MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Metrodome is no more. Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team’s old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule. The building was razed to make way for a nearly $1 billion stadium scheduled to […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its final game of a dismal season. With the worst record […]
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season. Flynn’s agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced. Flynn threw for 1,146 yards […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak. Milwaukee, which came into the series with a nine-game winning streak, salvaged the finale of the […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the […]
Some area law enforcement agencies are reporting they have received calls from residents that they have been the target of a scam that involves people posing as and IRS agent or local law enforcement. The scammers are especially clever because they know personal information and caller ID appears to be from the IRS or other […]
La Crosse, WI—Dairyland Power Cooperative will participate in the White House Solar Summit and Champions of Change event being held on Thursday, April 17, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Dairyland was nominated to attend the summit by the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eau Claire Energy Cooperative, a Dairyland member, […]
On Sunday, April 13, 2014 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department initially discovered that several sand filled traffic barriers had been damaged on a bridge located on State Hwy 35 just south of Picatee Creek Rd. in the Township of Eastman. The bridge is currently under construction. Sometime during the late night […]
Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears would like to remind the citizens of Vernon County about any scams that people may be approaching them, with regards to recent weather related damages. It has been reported that in the Viroqua area people are stopping at residences and asking to inspect their roofs to inspect any damages […]
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN — Firefighters from at least seven departments responded to a blaze that’s destroyed a furniture store in Prairie du Chien. Slumberland Furniture at the Black Hawk Junction mall went up in flames Sunday night. Nearby businesses sustained smoke damage and area homes were evacuated as a precaution. Prairie du Chien Fire Chief […]
Susan Kay Coggon, age 59 of La Farge passed away Wednesday, April 9th A Memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 17th at the La Farge Free Methodist Church.
Kathleen “Katie” Mary (McCulloch) Oliver, age 56 of Genoa passed away on Thursday, April 10th A celebration of Katie’s life will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 16th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday after 5pm.
Lenore C. Jensen, age 89 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, April 11th Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at the Viroqua Church of Christ. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 15th, from 4:30 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.
Dorothy Jane Vance, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 10th Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16th at the English Ev. Lutheran Church in Viroqua, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday after 9:30 a.m. The family suggests memorials to either the […]
Charles A. Anderson, age 81 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, April 8th Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 11th at 2:00pm at the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby and at the church after 1pm on Friday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in March, down from 6.1 percent in February. During that time the state added 6,400 private sector jobs. The national unemployment rate last […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has died. The gorilla, named Kassiu, was born March 19 to 13-year-old mother Naku and 27-year-old father Cassius. In a statement Thursday, the officials said zookeepers reported the baby and mother appeared normal Wednesday morning. But by the afternoon, […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. People can drop off their unused drugs on April 26 at collection sites across the state. The day is designed to get unused, expired and unwanted drugs out of people’s […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture students are competing to design the floral gardens that will be planted outside the Capitol this year. The state Department of Administration said Tuesday that students are designing gardens for the south, east and west corner circles of Capitol Square. The State Capitol and Executive Residence […]
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – An Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal charges for allegedly selling muscle relaxants and pain relievers on the Internet to people without prescriptions. Prosecutors say Charles G. Schultz signed a contract with a website that distributes the drugs to customers nationwide. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports Thursday that Schultz made more than $235,000 […]
By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin is adding to the list of Master Cheesemakers. The three-year program provides advanced training for licensed cheesemakers with at least 10 years of experience. . Cheesemakers can earn certification in up to two cheese varieties at a time and must have been making those varieties as a licensed cheesemaker for a […]
By: Bob Meyer Deputy U.S. Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden was in Green Bay on Tuesday to announce $700,000 in grants to support nutrition education for Native Americans. The grants will go to 15 programs in 11 states through the USDA’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). FDPIR operates as an alternative to the Supplemental […]
By: Bob Meyer Tickets are now on sale for the 67th Alice in Dairyland Finals, May 15-17 in Clark County. Current “Alice”, Kristin Olson says this is a busy time for the six finalists named a couple of weeks ago. They are preparing for what is an intensive three-day interview process at the finals. “They […]
Falling. Here is a word that is very seldom associated with a positive thought. Falling in love is the only one that instantly comes to mind. On the farm, there are many reasons to be aware of falling; two examples that are big ones would be falling down a silo chute or hay chute. Out […]
By: Bob Meyer Just when it started to look like spring was arriving, winter returned to the Badger State on Sunday evening. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says temperatures were 5 to 8 degrees above normal last week and top soil moisture increased slightly as the […]
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525. WCSC-TV reports there are signs in the cafeteria telling people refills are not free. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – A report by the Congressional Budget Office says the president’s budget request would result in significantly larger deficits than he claims. CBO says President Barack Obama’s budget plan would produce deficits of more than $6 trillion over the next 10 years. That’s more than $1 trillion more than the White House predicts. […]
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors. The Lincoln Journal Star says some parents of fifth-graders at Zeman Elementary complained and posted angry comments on Facebook. Zeman principal Donna Williams apologized directly to […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. But Obama does say that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.” He didn’t endorse Biden in his interview with CBS News. Biden is saying once again that he […]
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Thursday it has now identified all 39 victims it has received. […]