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UW-L finishes fourth overall in coach Pat Healy's last meet
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
A truck driver is reported dead after a rollover crash on I-90 near Nodine yesterday...
Investigators say the driver may have had a medical emergency. The semi reportedly crashed through a fence and ended up on a county road. Passersby broke a window to get to the driver, to give him CPR, but he died by the time a medical helicopter got to the scene.
A company in Wisconsin and Minnesota that was convicted of buying and selling illegally harvested wild ginseng has agreed to pay $100,000 and accept a two-year ban on transactions involving the gnarled root. Wiebke Produce Inc., which is also known as the Wiebke Fur & Trading Company, has stores in La Crosse and Eitzen, Minn. The company pleaded guilty in August to violating an anti-poaching law.
During a plea hearing Thursday, company official Thomas Wiebke acknowledged that the company repeatedly bought wild ginseng that was harvested in Wisconsin without a license. The company said Friday it planned to provide a statement responding to the plea hearing.
Ginseng is prized in China, Korea and other Asian countries. Consumers say the bitter root eases stress, fatigue and insomnia