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Suspicious substance brings out La Crosse hazmat team

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Part of a northside La Crosse street was closed off while members of the fire department investigated a suspicious chemical found in a bottle late Tuesday afternoon.
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Schizophrenia simulator visits La Crosse

As part of the grand opening, the Family & Children's Center offered visitors a chance to try out a “schizophrenia simulator.” The simulator uses goggles and headphones to take participants through a simple scenario; waking up and going to the doctors office. But when you put it on, reality is turned upside down. More>>

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

$1.5M allotted to Western to eliminate welding wait list

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Western Technical College is getting $1.5 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grant money to get welding and medical assistant students off the wait list and into high-demand jobs faster.
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McDonald's, Gundersen Health System team up to offer healthy meal option Video included

  ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) - The McDonald's Happy Meal just got a little healthier. More>>

Angie's List: Washer and Dryer Mistakes

Undated (WXOW) - You probably don’t think your everyday actions are harming your major appliances, but chances are, you’re doing something to at least one of them that could lead to an emergency repair call.
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Winona State athlete passes away during workout

WINONA, Minn. (WXOW) - A student athlete passes away while working out with his teammates at Winona State University Monday.  More>>

Wisconsin English survey hopes to track changing language, dialect Video included

You betcha. Don't cha know. Supper. A bubbler. If you grew up in the Midwest you probably have said and heard these sayings before. Popular sayings and dialects differ from region to region and a UW-Madison-based program is trying to track these nuances and put them into a dictionary. More>>

Man convicted double homicide says jurors biased Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW/AP) - A Minnesota man sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son in a downtown La Crosse business wants a new trial. More>>

School District accepts four proposals for Roosevelt Elementary building Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – On Friday, the La Crosse Public School District accepted four proposals for the old Roosevelt Elementary School site. More>>

Sparta man is seriously injured after being hit by car

SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) - A Sparta man is in serious condition Tuesday after being hit by a car.
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