Wisconsin Wildfire Update
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.
The fire began Tuesday afternoon. It destroyed 17 homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate as the blaze burned across 9,000 acres. But no injuries have been reported. The blaze began Tuesday afternoon near Simms Lake in Douglas County, 40 miles southeast of Duluth, Minn. Authorities say firefighters had the fire contained by late Wednesday evening.
The DNR made the announcement on its official Twitter feed. An agency spokesman declined immediate comment.
Dick Trickle Deat At 71
WIZM'S Dan Deicher (track announcer at the La Crosse Speedway) and Dick Trickle at the La Crosse Speedway in 2012.
Retired stock-car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
Monroe County Appoves Department Merger
The Monroe County Emergency Management Department has merged with the
Moped Death Reported At West Salem
A moped crash in West Salem reportedly has killed a local woman.
Sources tell us the accident happened last night in the West Salem area, and that the woman was alone on the moped when the crash happened. Police are still investigating.
YWCA/WTC Enter Into An Agreement
The YWCA of the Coulee Region will announce a partnership Tuesday morning with Western Technical College that will keep affordable and accessible child care in downtown La Crosse. It will be at the future YWCA Child Center located on Western Technical College’s La Crosse campus.
The WTC board, back in January, voted to close the center.