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Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a Christmas Eve afternoon crash in the Monroe County town of Lincoln. It happened about 2:20 p.m. on Highway 12.
A car driven by 54 year old Diane Krogstad of Black River Falls was south bound on Hwy 12 approaching the intersection of Cty Hwy EW when a vehicle driven by 44 year old Mary Miner of Tomah Wisconsin pulled out of a parking lot in front of Krogsta. Miner had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Jaws of Life. A passenger in the vehicle, Percy Miner was unhurt. Krogstad was also injured in the crash......she was transported to Tomah memorial hospital with non life threatening injuries. Miner was taken by Tomah ambulance with life threatening injuries and was later transferred to Gunderson Lutheran in LaCrosse via Med-link Helicopter.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
An early morning accident in Monroe County left a Tomah man hurt early Saturday morning. It happened in the Town of Clifton where 21 year old William Georgeson was not able to tell officers when or where the accident happened. Deputies were able to put things together and searched and area just east of Clifton for the accident scene.
At 7:15 am the vehicle was located on Cty Hwy A just west of Justice Rd. Georgeson had gone of the road into a corn field on the north side of Cty hwy A at Krypton Rd. He then drove threw the field and crossed over Justice Rd and continued west until he hit a tree just off of Cty Hwy A.
Georgeson was treated for minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
After 19 years, La Crosse police chief Ed Kondracki is retiring. John Medinger inherited chief Kondracki when he became mayor in 1997.
Medinger talked to Mitch Reynolds on WIZM last night./
There's been a whole lot of construction going on this year at La Crosse's most prominent feature. In fact, the restoration of Bliss Road and a construction project at Grandad Bluff Park was our newsroom's number six local news story on the list of top ten for the year. The Bliss road project was marked by financial cooperation among the city of La Crosse, the county and two towns
Mayor Matt Harter. Bliss reopened in the fall after being closed for more than a year due to a washout. Meanwhile, a one million dollar construction project at Grandad Bluff Park was supposed to be complete by mid-November but that has been delayed until spring.
Eight years in prison is the sentence for an admitted drug dealer convicted of causing a young woman's overdose death.
Cory Koopman will serve that term after a prison sentence for another crime is finished. Koopman sold heroin last year to Mitchell Perner, and Perner's girlfriend Shelby Perkins died after taking the heroin. Shelby's father, Kelly Perkins, accused Koopman and Perner of plotting to kill his daughter. Prosecutor Brian Barton says there was no evidence of such a conspiracy, which is why Koopman was charged with reckless homicide.