Paraprofessionals were granted a 2.7 percent pay hike
Four Landscape Horticulture students from Western Technical College found more than Birch and Maple as they walked near campus studying for a tree identification test.
Katie Christensen, Scott White, Ian Young, and Daren Scott were in the area of 9th and Main Streets on September 11th when they found an unresponsive female lying in the shrubs. Christensen and Young attempted to wake the woman and noticed that her breathing was irregular and her eyes were rolling back in her head. White and Scott went to the La Crosse Public Library Museum to have the staff call 911.
The students stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived. The paramedics determined the woman was diabetic and hadn't taken her medication. Her name and current condition are unknown, but White says they hope their actions made a difference.
Western Technical College will honor the students' actions during the District Board Meeting tonight, where they will be presented with a special commendation.
Several statewide agricultural groups opposed to the selling of raw milk were
West Salem Superintendent, Troy Gunderson says he was glad to hear a lot of
Gunderson Health Systems has moved a step closer to offering insurance plans
New fencing, a new sign, and repaired grave markers...
The cemetery behind Hillview Care Center in La Crosse is newly improved, with many of the changes brought about by a high school student. Eagle Scout Reed Johnson worked for a year, along with other members of Scout Troop 22, to improve the cemetery that has been used more than a century. Reed was eager to replace a worn-out sign board which had printed lists of names, but no map. The new permanent sign was produced by Sign Pro. Hillview is recommending that any more people who wish to be buried at the cemetery choose cremation instead, and have their ashes placed in a new 'scatter garden' on the site.
La Crosse's second house fire in three days leaves a home on Ferry Street with moderate fire damage, and severe smoke damage. But, no one was hurt in Friday night's fire at the Daniel Klug home. Heavy smoke was reported at the rear of the house, and firefighters were on the scene less than two minutes after getting the call. The fire was doused quickly, and confined to just one section of the house.
Crews already have torn down the downtown Winona building where a large fire is believed to have started this morning...
The fire was first reported around 2 a.m. at the Islamic Center, on the corner of Third and Center in Winona. Flames spread to adjoining buildings on both streets, with half-a-dozen businesses affected, including a law office. Three buildings are a total loss, according to Winona Fire Chief Curt Bittle. The exact cause of the fire has not been determined.