La Crosse, WI

Motorcycle crash in Onalaska leaves one dead

ONALASKA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Onalaska. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says one person on a motorcycle heading northbound on County Road Z. Near County Road Z-N it left the road. The motorcycle went into the ditch, tipped over,...
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1 dead after motorcycle crash in Onalaska

TOWN OF ONALASKA, Wis. (WEAU) -A person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Onalaska Monday. According to a media release from La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 8 around 8:34 p.m., La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash on County Road Z near County Road ZN in the Town of Onalaska.

One killed in Onalaska motorcycle crash Monday

TOWN OF ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — One person is dead following a motorcycle crash in the Town of Onalaska Monday. La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash at 8:34 p.m. The driver of a motorcycle was traveling northbound on County Road Z when they left the road, entered the ditch and tipped over, according to the release. The driver was ejected.

This Minnesota City Claims To Be The ‘Miami Of Minnesota’

Minnesota is home to 853 cities and one of them is claiming to be the 'Miami of Minnesota'. Yes, Miami is a major city down in Florida with a population of over 400,000 people. However, one city in the Land of 10,000 lakes claims to be somewhat similar to Miami right here in Minnesota. What city could that be?

New restrooms, more benches on the way at Riverside Park

New restrooms for Riverside Park have already gotten a green light at La Crosse City Hall. Now, a private citizens’ group is busy trying to raise matching funds for the project. Friends of Riverside Park will contribute up to $250,000 to the new facility near the park entrance, to...

Why I opposed WAPS’ facilities plan

I’m the only elected member of the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) board who opposes the $85 million referendum scheduled for April. I’m writing to explain why. I think it’s a mistake to pump millions of tax dollars into buildings when we’re in an enrollment decline that has lasted more than a quarter-century and still hasn’t bottomed out. There’s lots of evidence, evidence gathered by WAPS itself, that the enrollment decline is not a blip but our new reality:

Giving everyone a chance at success

Today’s community college students face an array of demands that affect their success. Personal issues — balancing college and work, meeting the demands of family and friends, and dealing with mental health issues and disabilities — present obstacles for many students. As I complete my first year as the president of Minnesota State College Southeast, I feel connected to their struggles, because as a first-generation, working-class college student myself I faced many of the same challenges our students do today.

P.E.O. to host mum sale to support women’s education

Chapter AP P.E.O. in Winona will partner with Bronk’s Gardens again this fall to offer jumbo mum plants and fundraise for their chapter. These gorgeous plants are priced at $20 each and come in the following colors: white, yellow, rust/orange, red, and pink/lavender. To place an order, call or...

Wisconsin Woman Charged With Stealing 57K From Mother With Dementia in MN

(Rochester, MN) — A Wisconsin woman is facing charges after Rochester authorities say she stole nearly 57-thousand dollars from her elderly mother. Monica Zanon was in court Thursday in Winona County accused of felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, theft by false representation, and theft by swindle charges. Prosecutors say Zanon allegedly took her mother, who has dementia, to the bank in Winona in September 2021. Zanon had herself added to her mother’s account and withdrew nearly 56-thousand dollars, allegedly telling officials the money would go into a joint account at another bank. Charges say Zanon later spent 50-thousand on her mortgage and put the rest into a new account in her name only. Records show the victim’s son has power of attorney over her accounts.

Jiu-jitsu champ shares love of sport

In a little tucked-away corner in downtown Winona lies a Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio where many Winonans come to learn, heal, and train in the mixed martial art. International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) champion Noah Hauser runs the Flow Yoga and Martial Arts studio, where he coaches and mentors 25-40 students.

Puppet-making capstone event with Dr. Bob on Aug. 19

The capstone event for Dr. Bob’s puppet-making classes will be held on August 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street in Winona. Dr. Bob offered four free puppet-making classes for individuals ages nine through 18 in June and July. Students were able to use a simple template to build a rod style puppet. The capstone event will provide an opportunity to view the newly created puppets, along with a presentation on the process of building puppets and a puppet show. Come and enjoy a taco too. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Bob through email at or through Facebook Messenger Doctor Bob’s puppets:

Waterscapes: MMAM’s Seasonal Saturday event Aug. 13

On Saturday, August 13, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will offer its popular quarterly arts access program, Seasonal Saturday. These are fun-filled, inviting days that offer $1 admission, free transportation, a themed art activity, artist-led programming, live music in the galleries, and 30-minute tours. Activities for August’s Summer Seasonal...

Clear & Seasonably Cool Tonight, Areas of Fog Possible Late -Bill Graul

Tonight’s Forecast Low: 61F / Wednesday’s Forecast High: 87F…. It’s another really nice summer evening for outdoor plans. It will be clear tonight with seasonably cool lows in the 50s for most, but likely around 60F in La Crosse. Dew points will be a bit higher tonight, making it feel a little muggy… but not bad for this time of year.