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Hayes takes over as chief of Onalaska FD

Onalaska Fire Department begins a new era as Chief Billy Hayes takes over for Don Dominick who retired at the end of June.

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Bus driver shortages hitting home as school is about to begin Video included

School is right around the corner and school bus driver shortages are becoming a major issue in Wisconsin and across the country.

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Wafer Food Pantry renovates building

WAFER Food Pantry is receiving a much needed renovation this week. Over the years, significant flooding has taken it's toll on both the interior and exterior of their building resulting in damaged food, floors, drywall, and having to close for extended periods of time. 

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Empowering youth through the first Legacy Keepers Trip Video included

On Tuesday morning 43 black, bi-racial and multi-racial middle and high school students left La Crosse for a one-week learning experience across the American Southeast called the Legacy Keepers Trip.

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Flooding the rink of Green Island Ice Arena to prepare for annual Bonspiel Video included

The La Crosse Curling Club spent the morning preparing Green Island Ice Arena for their annual Bonspiel this weekend.

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Onalaska will ask voters to exceed revenue caps by $15 million over next 5 years Video included

Voters in Onalaska will face a school referendum in November. The school board voted Monday night to put the question on the ballot.

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Holmen to ask for $23.5 million in improvements to high school Video included

The Holmen School District will ask voters' permission to fund improvements to their high school, citing growing enrollment needs. 

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Mayor introduces wheel tax legislation

La Crosse's mayor is rolling out a proposal for a wheel tax for city residents. 

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MiEnergy Cooperative issues a peak alert

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MiEnergy has issued a peak alert due to high demand for electricity on the regional grid and is calling for electricity conservation from 2:00 p.m .- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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Work on former Old Country Buffet property progressing Video included

Just last month, the parking lot was still intact and the former Old Country Buffet building was still standing. Today, that lot is nothing but gravel and dirt. 

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Giving back to veterans with free Oktoberfest admission Video included

With just 45 days until Oktoberfest, officials are preparing for the festival with a special deal to honor military veterans.

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What to remember for voting in partisan primary elections Video included

Both Wisconsin and Minnesota will hold partisan primary elections on Tuesday. 

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Trane employees continue to strike, negotiations moving ahead Video included

Hundreds of Trane employees are on strike for what they refer to as better working conditions.

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Weekend wildfire smoke impacts local air quality Video included

If you were outdoors at all over the weekend you probably experienced the heat and humidity, but you also probably noticed the extensive and extreme haziness in the sky.

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2nd Street S. temporarily closed to traffic

Another stretch of road in La Crosse will be closed to drivers starting on Tuesday, August 14. 

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Mayo Clinic responds to CNN 'Escape from Mayo Clinic' story Video included

Mayo Clinic is responding to the CNN story "Escape from Mayo Clinic" regarding a patient that was treated at Mayo Clinic during 2016-2017.

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Luther High School nearing completion of building project Video included

The 60 year old parochial school is in the midst of a campaign to raise $10.3 million for that project. 

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Rainbow Ridge Farm camp kids write Thank-You letters to dairy farmers Video included

Scores of Wisconsin farmers are struggling. A way of life that has defined them and much of the state for more than a century is disintegrating.      Farmers are receiving suicide prevention letters with their milk checks and one area woman wants to help lighten their burden with two simple words - thank you.

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Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story Video included

This story is based on law enforcement documents from three police agencies in Minnesota;

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Republican Senate, Democratic governor candidates make push

Democratic candidates for governor along with Republicans running for U.S. Senate were making a final push across Wisconsin the day before the primary.

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A vacation close to home with La Crosse County Campgrounds Video included

La Crosse County is ranked ninth in Wisconsin for visitor spending. While taking some time to enjoy the area can be expensive it doesn't always have to be.

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La Crescent crash sends two to the hospital Video included

An Onalaska woman causes a car crash Saturday night in La Crescent.

