Oktoberfest opens in
Plenty of support for cabs, not for pedaling and drinking You'll probably see big pedal-driven cars on the streets
City council votes on DOT's plan next week Hard to complain too much about the plans the DOT has for
Captain Griffith hopes team is ready by spring First, swim 500 yards. Then another 800 with fins, snorkel and mask
Consultant hasn't been very helpful The La Crosse Center needs repair, and that has created a dilemma. Center
Obama says too late to reverse global warming It may be time to stop denying global warming, or climate change.

LATEST FROM COULEE REGION COOKS

Bacon Burger

Ingredients: 2 pounds bacon burger (1½ pounds beef with ½ pound bacon - should grind twice) 1 egg Onion to taste ½ cup cracker crumbs 1/4 cup milk - as...

Breakfast in a Meatball

Ingredients: 1 to 2 pounds sausage ½ to ¾ cup hash browns ½ cup Cheddar cheese small dice or grate Onion to taste, optional 1 to 2 eggs ¼ to...

Opinion sways on Obamacare, Wisconsin could use federal money

31 August 2015
Opinion sways on Obamacare, Wisconsin could use federal money

 Medicaid money could help those in county jail, says La Crosse supervisor

DNR fish consumption advisory relased

31 August 2015
DNR fish consumption advisory relased

Among recommendations, eat less predator fish

School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

31 August 2015
School starts Tuesday, watch for school crossings

Crossings are same intersections as last year

Fair

77°F

La Crosse

Fair
Humidity: 76%
Wind: SW at 5 mph
Thursday 68°F / 90°F Partly cloudy
Friday 71°F / 90°F Partly cloudy
Saturday 71°F / 92°F Mostly sunny
Sunday 69°F / 91°F PM Thunderstorms
Monday 58°F / 82°F Mostly sunny
Tuesday 57°F / 78°F Mostly sunny
Wednesday 56°F / 76°F AM showers
PEOPLE POLL
If You Were A Cop, Would You Want A Body Cam?
If You Were A Cop, Would You Want A Body Cam?
You must select at least one item to vote!

Incomplete police chase data raises suspicions

01 September 2015

It seems the public's mistrust of police is at an all-time high. Most of the time, that mistrust is misplaced. But sometimes people have reason to be suspicious of law...

News

News

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:59

Group Says Walker Job Numbers Still Not Great

Written by

In the last weeks of the recall campaign for governor, job creation has become a pivotal issue.   Governor Walker says the state added 24 thousand last year.  Fed estimates says the state lost tens of thousands of jobs.  But Laura Dresser, with the Center on Wisconsin Strategy says, assuming Walker's numbers are true, that's still not great job growth

 

 

Keep your criticism of Walker at a minimum, though.  Dresser says the larger world economy has more to do with recovery and job growth in the state than the governor's policies. 

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:45

Minnesota Voter ID

Written by

(AP) A coalition plans to announce a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to present photo IDs at the polls. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is being joined by the League of Women Voters Minnesota, Jewish Community Action and Common Cause Minnesota. The groups began threatening to sue as the Legislature debated whether to put the amendment before voters in November. The groups plan to announce details of the lawsuit at a news conference Wednesday. During the legislative debate, the groups said the language of the amendment is confusing and that it leaves unclear several questions, including what types of photo IDs would be permissible at the polls. Amendment supporters countered that the Legislature would ultimately work out details that aren't in the amendment.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:44

Chief Arraigned On Sexual Assault, Misconduct

Written by

(AP) A judge in Vernon County has entered not guilty pleas for a police chief accused of sexual assault and misconduct in office. Shay Larson stood mute in court Tuesday. He's facing two felony counts and six misdemeanor charges. Prosecutors say Larson used his position as chief in Readstown to leverage sexual favors while he was on duty and lied to investigators. The 30-year-old Gays Mills man was arrested in March. Larson is Readstown's only law enforcement officer. He was placed on administrative leave after an investigation began last September. Larson's attorney, Luis Delgado, says he plans to file a motion to dismiss the charges. Prosecutors say Larson encouraged a woman to drive after she had been drinking to rendezvous with him at the village park, among other accusations.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:43

Walker Transfers $100,000 To Legal Defense Fund

Written by

(AP) Gov. Scott Walker has transferred $100,000 to his legal defense fund he established related to an ongoing criminal probe that's already ensnared some of his former aides and associates in Milwaukee County. Walker's latest campaign finance report filed with the state on Tuesday shows transfers of $70,000 and $30,000 out of his campaign account to the Scott Walker Trust. He previously transferred $60,000 into the account.

