State News

Schools To Receive

Wisconsin’s K-through-12 schools and colleges and universities will receive more than 80 million dollars in financial assistance. Governor Tony Evers made the announcement Wednesday. The money is intended to help the schools deal with challenges related to the pandemic. Forty-six million will go to local school districts and 37 million to higher education institutions. The…

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Positive For Cwd

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that two deer at a Trempealeau County hunting ranch have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Results were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The positive samples came from two 3 ‘/2-year-old whitetail bucks. Because of the result, DATCP has…

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Drove Over Husband

A felony charge of hit and run resulting in death has been filed against a Holem woman accused of killing her husband by driving over him while they argued. The complaint was filed Monday in La Crosse County against 50-year-old Lori Ann Phillips. She told investigators she was driving away from their home February 23d…

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Storms Slow Activity

First, COVID- 19 kept everyone indoors for nearly three months. Then, for the last four or five days, protests following by looting and rioting kept many people from venturing outside. Those same people were sitting in the dark Tuesday night when a series of thunderstorms swept through southern Wisconsin. Nearly 20 thousand Alliant Energy customers…

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News Crews Attacked

No serious injuries were reported, but at least two television news crews were attacked while covering the violence and looting along Madison’s State Street Monday night. While a photo-journalist was filming a man going through some looted material, 40-year-old Michael B. Campbell began throwing bottles at the man working the camera. Cambell rode away on…

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MN comes to WI

With many Minnesota businesses closed until June 1 , residents of that state have been crossing the border for haircuts, an adult beverage, or other necessities. Barber Michael Rude told a television reporter he has cut the hair for people from La Crescent, Winona, Rochester and St. Olaf— all in Minnesota. Rude says there was…

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COVID -19 numbers

The last COVID-19 numbers for Wisconsin…. Confirmed cases: 16,462 (699 new) Deaths: 539 (22 new) Negative test results: 210,605 (9,731 new) Patients hospitalized: 2,411(49 new)

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Dem Convention

The crowd will be smaller at this summer’s Democratic National Convention, but some delegates are saying they will brave the coronavirus threat and make the trip. Convention C-E-O Joe Solmonese says the Fiserv Forum is going to be a busy place in August. Delegates have the option of participating remotely, but Solmonese says he’s not…

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Theft By Contractor

A 27-year-old Trego man has been charged with six counts of theft by contractor in Polk County. Court records show Eric Falstad has been charged with theft by contractor (>$10,000-$l 00,000), three counts of theft by contractor (fr. person/ corpse), theft by contractor (>$5,000- $10,000) and theft by contractor (>$2,500$5,000). The criminal complaint says the…

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Latest Numbers

The latest Wisconsin numbers for COVID-19: Confirmed cases: 13,413 (528 new) Deaths: 481 (14 new) Negative test results: 154,300 (6,063 new) Patients hospitalized: 2,161 (51 new)

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