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Governor Walker stops in La Crosse ahead of Partisan Primary Video included

Just days away from Tuesday's Partisan Primary, on Sunday Governor Walker stopped in La Crosse on his Moving Wisconsin Forward Bus Tour.

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Trane employees strike for better working conditions Video included

Hundreds of Trane employees are on strike after the company could not reach a contract agreement with a workers' union.

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Bangor Fun Daze Video included

Sunday, August 12, marked the final day of Bangor's annual Fun Daze Celebration. 

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Irish Fest Shepherd Video included

Today was the last day of Irish Fest in La Crosse, but there was still plenty to see and do.

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The impact of political party offices near election season Video included

The August Partisan Primaries are this Tuesday, meaning election season is in full swing. Politicians and citizens put their final moments of work in before each party decides their candidates.

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Alternative funding for City of La Crosse roads Video included

When driving around La Crosse this summer you may run into construction. Every year the city increases funding for road projects, but while the need continues to grow funds do not.

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Leah Vukmir highlights local efforts in La Crosse Video included

Wisconsin State Senator and US Senate hopeful Leah Vukmir utilized the La Crosse Republican Field Office on Saturday.

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Gracie's Mediterranean Cuisine looks for new owner Video included

A popular Greek restaurant in La Crosse is facing an uncertain future. Gracie's Mediterranean Cuisine on Campbell Road across from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus is looking for a new owner. 

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Democratic candidates differ on marijuana, driver's licenses

The three Democrats running for Minnesota governor are highlighting their differences in the homestretch to next week's primary.

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La Crosse man dies in crash in southern Vermont

Vermont State Police say a La Crosse man has died in a crash in Dorset earlier this week.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pushes for reusable straws

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is moving toward replacing plastic straws with reusable straws at dining locations on campus.

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Lizfest kicks off in La Crescent Video included

Hundreds of people made their way to Abnet Field in La Crescent on Saturday for this years Lizfest.  

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JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes rocks La Crosse Video included

Hundreds of bicyclists flocked to La Crosse's Riverside Park Saturday morning to peddle for a cause.

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The Highland Games Video included

Irish Fest is in full swing, and if you were at the fest grounds on Saturday you might've been lucky enough to catch some of the highland games.

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Water Boil Advisory Issued

     The Village of Melrose has issued a water advisory after testing showed the presence of EColi in the public water supply.          Ecoli comes from human or animal waste and can cause intestinal upset. But it can be dangerous for the very young and the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.         The Village found the bacteria during testing on Aug. 7th. A second test on Aug. 10th confirmed the finding and wi... More>>

Providing a better on-campus experience for UW-La Crosse students Video included

Just three weeks until move-in day for the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and some of the residence halls they will move into are showing their age. 

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Former Minnesota Gov. prepares for primary election Video included

Former Minnesota Governor, Republican Tim Pawlenty says he's ready to run for his old seat once again, eight years after he once held the position. 

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JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes kicks off this Saturday Video included

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization dedicated to curing type one diabetes and this Saturday marks their annual Ride to Cure Diabetes event.

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Mayo Clinic Board approves Dr. Gianrico Farrugia as next President/CEO

Mayo Clinic announced Friday that Dr. Gianrico Farrugia will be the next President/CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System.

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La Crosse Fire Department responds to minor fire at UWL residence hall Video included

The La Crosse Fire Department was dispatched last night to a fire at Eagle Hall on the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse campus. 

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Black River Falls man gets prison after standoff with police

A Black River Falls man involved in a standoff with police last November is going to prison. 

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$1M cash bond for former boyfriend charged with killing La Crosse woman Video included

Prosecutors charged a former boyfriend with the death of a woman whose body was found in a Vernon County lake.

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Collaboration between area fire departments moves forward Video included

Several area fire departments met Thursday to discuss ways they can collaborate to improve services to the public.

