If a second rail line is built in La Crosse County to transport the highly volatile Bakken crude oil, tens of millions of gallons would be transported through the La Crosse area each week. Rep. Ron Kind, (D) WI 3rd Congressional District, wants to make sure emergency responders are adequately prepared for derailments or spills.
If a second rail line is built in La Crosse County to transport the highly volatile Bakken crude oil, tens of millions of gallons would be transported through the La Crosse area each week. Rep. Ron Kind, (D) WI 3rd Congressional District, wants to make sure emergency responders are adequately prepared for derailments or spills.More>>
Hundreds walked the track at Logan High School Friday night during Relay for Life to fight against cancer. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society. Many participants form teams that honor cancer survivors or those who lost the battle.
Five kids got a chance to explore a special ecosystem Friday at Myrick Hixon EcoPark. The kids participated in the EcoPark's "Muck in the Marsh," a one-day program that is designed to be one part education and one part fun. More>>
A new Wisconsin system will send alerts when an at-risk senior citizen is reported missing. It's called Silver Alert and will work similar to the nationwide Amber Alert system for missing children. More>>
A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion that some say may lead to more lawsuits and, ironically, fraud. Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling. More>>
(AP) -- It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.The anniversary of the state allowing same-sex marriage arrived Friday. It was a quieter scene than last year when couples lined up to exchange vows at the stroke of midnight.Thousands of gay couples have obtained marriage licenses in the first year. Minnesota is one of 19 states where gay marriage is legal.
(AP) -- Minimum-wage earners in Minnesota get a pay raise to $8 an hour.For Minnesota's lowest-paid workers, the most welcome move the Legislature made this year was increasing the minimum wage for the first time in nearly a decade.The hourly wage moves from $6.15 to $8, the first in a series of steps that will eventually set it at $9.50 an hour for big companies, including those with gross annual sales topping a half-million dollars. Smaller companies phase up to $7.25 an hour next year, whi... More>>
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. More>>
Wisconsin officials are asking residents to keep a tally of deer they see in daylight hours.WLUK-TV reports the state is kicking of Operation Deer Watch on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says data reported by the public help monitor deer reproduction and determine the population size.The department says this season's count is especially important.
Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is purchasing a new building that will house the Habitat ReStore which sells a variety of donated household items and building materials to the public at discount prices.
Drivers traveling on Highway 61 in La Crescent Monday can expect some traffic delays. The north and southbound left lanes of the highway will be closed from 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 4 to 4 p.m.
The Plymouth County Sheriff just released that Jonathan Neunaber has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Esther Neunaber. More>>
Three people are injured following a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County Thursday night. It happened on State Highway 173 near Crescent Road in the Town of Scott.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating. More>>