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WI Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining, Voter ID, and Domestic Partner Registry Laws

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld several laws affecting collective bargaining, voter identification requirements, and benefits for same sex couples, respectively. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a 2011 law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers, the 2011 law that required voters to show photo identification, and a 2009 law that created a domestic partner registry providing some benefits to same sex couples. More>>

Sparta Trucking shop destroyed following overnight fire Video included

A fire destroys a Sparta business overnight.    The Sparta fire department said the fire started when a truck malfunctioned in the Dutch Mill Trucking shop around midnight. More>>

Friends of Veterans-Tomah Donates $10,000 from Motorcycle Raffle to Veterans Assistance Foundation

Friends of Veterans-Tomah Donates $10,000 from Motorcycle Raffle to Veterans Assistance Foundation

Friends of Veterans president Vickie Hilliard presents a check for $10,000 to Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. vice president/COO Colin Moten and president/CEO Chris Hanson Friends of Veterans president Vickie Hilliard presents a check for $10,000 to Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. vice president/COO Colin Moten and president/CEO Chris Hanson

Friends of Veterans-Tomah raffled off the motorcycle as their annual fundraiser. Each year, Friends of Veterans raises money to donate to programs that help improve the lives of veterans. They donated the money from the motorcycle raffle to Veterans Assistance Foundation. More>>

Houston County frack sand mine ordered to stop operating by DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating. More>>

Former La Crosse lieutenant back in jail

The former La Crosse police lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room is back in jail.A judge issued a warrant for Brian Thomson Wednesday after he tested positive for alcohol.
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Mayor Kabat takes big swing at demolition site Video included

Demolition is underway at the intersection of 10th and Denton in La Crosse. Crews are tearing down a crumbling 5-plex building as part of the city's neighborhood revitalization in the Powell- Poage-Hamilton and Washburn neighborhoods. And as News 19's Amy DuPont found explains a special member of the demo crew took his first swing at the building.Most of La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat's day is filled with meeting, and phone calls, and budget planning. Wednesday however, the Mayor got to play. Mad... More>>

Boys & Girls Club members learn about dangers of drug, gang violence Video included

Kids at the Boys Girls Club in La Crosse heard first hand about the dangers of drug abuse and gang violence Wednesday. Two years ago, Sherry Hougom's daughter Sara was shot and killed while sleeping in an apartment on the Northside by two gang members high on methamphetamine. Sherry told middle and high school aged kids at the club Wednesday about her daughter's death.
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Crews remain hard at work dredging sand out of Mississippi

 All week cargo-filled barges heading south have been stalled all along the Mississippi River and Wednesday, dredging operations continue to clear stretches of sandbars blocking traffic.
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Lanesboro man killed in motorcycle crash

Robert A. Petrillo, 61, of Lanesboro, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck just before 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County Road 8 and County Road 17. More>>

Maine dairy farms sign on with Organic Valley Video included

A Wisconsin-based milk distributor is expanding its Maine supply network and picking up half of the former MOO Milk organic dairy farms as suppliers. More>>

Mayor proclaims today "Otto Butzman Day," for 92 year old veteran's birthday Video included

Otto standing in suprise of the news. Otto standing in suprise of the news.

Otto Butzman was born on July 30th 1922 in La Crosse. Otto is a veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge, one of the biggest battles in WWII. He was wounded by shrapnel in an explosion in the winter of 1945 that sent him home. Otto received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge. In the community Otto has been a member of the Onalaska American Legion for over 50 years. He worked for 22 years at Northern Engraving, 18 years for the School District of La Crosse and wo... More>>

Speeding past orange barrels could bring $300 fine Video included

Getting caught speeding through a road construction work zone is about to get more costly in Minnesota. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Not Too Late for Vegetable Gardens Video included

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) As you begin your preparations to help children return to school, it's common to think summer is coming to an end. But, it's not too late for your vegetable garden. That's the focus of Melinda's Garden Moment. More>>

La Crescent-Hokah School District continues planning for 2015 referendum Video included

The La Crescent-Hokah School District continues to develop their plan to create a state of the art facility for students in their January 2015 referendum.
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Project Homeless Connect provides services for homeless in La Crosse Video included

Area non-profits and local businesses join forces to provide resources for those who are homeless in the La Crosse community through Project Homeless Connect. More>>

UPDATE: Onalaska Police found missing man Video included

UPDATE:  Onalaska Police located the man reported missing from a local group home Tuesday night.  Police said they found Kevin, 32,  in the Green Coulee area. More>>

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    Loggers woes continue after doubleheader sweep

    Loggers woes continue after doubleheader sweep

    The Loggers season continues to circle the drain after a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Madison Mallards Wednesday.More >>
    The Loggers season continues to circle the drain after a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Madison Mallards Wednesday.More >>
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    Daniels taking on leadership role for Packers

    Daniels taking on leadership role for Packers

    Green Bay, WI (WXOW) Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels is just in his 3rd year in the league, but he's already becoming one of the Packers more vocal leaders.More >>
    Green Bay, WI (WXOW) Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels is just in his 3rd year in the league, but he's already becoming one of the Packers more vocal leaders.
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  • Packers' Derek Sherrod happy to be healthy again

    Packers' Derek Sherrod happy to be healthy again

    For the first time since his rookie year, 2011 first-round pick Derek Sherrod does not have to sit on the sidelines during Packers training camp.The tackle missed camp in 2012 and last year while recovering from the broken leg he suffered in November of 2011.The Packers like the way he moves now though, and he could be the first tackle used off the bench this season. Considering the team hasn't had two tackles play all 16 games since the 2007 season, that is a pretty important position...More >>
    For the first time since his rookie year, 2011 first-round pick Derek Sherrod does not have to sit on the sidelines during Packers training camp.The tackle missed camp in 2012 and last year while recovering from the broken leg he suffered in November of 2011.The Packers like the way he moves now though, and he could be the first tackle used off the bench this season. Considering the team hasn't had two tackles play all 16 games since the 2007 season, that is a pretty important position...More >>
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