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UPDATE: 3 arrested, 8 children rescued in Vernon County meth lab busts Video included

The Vernon County Sheriff's office arrested Diane Franke, 41, Amber Brown, 39, and Todd Brown, 46, all from Hillsboro. They are facing charges related to manufacturing methamphetamine. Officers arrested a 19-year-old female but released her without charges. More>>

Rep. Ron Kinds proposes bill to help first responders with train accidents Video included

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.

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Relay for Life raises more than $56K for cancer research Video included

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.
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Kids Learn About Special Ecosystem During Myrick Hixon EcoPark's "Muck in the Marsh"

Kids Learn About Special Ecosystem During Myrick Hixon EcoPark's "Muck in the Marsh" Video included

Day Campers Look at Critters During EcoPark's Muck in the Marsh Day Campers Look at Critters During EcoPark's Muck in the Marsh

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>>

Silver Alert program will help find missing elderly Video included

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>>

Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

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>>

Minnesota gay marriage law reaches anniversary

(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.
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Minimum wage increases to $8 an hour in Minnesota Video included

(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>>

Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

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 ask public to help count deer

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.
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Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area buys new building in the city Video included

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.
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Lane closures planned on Highway 61 for repairs north of La Crescent

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.
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Plymouth County Sheriff: Jonathan Neunaber is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother

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>>

Woman, two kids injured in Monroe County crash Video included

A woman and two children were injured in a two vehicle crash on Highway 173 near the town of Scott A woman and two children were injured in a two vehicle crash on Highway 173 near the town of Scott

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.
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Houston County sand mine ordered to stop operating by DNR Video included

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

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  • Stroebel gives campaign another financial boost

    Stroebel gives campaign another financial boost

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State Rep. Duey Stroebel has donated another $350,000 to his congressional campaign in recent weeks, as he runs for the Wisconsin seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Petri.More >>
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State Rep. Duey Stroebel has donated another $350,000 to his congressional campaign in recent weeks, as he runs for the Wisconsin seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Petri.
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  • Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

    Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Minnesota gay marriage law reaches anniversary

    Minnesota gay marriage law reaches anniversary

    (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.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.
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  • Loggers top Battle Creek 8-4, End 6-game slide

    Loggers top Battle Creek 8-4, End 6-game slide

    The La Crosse Loggers ended a six-game slide Friday night, beating the Battle Creek Bombers 8-4 at C.O. Brown Stadium.Mike Nadratowski led the way for the Loggers with three hits and an RBI. Aaron Knapp and Nash Knight each added a pair of RBI.The Loggers return home to Copeland Park Saturday and Sunday to battle the Madison Mallards.More >>
    The La Crosse Loggers ended a six-game slide Friday night, beating the Battle Creek Bombers 8-4 at C.O. Brown Stadium.Mike Nadratowski led the way for the Loggers with three hits and an RBI. Aaron Knapp and Nash Knight each added a pair of RBI.The Loggers return home to Copeland Park Saturday and Sunday to battle the Madison Mallards.More >>
  • Friday's Local Scores

    Friday's Local Scores

    Friday's Local ScoresAmerican Legion State Tournament:Onalaska 1, Union Grove 2 - 8 Innings - Onalaska faces elimination SaturdayViroqua 6, Nekoosa 10 - Viroqua eliminatedNWL:La Crosse 8, Battle Creek 4 - Loggers snap 6-game slideMore >>
    Friday's Local ScoresAmerican Legion State Tournament:Onalaska 1, Union Grove 2 - 8 Innings - Onalaska faces elimination SaturdayViroqua 6, Nekoosa 10 - Viroqua eliminatedNWL:La Crosse 8, Battle Creek 4 - Loggers snap 6-game slideMore >>
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    Let QB battle begin for the Badgers

    Let QB battle begin for the Badgers

    Madison, WI (WXOW) It came as no surprise that much of the discussion during Friday's Badgers football media day centered around the starting quarterback battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy, who played safety last year.More >>
    Madison, WI (WXOW) It came as no surprise that much of the discussion during Friday's Badgers football media day centered around the starting quarterback battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy, who played safety last year.More >>
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  • Mayo Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cancer and Surgery Center

    Mayo Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cancer and Surgery Center

    Mayo Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cancer and Surgery Center

    Mayo Clinic Health System held a celebration for the 10th anniversary of their Cancer and Surgery Center Thursday.The Cancer and Surgery Center is located in Mayo's Center for Advance Medicine building. The cancer center provides chemotherapy and radiation treatment, while the surgery center provides state of the art operations. The center also provides a social worker specialized in working with cancer patients, an insurance verification specialist, and a care coordinator. Diane Otte, Direct...More >>
    Mayo Clinic Health System held a celebration for the 10th anniversary of their Cancer and Surgery Center Thursday.The Cancer and Surgery Center is located in Mayo's Center for Advance Medicine building. The cancer center provides chemotherapy and radiation treatment, while the surgery center provides state of the art operations. The center also provides a social worker specialized in working with cancer patients, an insurance verification specialist, and a care coordinator. Diane Otte, Direct...More >>
  • Bluff Country Tale Spinners Raise Money for La Crosse Storytelling Festival

    Bluff Country Tale Spinners Raise Money for La Crosse Storytelling Festival

    Bluff Country Tale Spinners Raise Money for La Crosse Storytelling Festival

    A group of storytellers and fans came together Thursday night to raise money for the La Crosse Storytelling Festival. The Bluff Country Tale Spinners held the La Crosse Storytelling Fundraiser Thursday at the Ready Property outside of La Crescent.More >>
    A group of storytellers and fans came together Thursday night to raise money for the La Crosse Storytelling Festival. The Bluff Country Tale Spinners held the La Crosse Storytelling Fundraiser Thursday at the Ready Property outside of La Crescent.
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  • The Home Run: An Event to Support the Coulee Council on Addictions

    The Home Run: An Event to Support the Coulee Council on Addictions

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) It's a fun event to raise money for the Coulee Council on Addictions in La Crosse. It's called the Home Run, a day of fun Saturday, August 2 at the Lumberyard.The event is sponsored by the Coulee Council and the La Crosse Loggers, so it has a baseball theme. For example, there's a 9-K fun run and 5-K race. You'll also find music, food and fun family events all day.The executive director of the Council says the money raised will go to alternative programs to help pe...More >>
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) It's a fun event to raise money for the Coulee Council on Addictions in La Crosse. It's called the Home Run, a day of fun Saturday, August 2 at the Lumberyard.The event is sponsored by the Coulee Council and the La Crosse Loggers, so it has a baseball theme. For example, there's a 9-K fun run and 5-K race. You'll also find music, food and fun family events all day.The executive director of the Council says the money raised will go to alternative programs to help pe...More >>
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