could take up to two months to process.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Five Democratic legislators are the targets of a new radio ad campaign by a Republican outside group seeking to pressure them on tax elements of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget.
The Minnesota Jobs Coalition headed by GOP operatives plans to run the ads in politically mixed districts, where voters elected a Democratic House member but preferred Republican nominee Mitt Romney over Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential race.
Ben Golnik says his group is spending only a few thousand dollars but the ads will run at least six times a day for a week in the targeted markets. The spots focus on Dayton's plan to expand the sales tax to more things and urge voters to sound off.
The ads mention Democratic Reps. Andrew Falk of Murdock, Paul Marquart of Dilworth, Joe Radinovich of Crosby, Mary Sawatzky of Willmar and John Ward of Baxter.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Sheriff's officials in at least one county were advising motorists to stay home as a winter storm made travel dangerous and closed schools in eastern Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine Unified and Sheboygan school districts were among those canceling classes Wednesday.
The storm that paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in counties near Lake Michigan and up to 6 inches in counties away from the lake.
Sheboygan County received 14 inches and sheriff's deputies issued a no travel advisory. Lt. Mark Rupnik says they have at least 10 calls for stuck vehicles they haven't been able to get to. He says people have been abandoning their vehicles.
The heavy snow also caused power outages in the Milwaukee area.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin will take its fight against the gypsy moth to much of the western portion of the state later this year, with aerial insecticide spraying in about one-third of the state's counties.
The spray may start in late spring or early summer depending on the weather, and will last about a month. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection plans to start from the south and work northward.
The gypsy moth's appetite for trees and shrubs makes it harmful to the state's timber and paper industries.
Residents can learn about the spraying program at open house meetings from March 12-14 in Madison, Black River Falls and Superior.