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Sparta man suffers life threatening injuries in crash

A Sparta man suffered life threatening injuries after his car went airborne and struck a pole barn around 10:00 Sunday morning. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Gonzolo Vasquez was driving westbound on State Highway 71 south of Sparta when the car left the road, went airb

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-18 04:53:00

Bangor High School band goes all out for homecoming

When the Bangor Cardinals took the field Friday for their homecoming game against the Hillsboro Tigers, it was the pep band that got everything going. Labeled "The Sound of Bangor Football" by the community, the more than 40 students in grades 9 through 12 are what get the crowd and the players pump

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-17 13:15:00

Tractor-pulling families take first, second in classes in sport's Super Bowl

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. In a previous competition, Jeff and Kyle Larson's Hotwire bucks as its cleats dig into the track to pull the weight sled. Jeff Larson works at RTP in Winona.Contributed photo The Cook and Larson clans crank up ear-sp

WINONA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 11:00:00

West Salem Garland Days teaches history of city

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) - People had the opportunity to peek into the past at West Salem's Garland Days. The West Salem Historical Society welcomed the community to learn about Hamlin Garland and their town to celebrate its history. The weekend event included a cemetery walk to honor veterans, an a

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-17 23:13:21

Area National Guard members home after helping with Hurricane Irma cleanup

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) - As the potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria heads toward Puerto Rico, area members of the National Guard have just arrived back from helping out with Hurricane Irma damage. More than 600 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers shipped out to Florida last week. On Sept. 9, Wiscon

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-19 22:26:51

Vang Church hosting 'Cemetery Sunday' Sept. 24

Vang Lutheran Church is hosting a special "Cemetery Sunday" event on Sept. 24. The gathering will be twofold as they remember those who have gone before us, plus showing appreciation to those who have contributed funds for new interior flooring inside the church. The event is being referred to as "C

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-17 15:00:00

Attorney finishes investigation into Coulee Region Joint Municipal Court

Onalaska's city attorney next month will present his findings of his investigation into potentially mishandled cases in Coulee Region Joint Municipal Court. Attorney Sean O'Flaherty reviewed at least eight bankers' boxes that could contain unprosecuted citations and cases with unreported convictions

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

Local hockey team hopes to boost interest in sport

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Organizers of a free event Sunday hoped to boost interest in youth girls hockey in the area. The Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association hosted a "Girl Power" event at the Omni Center in Onalaska. The idea was to introduce girls between the ages of 4 and 14 to hockey by giving t

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-17 23:07:29

Survey of risky behavior helps schools identify needs, devise interventions

After allegations of bullying surfaced in the wake of a sophomore's 2016 suicide, the Holmen School District turned to the numbers. And one of the best sources of data on student perceptions is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a national assessment sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-17 05:00:00

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, Turner Elementary School Principal Eric Bethel, right, talks to fifth grade student Kierra Porter, during her reading class, at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the ... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Aug.

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-19 10:42:00

More protests set for Tuesday after quiet night in St. Louis

(David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Hundreds of protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain... (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

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

Aurora the Rottweiler spreads smiles at Riverfront

Buy Now Dawn Cast and her dog Aurora visit with participants last week at Riverfront, including Jessi Hardt, who gets a kiss from Aurora. Kast and Aurora have visited Riverfront monthly for pet therapy sessions over the past four years.Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune Aurora the dog is named for a D

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte). Men remove boats from the water ahead of Hurricane Maria in the Galbas area of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm ... (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte). Men

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-19 07:12:00

Assignment: Education - Illegally passing school buses

LA CROSSE, Wis. - On August 30, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services reported school buses were illegally passed 78,239 times in one day. The survey was done on May 3 with thirty of the country's fifty states reporting. In Wisconsin, there were 828 violations

NEWS8000.COM - 2017-09-19 19:02:36

Participants sought for early onset dementia study

Two local aging specialists are seeking volunteers who were diagnosed with early onset MCI/dementia before the age of 65 to participate in a study of their experiences by attending one of two focus groups in La Crosse next month. Erica Srinivasan, an assistant psychology professor at the University

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 21:47:00

Boys and Girls Club gets first taste at new north side McDonalds

McDonalds on George Street will open to the public on Thursday morning nearly seven months after closing its old doors due to road construction. The ongoing construction and subsequent closure, which took place February 27, resulted in a brand new building that includes state of the art technology.

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-20 02:35:00

45th annual Cranberry Fest takes place this weekend

The cranberry capitol of Wisconsin is celebrating 45 years of the tart fruit. This weekend is Cranfest in Warrens, but the fest might be better known for its flea market style shopping. People come from all over the world to buy items from over 1,300 vendors from all over the country. In addition to

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-20 01:50:00

New Springbrook tenants expected in the coming months

The new Springbrook Assisted Living Facility in La Crescent is only months away from new tenants moving in. Rain delays slowed construction but much of it remains on schedule to open in late fall early winter. The facility will have 80 apartments. Broken down, that's 11 independent apartments, 25 fo

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-20 01:12:00

$1 million bond set for man in wife's death, house explosion

Bond is set at $1 million for a Wisconsin man who authorities say killed his wife and tried to cover it up by blowing up their house. Steven Pirus appeared in Dane County Circuit Court on Tuesday, four days after his wife's body was found in the rubble of their Madison home. Prosecutors say they exp

WXOW TV-19 - 2017-09-20 00:52:00

Causeway Caregivers to raise money with a flair

Causeway Caregivers of La Crosse will sponsor its annual Flair Affair fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall at 420 West Ave. S. The Flair Boutique will feature unique and re-imagined women's, men's and children's fashion acc

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:59:00