 

 

His Democratic challenger in Tuesday's recall election Tom Barrett has repeatedly called on Walker to disclose who is paying for his legal defense fund. Walker has refused to say. Walker reported raising $5.1 million between April 24 and May 21. Barrett reported raising $3.1 million over the same period. To date, Walker has raised about $31 million compared with about $4.3 million for Barrett.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:40

Great River Road Wins Award

Written by

Ever traveled an award winning road? Hop on the Great River Road and you have. The 250 mile span won the Huffington Post, Best US Road Trip Route contest. And Jean Lunde with the Onalaksa Tourism Office says the competition was stiff, though the Mississippi River helped quite a bit.

Other entries included the Hana Highway in Hawaii.....Avenue of the Giants in California and the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway in Oregon.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:39

National GOP Behind Walker

Written by

The National Republican Party is keeping a close eye on next week's recall election here in Wisconsin. In a call with reporters today, RNC Director, Reince Priebus, said they are 100% behind Scott Walker.

Priebus said the recall election will also play very favorable for them with the presidential election in November if Walker defeats challenger, Tom Barrett.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:35

Honor Flight Fundraiser

Written by

The Struck-Klandrud Post 336, Onalaska American Legion will host a fundraiser for the Freedom Honor Flight on June 9th. Onalaska Toursim Director, Jean Lunde, says the evening is the Onalaska Night for Freedom Honor Flight.

All proceeds will be presented to the Freedom Honor Flight in support of our veteran's trip to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials placed in their honor. In 2011 over $13,000 was donated from this event.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:25

Man Pinned By Tree

Written by

A Monroe County man has life threatening injuries after a tree fell on him last night. Just before 6:30 last night,  59 year old Gary Everts, of rural Camp Douglas, was cutting down a tree when it fell and twisted. The tree fell in the same direction Everts had run to get away. The tree hit him in the middle of the back and pinned him. Everts was transported to Tomah Memorial hospital and later transferred to Gundersen Lutheran hospital by Med Link Air with life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:04

Storm Update

Written by
Firefighters responded to a fire in a gymnasium at Siren High School today. All students were safely evacuated with no injuries to students or staff. Students were sent home at noon. Five fire departments responded and the fire remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, clean up continues following heavy rains in northwestern Wisconsin and yesterday's severe storms in southwest and southeast portions of the state. There were no injuries reported as a result of the severe storms and flooding. Repeated rounds of heavy rain in northwestern Wisconsin have caused several rivers and creeks, including the Mississippi River to rise. However, major flooding is not expected.

Columbia County officials report about $12 thousand in damage and debris removal mainly in the Wisconsin Dells area following Monday's severe storms. In Crawford County, lightning damaged the communications tower that impacted the dispatch center for a couple of hours on Saturday.  Wisconsin Emergency Management is engaged with the local officials and will continue to monitor the progress of the recovery efforts.

Comment

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:52

TWITTER FEED

1410 WIZM
City council votes on DOT's exit 3 plan next week http://t.co/z80rPvsnGE
1410 WIZM
Check out the tests La Crosse firefighters had to go through just to start training to be on the newly-forming... http://t.co/YohcOQ4rsS
1410 WIZM
Group wants anti-pollution rules enforced. Also conducted survey, where Wisconsin sits in the Top 5 in multiple... http://t.co/nO8RMMRTE0
1410 WIZM
Murder suspect Deshawn Randall is looking for a new lawyer. Randall is charged with killing 17-year-old George... http://t.co/KG8f3OL3dS
1410 WIZM
Plus, the polar bears get stranded on floating blocks of ice http://t.co/ecsFjRcu1s

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.