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New La Crosse brewery prepared to open Video included

A new watering hole for local brew fans to grab another pint is set to open Friday.

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Coulee Recovery Center officially opens it's doors to the public Video included

Coulee Council on Addictions officially opened the doors of its new facility and its new name the Coulee Recovery Center and its not just the name change and new location that's different.

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Gundersen Health System purchases former Kmart in Winona Video included

After several years of sitting vacant, the former Kmart property in Winona now has a new owner.

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Working together to help Stop the Bleed Video included

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to save lives, and thanks to a donation from the Western Region of the Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC) they move their mission to La Crosse.

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Recognizing emerging mental health conditions in adolescents Video included

Psychologists estimate one in four adolescents struggle with some form of mental health condition, problems that can lead to life-changing situations if not managed properly.

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Ron Kind hosts round-table listening session Video included

Congressman Ron Kind hosted a forum today to urge an end to tariffs that limit markets for their products. The tariffs imposed by President Trump have led to retaliatory tariffs by other nations affecting Wisconsin farm products.

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Victim in fatal motorcycle crash near Tomah identified

Three motorcycles collided on the I-90 in Monroe County Saturday.  

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NASA: Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend

Stay up late or wake up early - either way, scientist suggest this is a good weekend to catch multiple "shooting stars" light the night sky.

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Missing Iowa woman reward fund at nearly $316,000 Video included

The reward fund offered for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has grown to nearly $316,000.

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Semi driver airlifted after crash into another semi

A collision between two semis early Thursday morning leaves both drivers with injuries.  It happened around 2:30 a.m. on I-94 eastbound at Exit 115 according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. A semi headed east hit another semi parked on the right shoulder of the interstate. The crash forced the closure of both lanes of traffic, the WSP said, due to the position of the semis and spillage from the contents of the trailer. Due to the location of the crash between the ramps, traffi...

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Organization looks to future of clean energy Video included

Clean energy continues to grow in use across the nation. In 2017, 11 percent of total U.S. Energy consumption came from renewable energy. 

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Attempted homicide charge brought against suspect in downtown shooting

The person who police say was captured on surveillance cameras wounding two people in a downtown La Crosse shooting over the weekend is charged with attempted homicide Wednesday.

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Record number of babies delivered at Gundersen Health System Video included

July was a busy month for physicians, nurses, and midwives in the Obstetrics Unit at Gundersen Health System.

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10th Annual Ashley for the Arts starts Thursday Video included

Arcadia is expecting to see an influx of about 60,000 people for Ashley for the Arts. 

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Mayor floats wheel tax as option to catch up on road fixes Video included

La Crosse has increased the miles of roads fixed each year but they have hit a funding block, and the need for fixes keeps growing. 

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Public input wanted for planned La Crescent school renovations Video included

The La Crescent-Hokah School District is looking for public input on major plans to improve their elementary school, a referendum for which failed 3 years ago. 

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Homicide charges pending in death of La Crosse woman Video included

Police said that a man already in jail for other crimes is awaiting First Degree Intentional Homicide charges in the June death of a La Crosse woman. 

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Aaron Rodgers to NFL players: Ignore Trump's jabs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an NFL.com column posted Tuesday afternoon that players should ignore comments from President Donald Trump, and he called it "absolutely beautiful" that basketball star LeBron James recently did just that. 

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Hillsboro man killed in construction accident

Vernon County investigators are looking into the death of a rural Hillsboro man in a construction accident Tuesday near Coon Valley.  

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New firefighters go through hands-on training Video included

The La Crosse Fire Department has welcomed five new firefighters. However, before responding to calls, the new recruits are required to go through four weeks of training. 

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GOP Senate race a virtual tie, Democrat gubernatorial race could come down to in person campaigning Video included

Latest polls suggest a virtual tie between State Senator Leah Vukmir and Marine Corps veteran Kevin Nicholson for GOP US Senate. Democrats will decide on who will take on Governor Scott Walker, polls show a clear front runner, but local analysts said that may not be a given.

