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One particular group of foreign students will get special recognition at the U-W-La Crosse International Banquet this weekend.
Students from Vietnam will get to meet their country's ambassador to the U-S at the dinner Saturday night. International Education director Jay Lokken says the Vietnamese students take a wide range of majors, with two programs being especially popular...pre-med and business.
During his visit to Wisconsin, ambassador Cuong Nguyen also will meet with the state's agriculture secretary to talk about trade between the U-S and Vietnam.
Dr. Troy Harcey, Associate Superintendent of Instruction for the School District of La Crosse is this year’s recipient of the Burt and Norma Altman Award for Community Service from the Office of International Education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
A very interesting spectator showed up at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway this morning....though racing does not start for 2 more weeks. A black bear was spotted roaming the grandstands inside the track, according to track Marketing Director, Dave Noelke. The 100 pound or so bear, was trapped by the hospitality area after a while, and track officials opened a gate to let it back into the wild. The DNR was called, but the bear was long gone by the time they showed up. They, along with a wildlife biologist, were tracking the bear around 12:40pm today, near Elm Street and West Ave. The West Salem High School was placed on lock down for the time being.
It's a special night tonight for the Boys and Girls Club.
Tina Wehrs says other award recipients include the Distinguished Service Award (Sharon Olson), President s Award (Duane Ring, Jr.), Adult & Youth Award (Lynn Malin), and the Corporate Award (Borton Construction). It's being held tonight at 5:30 in the the Waterfront s Cargill Room.
Two well-known classic rock bands will headline the 5th annual Freedom Fest
in La Crosse to benefit veterans. Freedom Fest will be held Saturday, June 16th,
at the UW-La Crosse