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A series of so-called 'obituary burglaries' in Trempealeau County may have been solved with a couple of arrests...
Seth Furgason of Junction City was captured last week, and is accused of researching death notices in order to find houses to rob. One such burglary took place at a home near Whitehall, where guns and several chainsaws were stolen a few days after the death of the person who owned the items. Evidence connecting Furgason to the burglaries was found at a house in Wisconsin Rapids, where his girlfriend lives. The girlfriend has admitted to helping Furgason with the break-ins.
A family business that started on La Crosse's riverfront in 1913 now employs people in over 50 countries a century later...
The Trane Company held its 100th birthday party back on the riverfront on Tuesday, at the La Crosse Center...with hundreds of local employees attending. The international president of the Machinists Union, Tom Buffenbarger, came to La Crosse for the event. He said the success of Trane, and its union workers, do not stop on an anniversary. Other speakers also talked about a bright future for Trane, anticipating that the company can adapt to changes in science and living habits. Buffenbarger toured a Trane plant in La Crosse, and met several workers who have been with the chiller maker for 40 years or more.
A back-up bridge plan agreed to more than four years ago in La Crosse