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Early morning crash in Town of Sterling after avoiding a deer

An early morning crash resulted in non-life-threatening injuries after the driver attempted to avoid a deer in the road.

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Jackson Correctional Facility highlights program during Assistance Dog Week Video included

Those with disabilities sometimes need an extra hand to live a fulfilling life. That extra hand may come in the form of a paw. 

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Onalaska man killed in north side motorcycle accident Video included

A 20-year-old Onalaska man is identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash Monday night on the north side of La Crosse. 

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Roys leads Democrats in July fundraising, Walker far ahead

Kelda Roys has raised more than any other Democratic candidate for governor in the month leading up to next week's primary election, even though she trails in recent polls.

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Wisconsin officials "confident" elections will be secure next Tuesday

U.S. Intelligence officials have been warned that the 2018 midterm elections are a target for Russian cyberattacks, but Wisconsin election officials are remaining confidant next week's primary will go smoothly without interruptions.

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One dead in north side La Crosse motorcycle crash Video included

La Crosse Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on the north side Monday night.  

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Reflecting on the local impact of 1968 Video included

The year 1968 is remembered as one of the most controversial years in American history. The country experienced division and unrest both at home and overseas. The impact of the national and global events rippled throughout the Midwest. 

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Baldwin visits Organic Valley Video included

Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Organic Valley in Cashton, part of her In week long series of visits across Wisconsin.  

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Ground broken for La Crescent events center Video included

The event center will be connected to the adjacent hotel project currently under construction off of North Chesnut Street.

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Prior convictions, including OWI, may bar entry to other nations Video included

International travel allows us to see the world and visit different cultures but if you're not careful, you may not be able to get in.

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2018 Democratic Wisconsin Governor Candidates

The list of Democratic candidates looking to unseat current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker come from all walks of life. 

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Area farm stands help to satisfy demand for fresh, summer produce Video included

Fresh produce is in high demand during the summer months and local pop up farm stands are looking to fill that demand. One of those farm stands is located right outside of Burger King in Onalaska.

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What you need to do to obtain an ID to vote in the August Partisan Primary election

 Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, including a Wisconsin driver license or ID. 

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Drugs, cash, gun seized in La Crosse traffic stop

Responding to a call of suspicious activity on a south side street, La Crosse Police find illegal drugs, a handgun, and a large amount of cash inside a vehicle over the weekend.

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Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000

The reward for the safe return of a missing University of Iowa student has ballooned to $260,000.

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Steve Toft talks farming background benefits for 3rd Congressional District

Republican candidate for the Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District, Steve Toft of Osseo, is the first republican to run since 2014. He said his background as a farmer gives him the best shot in the race against Rep. Ron Kind (D).

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UPDATE: Several railroad cars derail near Dresbach Video included

Cleanup is underway after five railroad cars derail near Dresbach late Sunday night. 

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Connecting downtown La Crosse residents Video included

Many people call downtown La Crosse a place for good food or a shopping trip, but it's also an area various residents call home.

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A solo Mississippi Expedition for disaster relief Video included

A man from Florida is currently raising money for a disaster relief charity on a solo canoe journey through the Mississippi River. On Sunday the Rotary Club of La Crosse hosted his stop at Pettibone Boat Club.

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Chain reaction crash kills one in Monroe County

Wisconsin State Patrol say a three motorcycle crash on I-90 kills one of those involved. 

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Investing to make a more sustainable La Crosse Video included

In an effort to create a more sustainable area, the City of La Crosse is in the process of organizing a multi-department advisory group they call a green team.

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UPDATE: One arrested in downtown La Crosse shooting Video included

Isaiah Stenson, Jr. was arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown La Crosse on August 5, 2018 Isaiah Stenson, Jr. was arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown La Crosse on August 5, 2018

La Crosse Police arrest one person in a shooting that wounded two people early Sunday morning in the downtown area. 

