LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Luke Schulte drew a deep breath, paused and exhaled.
"I'm not sure," he said with a sigh. "It's been a really tough time, the last five, six years."
Police arrest naked man on ‘tons of acid’
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse man is in trouble with the law after he was arrested for running around a parking lot naked and telling officers he was on "tons and tons of acid."
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Officials at Western Technical College in La Crosse are trying to develop a partnership with a Chinese university.
A Minnesota robotic dairy survives amid trade war
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — On a dairy farm in rural Eyota, Minnesota, a day-old calf wobbled up to a robotic feeding stall. An RFID reader scanned the tag clipped to the calf's ear and measured the...
VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They have driven 30-some miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse just to...
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha suburb is a finalist for what some might call a magical sporting event: the Midwest Regional Championship of quidditch.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The volume of sand that needs to be removed from the Mississippi River following massive floods this spring is so great that the dredging operation couldn't wait until after...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a multimillion dollar contract to a Wisconsin company to repair five Mississippi River locks and dams in the region where western...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a 94-year-old retired priest has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to a sexual assault charge in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In a city with never-ending bar options, Del's Bar in La Crosse sticks out. It's been open since 1933 in a historic brick building downtown. Step inside on any given day and...
Evers appoints UW regent replacements
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has appointed three new University of Wisconsin System regents.
Evers announced Monday that he has appointed Karen Walsh of Madison, Edumund Moneydeeds...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse facility that provides a home for children with autism is starting a new program to teach caregivers how to better care for them.
The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):
A spring snowstorm that pummeled Colorado and Wyoming before sweeping into the Plains is now moving...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Dance is emotional. Dance is powerful. Dance is hopeful.
Through movements graceful and grand, energetic and bold, individuals young and old shared messages of support...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The remains of a popular Navy seaman who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago are being returned to Wisconsin for burial, his family said.
2019 Wisconsin boys all-state basketball team
2019 ASSOCIATED PRESS BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Jalen, Johnson, jr., Glendale Nicolet
2019 Wisconsin girls basketball all-state team
2019 ASSOCIATED PRESS GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM
Player of the Year: Shemera Williams, 5-9, sr., Milwaukee Academy of Science
- Wisconsin State JournalState, area players prepare for coaches' boys, girls all-star soccer gamesJuly 18, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalOregon linebacker John Klus eager to wrap up prep career at WFCA all-star gameJuly 17, 2019
- Daily CitizenKatherine A. Powers, 74, Fond du LacJuly 9, 2019
- Winona Daily NewsThrowback Thursday: In 1942, thousands cheered opening of bridge in WinonaJuly 4, 2019
Organic farmers look ahead at Wisconsin conference
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Farmers from across the country recently gathered in Wisconsin to envision the future of the organic farming industry.
Report: Spring flooding may hit southwest Wisconsin
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Flood-prone areas of southwestern Wisconsin could see high waters this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service in La Crosse.
Coulee Region Humane Society rescues awakened bats
ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) — It's best to let sleeping bats lie in winter.
When bats prematurely wake from their hibernation and leave their haunts — as some did after polar vortex conditions gave way to 40 degree temperatures — they may die. But it's not the cold that kills them, it's the extra activity.
Many schools take the day off as snow accumulates
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Most Wisconsin counties are under a winter storm warning as heavy snow accumulates in the Badger State.
Seven to 12 inches of snow is expected as plows try to keep up with the fresh snow Tuesday. Schools across the state are taking the day off, including the districts of La Crosse, Wausau, Madison and Waukesha.
The National Weather Service says wind gusts of up to 30 mph are reducing visibility and creating dangerous travel conditions for commuters who decide to venture out.
UW regents OK graduate tuition increases at 8 schools
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents Friday approved raising graduate tuition at eight schools and out-of-state undergraduate tuition at six schools.
Resident graduate tuition will increase at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay will see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996. The smallest increase will come at La Crosse, which requested an $84 increase to $8,651.
