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Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
WIZM's Dan Deicher, also the track announcer at the La Crosse Speedway and Mississippi Thunder Speedway has been nominated for the best short track announcer in the nation for 2013, according to Speed51.com. And you can help him along. Click the link below, place a vote in all categories including announcer and submit. You can vote once a day from one email address a day. But you must place a vote in all categories for it to count. Voting goes until February 8th. Thank you!
Sparta Police are still investigating a robbery at a dollar store that happened last weekend.
Police say it happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar on Black River Street. Workers there say a man went up to the cashier and demanded money. He threatened to kill the employees if they didn't give him money. He ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash and smokes. No one was hurt.
If you have information, you're asked to call the Sparta Police Department.
Important business often moves at a snail's pace in La Crosse City Hall...unless there's some urgency to the issue, such as whether to close a branch of the city library.
When a proposed shut down of the South Branch was avoided this fall, Mayor Tim Kabat announced that he would appoint a task force to look at ways of keeping the building open in future years. Library board president Tom Sleik worries that the mayor is taking too long to put together such a task force, and city council approval of appointments normally takes a month or two. Sleik believes the library committee would not be able to begin work until March, and the library has promised to start public hearings on the 2015 budget next June.
A Sparta man who was given prison time in La Crosse County for firing a .22