Stopped Train Stalls Traffic on Winona’s West Side

WINONA, Minn. (KWNO)-A stalled train backed up traffic on Winona’s west side this morning (Monday). The train stalled after one of the cars caught on fire. Winona Police say the Winona Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze. The stalled train blocked the crossings at South Baker St., West 5th and...
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4 Bedroom Home in Onalaska - $725,000

Tired of seeing the same old house plan? You will love this home in the heart of Onalaska filled with 1940s charm & all the updates of a modern home. Total remodel in 2016 created a Chef's dream kitchen with custom cabinets, double ovens, prep sink, & gas range. Enjoy the sun filled atrium with heated floors that overlooks your indoor swimming pool. Main floor owners suite with fireplace overlooks private backyard. There are 3 large bedrooms upstairs including the original owners suite with walk in closet and en suite bathroom. Bring all of your toys to the attached 2.5 car garage plus a detached 3 car garage with workbench. Relax on the poured concrete patio at the end of a long day and enjoy the wildlife while being so close to shopping. HSA Home Warranty Included.
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1 dead, 2 injured after Monroe County crash

OAKDALE, Wis. (WEAU) -The Wisconsin State Patrol said one person is dead and two others are injured after a truck hit the back of a semi truck and trailer Saturday night. A Dodge Ram pickup truck was heading westbound on I-90 when it tried to pass a slower moving vehicle that was in the left lane. As the truck was trying to pass on the right, it did not notice a semi truck and trailer in the right lane driving at a slower speed and hit it in the back.
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Counties around La Crosse prepare to celebrate National Night Out

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT)- Emergency Responders of Vernon County is having their 2nd annual Vernon County National Night Out. The event is an opportunity for families to meet members from local law enforcement, fire departments, and EMS agencies. The event takes place on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Vernon County Fairgrounds.
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5 Bedroom Home in La Crosse - $259,900

Spacious 5 bedroom home. 4 on the main and 5th in lower level with full bathroom and walkin closet. Newly updated with carpet, vinyl planking, paint, doors and more.Need main level laundry, hook ups in one of the bedrooms. Stainless steel appliances and solid surface granite counter tops. Custom cabinets. Beautiful Hickory flooring. Oversized 2.5 car garage with attached 3 season room or workshop. Large lot with fenced in yard. Newer gas furnace and water heater. Covered front porch. Updated bathrooms.
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$1 Million Bond For Suspects in La Crosse County Triple Homicide

Bond is set at $1-millioncash for the suspects charged in the La Crosse County triple homicide. 41-year-old Khamthaneth Rattanasack and 33-year-old Nya Thao made their first court appearances Friday afternoon. They’re accused of killing 24-year-olds Peng Lor and Nemo Yang and 23-year-old Trevor Maloney in the Town of Hamilton. A witness said Rattanasack ordered the three victims to kneel on the ground and Thao shot them multiple times. Investigators said a possible cause was a dispute over a $600 debt. Rattanasack and Thao could face life prison sentences if convicted of three counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
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Don’t want to wear a mask? Get a shot

And we thought we were done with masks. But a surge in the delta variant of the coronavirus has sparked the Centers For Disease Control to again recommend mask wearing in public places, even for those fully vaccinated. The La Crosse County Health Department has echoed that guidance, suggesting people return to wearing masks as they interact with others. This is not what we wanted to hear. About half of us didn’t like being told to wear a mask when were in the middle of the pandemic, and that sentiment hasn’t changed now that the numbers aren’t so high. And for those who got their vaccines, they are likely wondering why they are being told to mask up since they have dutifully followed the guidance and gotten their shots. Keep in mind, this is not a mandate, and it is not being enforced. But once again, individual businesses may choose to require masks on their premises, and it seems more and more common that entertainment venues and other places that attract large crowds may require masks, or at least proof of vaccination, or a recent negative test. One thing we do know is that the more people get vaccinated, the less the virus will spread, and the less likely we will be told to wear masks. So, if you don’t want to be told to wear a mask, the best step is for those who haven’t done so yet to get their shots. Then maybe we can finally put this whole thing behind us.
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The Way it Was: Pete's North in 1996

A busy lunchtime on Aug. 2, 1996, at Pete’s North in Riverside Park. This once popular local hamburger joint was a branch of Pete’s Hamburger Stand in Prairie du Chien, hence Pete’s North. Located near the entrance to Riverside Park, this fast food stop was in business from 1985 to...
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Back2School Collaborative prepares to “Stuff the Bus” with supplies

The La Crosse and Onalaska Walmart locations and the Coulee Region Back2School Collaborative are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event. Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range...
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Steve Cahalan: Businesses bring new life to The Timbers

A sporting goods shop; ice cream parlor; a sports facility with batting cages, a golf simulator and skating lanes; a real estate brokerage’s office and a planned bar and grill are bringing new life to the two buildings in The Timbers development, which opened in 2007 along Hwy. 35 in Onalaska.
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Great River Folk Fest

Jake La Botz featured Sunday at the fest

The daytime song swaps at the Great River Folk Fest have always been a fan favorite because the interaction between the musicians can be magical. One tends to inspire the other, and in too many other festivals, they don't get a chance to listen to each other. This year on Sunday, both the other artists and the audience are going to meet Jake La Botz for the first time and are they in for a treat. During the pandemic Jake moved to Winona MN for family reasons, and is just starting to get gigs at the Icehouse and Minnesota State Fair, and has not made his way to La Crosse yet. Jake has truly travelled and lived a full life in New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, his home of Chicago, and of course a stint in Los Angeles. His time in LA was even filled with a little acting and making friends with Steve Buscemi who wrote an endorsement on his web page.
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Divorces for Sunday, Aug. 1

Lori Lambright of Pardeeville from Jacinto Villa Bueno of La Crosse. Jill Gustafson from Jared Gustafson, both of Holmen. Michelle Pollock from Matthew Pollock of Sparta.
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Eye Piece: Downtown Paint Around celebrates La Crosse area artists

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Community artists are capturing the best nature has to offer with their paintbrushes. Downtown Paint Around celebrates local artists while providing a chance for them to paint within the boundaries of Downtown La Crosse. News 8 Now Photographer Tanner Hemker caught up with one artist who finds joy in spending time in nature.
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Local Golf: Williamson wins fifth senior County Am Seniors championship

It’s been a good week for Paul Williamson. Actually, in reality it’s been a pretty good year for him. After committing to a new workout regimen that focused on building upper body strength over the winter, the sweet swinging lefty has dropped his handicap by as much as four shots this summer. The results have shown brightly in the past week with a first place finish at a Wisconsin State Golf Association senior tour event at La Crosse Country Club on Monday, before tying for first place in another WSGA senior tour event at Cedar Creek on Tuesday.