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Beating the heat and high energy bills Video included

Throughout the summer months, people typically search for ways to cool down. Air conditioning helps some people beat the heat, but can rack up costly electric bills.

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Perrot State Park celebrates it's 100th birthday

Perrot State Park had quite the birthday party Saturday.

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Big Latch on normalizes breastfeeding in La Crosse and around the world Video included

The first of August through the seventh is World Breastfeeding Week, and on Saturday area families traveled to Myrick Park in La Crosse for the fourth annual Big Latch On to celebrate.

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World's largest steamboat visits La Crosse

The American Queen steamboat drew crowds when it docked at Riverside Park Saturday.

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An afternoon of singing and dancing at PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Video included

A day of family fun at the La Crosse Public Library on Saturday, with people spending time outside singing and dancing for Wisconsin Public Television's PBS Kids Get Up and Go! 

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Birthday party turns into school supply drive Video included

One local first grader turned his birthday into a way to give back. 

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Epic Bike Race in La Crosse Video included

This weekend, August 4 and 5, hundreds of cyclists from all over the Midwest are taking to the bluffs for the Hixon Forest Epic. 

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Victims identified in deadly, fiery crash in Juneau County

The Wisconsin State Patrol has identified the two people who died Wednesday in a crash along the Interstate in Juneau County.

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Bangor home invasion suspect waives right to preliminary hearing Video included

On Friday, 18-year-old Theodore W. Muellenberg waived his right to a preliminary hearing, that would have required prosecutors to present some of their evidence against him.

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Dare2Know program addresses teen dating violence Video included

It's a situation no parent wants to imagine.

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Walker awards $15 million to municipalities for infrastructure, community improvements

Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is awarding nearly $15 million to 33 Wisconsin municipalities for improvements to local infrastructure and community projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facility and Planning Funds. 

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Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise Video included

The contagious childhood illness presents with sores and blisters on mouth, hands or feet of the child, sore throat, loss of appetite and sometimes a fever.

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15 signs put up to encourage more walking Video included

Each sign shows the direction and estimated time on foot to points of interest in La Crosse.

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Iowa Department of Public Safety: Mollie Tibbetts investigation "not slowed down"

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Although 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts has not been found, Director of Investigative Operations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety Kevin Winker said at Friday morning's news conference that the investigation has "not slowed down". 

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Cashton firefighters, first responders raise money for Sun Prairie Fire Department Video included

Firefighters and first responders from across the state are helping the Sun Prairie Fire Department move forward after a deadly explosion early July.

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Finance and Personnel Committee unanimously approves partial Memorial Pool plans Video included

On Thursday, partial plans for the Veteran's Memorial Pool Rehabilitation project passed through the La Crosse Finance and Personnel Committee with unanimous approval.

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La Crosse Public Library opens new artwork competition Video included

Local artists are getting the chance to have their work put on display on a larger scale.

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Irishfest Turns 14 Video included

La Crosse's Irishfest announced this year's plans at Riverside Park's Irish Garden. 

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Legal questions remain regarding plans for 3D printed guns Video included

Some fears are now stoked over the possibility of printing a functional gun that's less traceable and requires no background checks.

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Elmaro Vineyard gears up for 2018 harvest Video included

Elmaro Vineyard in southern Trempealeau County is gearing up for their grape harvest which is only three weeks away. Business has already been booming this summer and with harvest in sight, it's only going to get busier.

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$172,000 reward now offered for safe return of Mollie Tibbetts

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In a news conference on Thursday, Mollie's mother Laura Calderwood said the reward price for her safe return was raised to $172,000. 

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La Crosse FD battles fire at French Island Xcel Energy plant Video included

La Crosse firefighters were on the scene for four hours as they battled a fire at the Xcel Energy French Island plant Thursday morning. 

