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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture flew over 13,000 acres in La Crosse County this week to spray fields to prevent a spread of Gypsy Moths.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Eau Claire County, WI, Dunn County, WI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WKBT

Walker's fundraising dollars more than double Burke campaign

In a surprise move both Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic candidate Mary Burke are letting the public know how well both parties are doing a little early.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, La Crosse, WI

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Residents gather to remember Lac-M gantic

Over one year ago, Canada was shaken after a train derailed at Lac-MA©gantic in Quebec, as 47 people died from the massive oil tanker spill.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Boat Disaster, La Crosse, WI

TwinCities

Wisconsin: Suspect who allegedly fled cops with dying man in trunk found competent

A psychologist found an Iowa man accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit through La Crosse County with a dying taxi driver in the trunk of a stolen cab is competent -- despite his efforts to sway the doctor's finding.

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Related Topix: Platteville, WI, La Crosse, WI, Holmen, WI

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Car Theft Suspect With Body In Trunk Competent To Proceed In Court

The Dubuque man suspected of stealing a taxi, and possibly murdering its owner, is found to be competent to stand trial... La Crosse Judge Dale Pasell has ordered Timmy Johnson Junior to return to court next Wednesday.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WKBT

Local study shows disparities in health care

A study by the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium. and its partners is showing how gaps in health care is impacting La Crosse County.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Health Insurance, Health

Daily Kos

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken Shale basin.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

Business North

Bakken oil trains average about 45 loads through Wisconsin a week

Canadian Pacific and BNSF Railways reported to state Emergency Management that they are transferring at least one million gallons per trip.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

WXOW-TV La Crosse

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Local law enforcement are hopeful a new drug drop off program will reduce heroin use in our community.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

County grants city $350K for park improvements

The city of La Crosse has continually stressed the correlation between city parks and economic development.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

WXOW-TV La Crosse

More teens using Other Tobacco Products

Twenty percent of adults in Wisconsin smoke. Among high school students, that number is 18%.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Teenagers, Trempealeau, WI, Vernon County, WI

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WKBT

Flood waters create challenges for house boat owners

The Mississippi River in La Crosse is currently at a little more than 12 feet, and the high water levels have the city in the middle of a Flood Warning.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Boaters rescued south of Goose Island

Four people are rescued when their boat capsizes south of Goose Island Park on the La Crosse/Vernon County line Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, La Crosse, WI, Vernon County, WI

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WKBT

Men walk in high heels against domestic violence

Not too many men know how to walk around in high heels, but a few hundred gather in Riverside Park to walk two laps around the park.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Utility Products

PSC: Wisconsin ahead of other states in transmission investments

Multiple transmission line projects in Wisconsin should be in the construction phase by 2020, including ATC's 345/138-kV North Appleton to Morgan line Wisconsin expects up to $552 million of investment in its transmission system by 2020, according to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's draft copy of the technical document, Strategic Energy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Middleton, WI, Dane County, WI, Iron River, WI

WKBT

FBI report: Heroin use increases in Wisconsin

It's no secret that heroin use in Wisconsin has increased over the years, but a new report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it's getting worse especially when it comes to overdose deaths.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Parts of Goose Island Park closed due to flooding

On one of the busiest holidays of the year, parts of Goose Island Park are closed off because of flooding.

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WKBT

4 La Crosse theft, burglary suspects in court

The four people arrested for theft and burglary earlier this week are formally charged in La Crosse County court Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Lax Council Committee Endorses 4-Seat Cut

When the La Crosse County Board downsized after the 2010 census, it asked the La Crosse City Council to do the same, so the two local governments could continue to have the same district boundaries.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Farmers' Market Challenge Starts July 7th

The La Crosse County Health Department is launching their Farmers' Market Challenge July 7th.

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