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Small Wisconsin Town Uses Dynamite To Blow Up Ice Dam

A small town in Wisconsin turned to dynamite when heavy machinery wouldn’t clear up an ice dam on a creek in the town. The Town of Onalaska, near La Crosse, Wis., used dynamite to blow up ice on Sand Lake Coulee Creek that was, at some points, six feet deep.

03/14/2014

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Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified

Police say the driver found dead in a car that plunged down an embankment and broke through the ice on a La Crosse creek was a student at Winona State University.

01/02/2014

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Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified

Authorities in La Crosse, Wis., said the body of a 21-year-old Winona State University student was found Wednesday after her car went through the ice in a creek. Police and fire departments in La Crosse were called to an accident at about 1:27 a.m. Wednesday, New Year’s Day, after a report of a vehicle in the water in Swift Creek.

01/02/2014

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La Crosse Woman Accused Of Strangling Boyfriend’s Dog

A La Crosse woman could face animal cruelty charges after her boyfriend’s dog was found dead. Police say the 32-year-old woman broke into the man’s apartment early Thursday and strangled the basset hound, Jixer, with a choke collar.

11/15/2013

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Work Stopped Near Where Man Fell From I-90 Bridge

Work has been temporarily halted near where a 19-year-old worker fell about 40 feet from the I-90 bridge. The state’s project manager, Mark Anderson, says the site is the cofferdam at “pier two,” but work on the rest of the project is continuing.

11/07/2013

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Worker Injured In Fall From Bridge Near La Crosse (Wis.)

Authorities said a construction worker was hospitalized Wednesday after falling 40 to 50 feet from the Dresbach Bridge near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Authorities received a call about the accident at about 9:05 a.m.

11/06/2013

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3 Dead, 1 Injured In SE Minn. Plane Crash

Authorities say three people are dead and a fourth critically injured after a small plane crashed in southeastern Minnesota. The Houston County sheriff’s office says the crash happened two miles south of Caledonia at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

11/01/2013

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Photo Shop Double Murder

The Minnesota man who killed a father and son inside their La Crosse, Wis. photo shop last fall has been sentenced to life in prison. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota was convicted in July for the killings of 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J.

09/03/2013

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Minn. Man Convicted In Wis. Double Murder

A jury convicted a Minnesota man Tuesday for the murders of a father and son inside a Wisconsin photography store.

07/30/2013

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Trial Set To Start For Wis. Photo Shop Double Murder

The trial is set to begin this week for a man accused of killing a father and son in their photo shop.

07/21/2013

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YouTube Loves La Crosse’s ‘Grandma Drummer’

Mary Hvsida lives near La Crosse, Wis., and as you can tell, she’s been playing drums since she was 15. Every few months, the 63 year old pops into a local drum shop, plays the drums, then leaves. No one really knew who she was, until a video of her playing went viral this week. Since her last band broke up 13 years ago, Mary says she gets the urge to play every now and again.

07/19/2013

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Woman Located In La Crosse After Going Missing

Authorities in Wisconsin said Friday they’re looking for a 34-year-old woman from Wisconsin Rapids who hasn’t been seen since Tuesday. The family of Jennifer R. Wilson told Wisconsin Rapids Police she was leaving La Crosse, Wis., at about 8 p.m. Tuesday and hasn’t been seen since.

07/19/2013

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Dr., Brother Killed In Madeline Island Plane Crash

Ashland County authorities say a La Crosse doctor and his brother were killed in a single-engine plane crash on Madeline Island. Sheriff Mick Brennan identifies the victims as the pilot, 63-year-old Dr. Richard Renwick, and his brother, 58-year-old Bruce Renwick from Waunakee. WXOW-TV reports Dr. Renwick was a physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Gundersen Health System.

06/17/2013

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11 Rescued After Houseboat Capsizes On Mississippi River

Nearly a dozen people are recovering Monday morning after authorities said their houseboat capsized in the Mississippi River. The accident apparently went over a roller gate at Lock and Dam 7 near Dresbach, Wis., around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

05/28/2013

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La Crosse’s ‘Repair Café’ Strives To Fix Anything

With technology advancing as fast as it is, it’s easy to just throw away electronics and appliances once they become old or have stopped working. But one group is proving sometimes it just takes the right ingredients for something to work like new again. It’s the same routine just about every night: grind the coffee, steam the milk and pour a couple dozen popular beverages from the menu.

05/11/2013

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