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Farms in the area will be well represented at the Farm Aid event in Milwaukee this week-end. Arcadia-based Organic Valley is sending busloads of farmers to the 25th anniversary Farm Aid benefit concert. The 120 farmers won't be hard to identify; they're all wearing T-shirts that say either "who's your farmer?" or, "I'm your farmer." The concert will be held on Saturday at Miller Park.
Two thousand bucks for a dog? That's how much a Viroqua woman values her terrier mix. Which makes the loss of the dog a pretty tough one. Woman says the dog disappeared from her car while she was at Menard's in La Crosse yesterday morning. Figures someone stole him. Says he looks like Toto, from Wizard of Oz, and answers to the name Dickens. Good find for the thief, apparently; Dickens works as a therapy dog. Police say, no suspects yet.
A young boy reportedly was hurt in an accident on the Torchlight Parade route in La Crosse Thursday night...
Sources report that the boy, about eight years old, was run over by a vehicle in the Gillette Street area around the time the parade was starting. He apparently had arm and leg injuries. City police could not confirm whether the vehicle was taking part in the parade, but the parade was stalled for several minutes because of the accident.
Downtown La Crosse business owners can apparently breathe a little easier today. Police have nabbed a guy they figure has been behind all sorts of burglaries downtown. They arrested 26 year-old Nathan Holmes early yesterday morning after he broke into the Pearl ice cream shop and nabbed hundreds of dollars. They suspect it's the second time in about a week he's hit the Pearl. They also think he knocked over Coney Island a couple of times and Big Al's once. They caught Holmes with a portable police scanner, a flashlight, multi-tool and schematics for other places he was apparently targeting.