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Mayo Clinic study finds opioid prescription rates remain unchanged

Researchers didn't look at why the numbers aren't changing, but the study's lead author, Dr. Molly Jeffery, says the results were surprising.

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TSA considering eliminating screening at smaller airports

The Transportation Security Administration is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the US, according to senior agency officials and internal documents obtained by CNN.

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UPDATE: Police: Drunk driver causes train vs car collision Video included

La Crosse Police cited a 25-year-old man for OWI after he left his vehicle on the railroad tracks.

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Creating a Youth Hmong Dance Team through SOUP-toberfest Video included

Through four yearly events, La Crosse SOUP provides a chance for community members to make aspiring projects a reality. On Wednesday they held their first SOUP-toberfest.

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Absentee voting open in La Crosse Video included

Absentee ballots are now available for the upcoming Wisconsin Partisan Primary Election, offering a way for voters to cast ballots prior to the August 14th election without leaving their home. 

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Allergy season continues to ramp up Video included

If you've been sneezing and wheezing a little more lately, it is likely because the allergy season is continuing to ramp up.

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Ax throwing bar one step closer to a reality Video included

Driftless Axe would be the third such place to open in Wisconsin, with others in Madison and Milwaukee.

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New legislation looks to fund veteran flight training Video included

New legislation could be clearing a path to a career in commercial flight for veterans. 

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UPDATE: Two killed in fiery crash near New Lisbon Video included

The Wisconsin State Patrol releases more information about the drivers involved in a fiery crash in Juneau County that killed two people and shut down a portion of a major highway for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

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Statement from Minnesota Sands on frac sand ban

Minnesota Sands has released a statement Tuesday on the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholding Winona County's frac sand ban. 

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Man pleads not guilty to charges that led to canceling of Sparta HS graduation Video included

The man accused of making terroistic threats that shut down the Sparta School District graduation pleaded not guilty. 

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New distracted driving PSA comes from teens Video included

We've all seen it before. Driving down the road and another driver is talking on their phone, or texting and swerving on the road.

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Behind the orange cones: Summer road maintenance Video included

Transportation is a hot topic of conversation within government. Some drivers may be unhappy with the conditions of certain stretches of road, so they turn to local, state, and federal representatives for help. Although that is where funding and contracts come from, the work falls to a small group of men and women.

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La Crosse committee to take next step in Memorial Pool renovations Video included

With final layout designs approved, the La Crosse Finance and Personnel Committee on Thursday will take the next step with Memorial Pool renovations.

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Former area airman resentenced in double homicide case

A former senior airman from western Wisconsin has been spared the death penalty for a second time on a double homicide conviction.

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Autism, sleep apnea now qualify for medical marijuana

Minnesota residents with autism or obstructive sleep apnea can now qualify for the state's medical marijuana program.

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"Grease" flash mob takes over cruise night Video included

You'd be hard pressed to find a more perfect setting for La Crosse Schools to preview their summer musical "Grease" than classic car night at Rudy's Drive-In.

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Ashley Furniture donates grotto to Holy Family Catholic Church Video included

A religious and historical structure was donated this month by Ashley Home Furniture and the Wanek family to Holy Family Catholic Church in Arcadia Wisconsin. 

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Jefferson Award Winner Lorraine Cafe Says Volunteering Can Fill a Void and Help You Heal

Lorraine Cafe says up until just recently volunteering helped fill a void.  

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Mayor comments on La Crosse Center design veto

The mayor made that decision last Monday citing unforeseen expenses of that design's expansion into Riverside Park.

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What you need to know about a television re-scan Video included

You have probably heard about re-scanning your television if you receive the WXOW signal over the air through an antenna. 

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PHOTOS and VIDEO: La Crosse's Memorial Day Parade

Enjoy photos and video of the 2018 Memorial Day Parade in La Crosse.