UW System schools to raise graduate tuition
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin regents are poised to raise graduate tuition at eight schools.
Plans call for raising resident graduate tuition at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996.
Nonresident graduation tuition would go up at Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the largest jump, from $17,106 to $17,551.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Baldwin-Woodville 69, Ellsworth 67
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 63, Viroqua 38
Hayward 55, Ladysmith 28
Hillsboro 64, Royall 59
Kettle Moraine 59, Waukesha South 25
Kickapoo 72, La Farge 42
La Crosse Central 83, Aquinas 29
Mauston 80, Black River Falls 42
West Salem 78, Luther 63
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Abundant Life Christian/St. Ambrose vs. Williams Bay, ppd.
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Beaver Dam 54, Watertown 45
Black Hawk 75, Belmont 46
Caledonia, Minn. 85, Mineral Point 57
Cambridge 62, Deerfield 49
Cashton 64, Seneca 57
Catholic Memorial 77, University School of Milwaukee 60
La Crosse boy a globally prominent crochet prodigy at age 11
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — When the UPS man came knocking with a dolley piled high with packages, Jennifer Larson immediately knew they were for her youngest son. And that the boxes would be filled not with toys, or clothes, but yarn. Skein after skein of yarn.
Shopko announces closure of 6 more stores in Wisconsin
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Shopko has announced the closure of six more stores in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin-based retailer announced late last year that it was closing 39 stores in 19 states by the end of February.
A La Crosse family survives the California Camp Fire
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — When Christine Poje's children woke her up the morning of Nov. 8 to see the sunrise, she thought the red sky might portend rain. Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning.
School choir director admits to sexually assaulting students
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A man who served as a choir director for the La Crosse School District has admitted to sexually assaulting students.
Thirty-four-year-old Dustin Bagstad on Monday pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child in a plea deal under which prosecutors will dismiss 14 other charges.
The criminal complaint says Bagstad committed sex crimes against two students between 2010 and 2017. One victim told authorities she had been assaulted dozens of times.
Wisconsin event offers mentorship through archery
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Ray Howell was on the streets at a young age, fleeing one foster home after another, in and out of juvenile detention. It was a man named Tom who changed his life, and, decades later, led him to the Kicking Bear Foundation.
Balanced 17th-ranked Arizona State women top K-State, 65-51
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Sophia Elenga scored 12 points, three players scored 10 each and No. 17 Arizona State showed its depth and balance, defeating Kansas State 65-51 Sunday in the Battle by the Bluff on the Wisconsin-La Crosse campus Sunday.
Reili Richardson, Robbi Ryan and Kianna Ibis each scored 10 for the Sun Devils (8-2), who pushed their win streak to six games. Arizona State's losses were by a combined eight points to No. 3 Baylor and No. 4 Louisville.
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Baldwin-Woodville 50, Barron 31
Belleville 68, Dodgeville 64
Big Foot 56, Williams Bay 35
Blair-Taylor 67, Hillsboro 50
Brookfield Central 72, La Crosse Central 49
DeForest 69, Reedsburg Area 63
Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 65, Sheboygan Christian 45
Evers, Barnes to go on statewide budget listening tour
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. -elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will go on a statewide budget listening tour starting this week.
The "Building the People's Budget" tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Other stops are planned Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Wausau, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, in La Crosse before the tour ends Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Milwaukee.
La Crosse school staffers help student bullied for hygiene
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse middle school staff members have come to the aid of a truant teenage boy being bullied over hygiene.
School staffers met with the 14-year-old young man's mother to discuss the student missing over 20 of days of school this semester, according to the La Crosse Tribune .
UW regents OK raises for 10 of 13 chancellors
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Christmas came early for nearly a dozen University of Wisconsin System chancellors.
Regents OK 3 percent pay hikes for UW System employees
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Regents have approved a plan to increase pay for employees of the University of Wisconsin System by 3 percent each of the next two fiscal years.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved the pay plan at a meeting in La Crosse Thursday. Regents also backed an identical pay plan for UW-Madison.