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Complaints of a natural gas smell have been reported today at many points along the La Crosse River. Firefighters were called out to Three Rivers Plaza, and complaints of the smell also came from the Lang Drive area. Xcel Energy reportedly is focusing on the southside festgrounds, where a leak may have occurred in a tank containing the chemical that's added to natural gas to give it an odor.
A Winona woman died of accidental drowning after a New Year's Eve crash into Swift Creek in La Crosse...
That ruling comes from the La Crosse medical examiner's office, in the death of 21-year-old Ellie Ahmann. Examiner Tim Candahl says alcohol was a factor in the accident, with Ahmann's blood alcohol level at point-1-6-5. Ahmann's car went off Jackson Street near the brewery, went down an embankment, and traveled on the ice before breaking through and sinking in the creek.
Mayo Clinic has finalized the purchase of land near Sand Lake Road in Onalaska. A company spokesman told us that Mayo does not have an immediate plan for the use of the land. Purchase price, $8.3 million. Land equals 187 acres.