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Coon Valley Elementary is the new winner of Tools for Schools

Students at Coon Valley Elementary School are finishing the building of a School Community Garden, and thanks to the Tools for Schools award, there’s funding for some plants and raised garden beds.

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Chileda Institute students benefit from Tools for Schools grant

Wellness education for students at Chileda Institute in La Crosse is the focus of a grant from the Tools for Schools program. 

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Onalaska woman donates kidney to Pennsylvania woman she met online Video included

A woman from Pennsylvania is about to get a new lease on life, thanks to social media, a woman from Onalaska, Wisconsin, and her favorite boy band.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado Safety Video included

Severe Weather Awareness Week is a time to prepare your emergency kits and get a plan in place for when the weather goes downhill.

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Debate continues to brew over coffee shop door

A simple change proposed by one downtown business owner is leading to a larger debate between other business owners and city officials.

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Decorah eagles lay first egg of the year

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If you're a fan of keeping an eye on the Decorah eagles, we have some good news.

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February Jefferson Award Winner: Sister Karen Neuser Video included

She's a driving force behind the effort to end homelessness in La Crosse.  For that effort, Sister Karen Neuser of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is February's recipient of the Jefferson Award.  

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Everyone Has a Story: Kathy KasaKaitas, caring for all creatures Video included

Caring for creatures has always been a passion for Kathy KasaKaitas. There's not a single one that doesn't get the care and attention she thinks it deserves. From the teeny tiny to the unusual ones.  Kathy has dozens of bats in her care right now. 

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C-FC teacher using Tools For Schools award for kinesthetic learning

Malissa Freeman plans to use the $750 she was awarded through the Tools For Schools program to harness the power of kinesthetic learning for students at Cochrane-Fountain City Elementary School.

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Todd Kendhammer found guilty of killing his wife Video included

Todd Kendhammer's face showed a bit of shock when the guilty verdict was read. 

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NEW: Jury selected in Kendhammer trial Video included

A jury comprised of eleven women and four men will now hear the case of a West Salem man on trial for killing his wife last year. 

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Jefferson Award Winner says to win in life you have to stay in the fight Video included

At the Good Fight it's not about the punch. It's about people.  Kathy Freidhof is the Office Manager there. "It's a place of acceptance. It's a place where they can come and have fun and be themselves. I just loved what the dream was with a passion and plus learning how to box is something new," said Freidhoff.

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Winter Weather Awareness Week

With the recent cold snap, now is the best time to get things in order. You should have the essentials ready just in case of a break down in cold weather. You should also be sure your car is up to date on maintenance.

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Jefferson Award winner Gail Burns says growing up poor gave her more compassion Video included

Gail Burns says her front porch is her little piece of heaven because it's here that she creates unique little blessings for people in the community.

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Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes? Video included

September is disaster preparedness month in Wisconsin. Record rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast is a reminder that planning for disasters is a necessity.

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Capitol Idea: The history of Wisconsin's Capitols Video included

The Wisconsin Capitol is celebrating its centennial.  

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83-year-old Jefferson Award Winner making guitars to deal with grief Video included

"When my wife passed away for the first month I was devastated.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't cry," said James Schaffer.

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Photos: The eclipse in our area

Viewers share their photos of the eclipse.

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Deluge In The Dark: Winona County and tragedy in Stockton Video included

For former Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand, the events surrounding the devastating floods of 2007 are something he'll never forget. 

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Everyone Has a Story: Coon Valley woman turns hobby into business Video included

Sarah Pederson is a self taught artist who never imagined she would be paid for doing what she loves. Sarah's hobby blossomed into a business when she created a specialized niche in the French Trompe l' oeil style of painting that aims to fool the eye.

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Slide Show: Storm damage and flooding

Downed trees, washouts, and flooding are all a part of the destruction left behind. A number of viewers shared their photos of the storms and damage

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Slide Show: Arcadia flooding

Operations at a major furniture manufacturer are impacted after recent flooding in Arcadia.

