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Voting rights rally held in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - People at a voting rights rally Saturday called on local and national leaders to change current voting practices. The Democratic Party of La Crosse County held a voting rights rally at Cameron Park Saturday. The focus of the rally was how gerrymandering and voter suppression

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-23 23:21:42

La Crosse woman unexpectedly reunites with longtime friend after 30 years

Charlene Purnell lives in La Crosse with her husband and two children. A retired Army veteran, Purnell settled in the area with her family after years of service. On Thursday, she happened to turn on News 19, and she could not believe who she saw on television. On the screen was the face of one of h

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 06:02:00

Brian and Karen Rude are ready to lead Oktoberfest in La Crosse

For the second time in 57 years a couple from the Westby Times "Gives a Whoop" coverage area was awarded a key role in the La Crosse Oktoberfest community celebration. In 1966, Lincoln Neprud and his wife, Laura, of Westby, were selected the festmaster and frau and in 2017, Brian and Karen Rude of C

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 13:00:00

Navy Crewmen who helped save Korean baby celebrate old times in La Crosse

Life could only get better for Danny Keenan after a Navy medic found him as an abandoned infant on the steps of an infirmary at a U.S. base in South Korea in 1953. His luck changed so much for the better that it must have rubbed off on a gambling chaplain who won him a Korean passport in a poker gam

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 17:03:00

La Crosse Fire Department holds Fire Prevention Open House

The La Crosse Fire Department invited the public to one of La Crosse's fire stations for their annual fire prevention open house on September 23. In promotion of fire prevention week, the event aims to teach people about fire safety precautions, as well as provide an opportunity for people to tour t

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 05:13:00

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Hundreds of people wait in line since the morning to buy gasoline three days after the impact of Hurricane Maria in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns w... (AP Photo). Water drains from the Guajataca

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 18:07:00

Wrench & Roll holds fundraiser for "Everybody Bikes"

A retired La Crosse teacher held a fundraiser for their non-profit organization today. Matthew Christen, the owner of La Crosse bike shop wrench and roll collective, recently created "Everybody Bikes." "Everybody Bikes" is a non-profit that works with community referrals to provide those in need wit

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 05:38:00

UW-L's Band Day offers high school students a collegiate experience

Local high school band students had an opportunity to perform with UW-La Crosse's Screaming Eagles Marching Band on September 23. The seventh annual UW-L Band Day provides young students a first-hand experience of how collegiate marching bands function. Students from 10 local high schools learn to p

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 04:59:00

Voting Rights Rally attracts lawmakers from across the state

The Voting Rights Rally in Cameron Park on Saturday afternoon attracted dozens of Democrats from around the state. The La Crosse County Democratic Party hosted the rally. Speakers discussed gerrymandering, Voter ID laws, and the importance of ensuring a fair vote. Lawmakers from the city, county, an

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 02:48:00

Sole Burner focuses on "A Million Reasons to Hope"

Saturday was all about hope in Chaseburg where the community came together in support of the 12th Annual Sole Burner. The American Cancer Society hosted the event to raise money for the fight against cancer. Organizers set their sights high, hoping to raise more than $124,000. That amount would make

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-24 02:38:00

UW-La Crosse students use mapping tools to help with disaster relief

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Students at UW-La Crosse are helping disaster relief efforts across the globe in a unique way. UWL's Geography and Earth Science Department organized what they called a 'mapathon,' using satellite images to find areas for relief teams to set up evacuation centers. Professors

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-23 03:23:18

North-south corridor plans for La Crosse shelved again

Wisconsin transportation officials have once again shelved a controversial study of La Crosse's need for an additional north-south corridor. The Department of Transportation has indefinitely halted work on the Coulee Region Transportation Study, which was scheduled to be completed last year and is p

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:15:00

Downtown neighbors: Keep river views in La Crosse Center expansion

The model of the $42 million La Crosse Center project, seen here, shows roughly the size of the expansion with a large ballroom that will jut out over Riverside Park. While it's shown in white, the materials for the building have yet to be determined.Contributed photo Downtown La Crosse business ow

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 13:15:00

Xcel En-ergy rate hike hear-ing will be in La Crosse

LA CROSSE - The public will have a chance to weigh in next month on Xcel Energy's proposal to raise energy prices for some 257,000 Wisconsin ratepayers. The Minnesota-based utility has asked Wisconsin regulators to approve a 3.6 percent increase in electricity revenues for 2018 and a 10 percent hike

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 23:39:55

Tonight's Insane Clown Posse show in La Crosse delayed at least till 7 p.m.

Tonight's sold-out Insane Clown Posse show at The Cavalier Theater has been delayed until at least 7 p.m. The venue's insurer will not allow the show without protective covering, and the band will not play if it cannot spray soda, according to its Facebook page. Promoters are trying to find fire ret

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

From Tribune files: Photos of September 2016 flooding in the La Crosse area

Heavy rains caused dangerous high water, flooding and road closures across the La Crosse region in September 2016. Bulldozers clear debris and mud from a closed Hwy. 35 Thursday near Victory after landslides and flash flooding caused one death and widespread damage in the small Mississippi River tow

WINONA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 10:45:00

Record-breaking heat forecast for Friday, Saturday in La Crosse

An 80-year-old record fell Friday when the temperature reached 95 degrees, 3 degrees higher than on the same date in 1937. That's 95 degrees on the first day of autumn - and the heat wave isn't over. The National Weather Service predicts more humid weather and a high of 90 today, 2 degrees shy of th

WINONA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

La Crosse County to be home to Country Boom music festival

LA CROSSE COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse county board approved Country Boom, a festival that will be held near West Salem on the former site of the Maple Grove Country Club. The festival is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 to 30,000 people next summer. Country Boom will offer onsite parking,

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-22 23:57:52

Making a difference: Viterbo University's Service Saturday Program

One Saturday morning a month during the academic year, volunteers from Viterbo University serve at up to eight nonprofit community organizations in the greater La Crosse community. While leaders at places such as WAFER, La Crosse Children's Museum, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity appreciate

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Minnesota reinsurance gets OK, but funding questions linger

Minnesota reinsurance gets OK, but funding questions lingerMinnesota reinsurance gets OK, but funding questions linger Gov. Mark Dayton says the nation's top federal health care official has signed off on Minnesota's new program to help lower insurance rates. State lawmakers created a $542 million r

KTTC - 2017-09-24 05:02:00