Election Count Down
Gundersen CFO says report conclusions are misleading It's the most profitable ...
Walker's appointee for Supreme Court justice will go unchallenged until 2020 Whoever ...
Three groups will be interviewed in May on ideas for development The future of Rose ...
La Crosse parking gates to return eventually First Watergate, then deflategate, now ...
Trump leads Cruz 950-560 in delegate count   WASHINGTON -- The Latest in the ...

Police shoot bear in Chatfield

02 May 2016
Police shoot bear in Chatfield

Several bear sightings were reported in recent days

Decisions on problem-child Memorial Pool coming soon

02 May 2016
Decisions on problem-child Memorial Pool coming soon

Parks rec boss asks the big question: How much?

Most don't like current system of electing presidents

28 April 2016

Is our system of choosing a President rigged? We hear that message, even from some of the candidates. And a new poll suggests that most people agree. A new Reuters...

PEOPLE POLL
Is LaCrosse On The Right Track To Develop Riverside North?
Is LaCrosse On The Right Track To Develop Riverside North?
You must select at least one item to vote!
News

News

Friday, 17 May 2013 11:32

Prescription Drug Abuse Concerns

Written by

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) Minnesota doctors say prescription drug abuse is a severe problem in the state and they often feel caught between patients who need pain medication and those who say they should do more to curb abuse.

A long-time state drug abuse safety officer, Carol Falkowski, told members of the Minnesota Medical Association on Thursday that prescription drug abuse now causes more deaths than motor vehicle accidents do. She says many patients will do almost anything to get drugs like OxyContin, including stealing them.

Many doctors at the meeting agreed abuse was a problem. But doctors also say they get blamed whether they prescribe the drugs or not. Dr. Paul Sanford says it's like waltzing in a mine field.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:31

Cleaner Hospitals

Written by

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Patients at Wisconsin hospitals have less of a chance of getting a serious infection than most nationwide.

An annual report from the state Division of Public Health shows Wisconsin hospitals have significantly reduced the number of the most serious infections and now have a rate below the national average.

Among the things the report looked at is the risk of getting infected by dirty needles. Wisconsin hospitals average less than one. The national average is one.

Affinity Health System's Infections Prevention Coordinator Brenda Ehlert says that emphasis on hand-washing helped reduce infection rates, along with close monitoring of patients' need for medications and fluids.

Hospital officials say they are striving to eliminate infections.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:29

Minnesota Wildfire Update

Written by

MENAHGA, Minn. (AP) Fire crews are searching for hotspots by air using heat-sensing equipment above a northwestern Minnesota wildfire.

 

A helicopter is flying low and slow over the Green Valley fire Friday. Crews are using the hand-held sensor to find smoldering fires in the 7,100 acres burned by the wildfire which started Tuesday.

Minnesota Incident Command System spokeswoman Becca Manlove says the fire is not growing and no additional structures have been lost since the 55 homes and buildings were destroyed earlier in the week near Menahga. Manlove says the fire is 65 percent contained as firefighters make progress in securing the containment lines around the fire perimeter.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:26

Wisconsin Wildfire Update

Written by

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.

The fire began Tuesday afternoon. It destroyed 17 homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate as the blaze burned across 9,000 acres. But no injuries have been reported. The blaze began Tuesday afternoon near Simms Lake in Douglas County, 40 miles southeast of Duluth, Minn. Authorities say firefighters had the fire contained by late Wednesday evening.

The DNR made the announcement on its official Twitter feed. An agency spokesman declined immediate comment.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:23

Grandad Marathon A Success

Written by

Heightened security and a change to the marathon course didn't keep people

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:22

Loggers Lease Up To City Council Vote

Written by

The La Crosse Loggers now await a city council vote next month on a long term

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52

Steve Carlyon is hoping that a bandshell moving operation won't break the

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Friday, 17 May 2013 09:41

Motorcycle Fundraiser Tomorrow Fulfills Dream

Written by

Another great motorcycle ride through a region for a good reason

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:18

Dick Trickle Deat At 71

Written by

 

WIZM'S Dan Deicher (track announcer at the La Crosse Speedway) and Dick Trickle at the La Crosse Speedway in 2012.

 

Retired stock-car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.

According to the Lincoln County, N.C., sheriff's department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City.
The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call, apparently from Trickle, that "there would be a dead body and it would be his." Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer. Emergency units found Trickle's body lying near his pickup truck when they arrived. Lt. Tim Johnson, who heads the Lincoln County detective department, said that at the family's request, no additional information would be released at this time.

Trickle has been billed as the winningest short-track driver in the history of stock-car racing, recording about 1,000 victories in feature races, including 67 in 1972. He was the rookie of the year in NASCAR's premier series in 1989 with six top-five finishes and nine top 10s. Much of Trickle's short-track success came in Wisconsin, where he was nicknamed the "White Knight'' because of his SuperAmerica paint scheme. He even has a La Crosse Speedway Oktoberfest Race Weekend race named after him, The Trickle 99. Motorsports Management's Chuck Deery told us Trickle will be missed by the speedway, his former racing parnters and competitors and his fans.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52

TWITTER FEED

1410 WIZM
Monday!! Take advantage of today's sunshine, Mark knows why. Riverside North is getting developer attention, but... https://t.co/PqBgZJGzKx
1410 WIZM
#Trump's would be orange, wouldn't it? https://t.co/AtfbGFCnOB
1410 WIZM
A Wisconsin Republican slips up and tells the truth, as well. Whoops. https://t.co/pUQsTTWvXO
1410 WIZM
Highway 14/61 will now be closed at 9 p.m. tonight through the weekend. Not 5 p.m. Probably smart thinking. https://t.co/aKtzxx2iMz
1410 WIZM
Hwy. 14/61 North of La Crescent closing at 5 p.m. today through weekend https://t.co/IirTVPqIvZ

MITCH REYNOLDS PODCASTS

  • 04-25-2016
    Gang up on Trump/Bullying in Antigo
  • 04-22-2016
    free for all Friday
  • 04-21-2016
    Prince dies, State senator Jennifer Shilling reacts and talks about rail issues
  • 04-20-2016
    La Crosse assistant police chief Rob Abraham and the future of parking ramps
  • 04-19-2016
    La Crosse schools superintendent on moving students, switching schools