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Lake Neshonoc closed to boat traffic

Due to high waters on the La Crosse River, Lake Neshonoc in West Salem is closed to all boat traffic, according to the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department.

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Everyone Has a Story: Viterbo Teacher Takes Music Lesson to the Extreme

Mary Ellen Haupert is many things including an established musician and teacher but she doesn't let labels define her. "Society doesn't have to tell me that I have to stay home all the time. Society doesn't have to tell me that everyday there is this fixed thing that you do and that's all that's really expected of you."

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Jefferson Award winner volunteers despite living with rare genetic disorder Video included

Stephanie Stevens says the help her family received from Shriner's Hospital when she was born with a rare genetic disease set the course of her life. "They were never asked to pay back anything but we were told we could pay it forward."

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Cashton Elementary teacher is latest recipient of Tools For Schools Video included

This months recipient is Alyssa Ludeking from Cashton Elementary School. She is a dedicated K-4 general music teacher, but it doesn't stop there. 

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May Jefferson Award Winner: Carol Anderson Video included

When Carol Anderson retired from teaching in the Black River Falls School District, she did not stop serving her community.  In fact, she began working on a big challenge.  Hunger.   

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Are you ready for severe weather season? Video included

Last summer the area saw devastating floods that proved deadly for several people in Vernon County. Damage to roads and bridges was estimated in the millions of dollars, but can you get ahead of the curve when it comes to severe weather? Now is the time to with Severe Weather Awareness Week beginning April 17th and ending April 21st for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin State Patrol trooper from Tomah killed in Sauk County crash

More details surrounding the fatal crash of a Wisconsin State Trooper from Tomah come out Tuesday, but questions still remain. 

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March Jefferson Award Winner: Harvey Geary Video included

He is a former Town of Shelby employee who's spent a lot of time volunteering with the Boy Scouts.

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Holmen teacher wins Tools for Schools award Video included

Kindergarteners at Viking Elementary School in Holmen will be taking play to a new level thanks to the Tools for Schools Award. 

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Hundreds gather to welcome Red Raiders home Video included

Red Raiders fans from across the community gathered at La Crosse Central High School to welcome the state champions back home. 

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Central outlasts Cedarburg 55-53 for D2 title Video included

Bailey Kale made the game-winning layup with 35 seconds remaining and Kobe King had a big second half as the La Crosse Central boys basketball team won its first state title since 1925 on Saturday with a 55-53 win over Cedarburg.

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Red Raiders roll over Waunakee 78-56, advance to state title game Video included

Kobe King scored 28 points and five Red Raiders players reached double figures as the La Crosse Central High School boys basketball team beat Waunakee 78-62 Friday at the WIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament.

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Red Raiders rally together to help Barneveld athlete

For the Central Red Raiders Boys Basketball Team, it's a second trip to State. 

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Central Basketball Rally Slide Show

A few hundred of their supporters greeted the team as they returned to the school.  

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Central's Kale shares passion for basketball, music Video included

He showed off both of those talents Friday at the Kohl Center. 

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Tuesdays Child: Nevaeh

Nevaeh is 6 years old and in the first grade.   

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November Jefferson Award Winner: Verna Mae Buhr Video included

This month's winner is grateful for the award, but would continue volunteering without it.

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Tips for safe driving when winter arrives Video included

Though the weather may not be showing it yet, Sunday marked the beginning of Winter Weather Awareness Week, which means it's that time of year to get in the right mind set for winter driving. 

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Gas tax debate a key Wisconsin campaign issue

Transportation funding is one of the main issues facing Wisconsin voters in the November elections. 

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UPDATE: Assembly candidates debate issues at UW-La Crosse

A number of issues were discussed Tuesday night by candidates for two seats on the state Assembly.

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Slide Show: Mudslides and flood destruction in Victory

Debris and floodwaters have caused a lot of damage in the small town of Victory in Vernon County Thursday morning.

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