Derecho Part 2!? Hopefully Not!

Several reports appearing from news outlets, like our friends at KWWL, are bracing for some possible serious weather issues: Showers/storms are likely. The threat for severe weather is between 5 PM and midnight. Damaging winds are possible with the severe storms. Locally heavy rain with the storms as well. Make sure you have multiple ways to get weather alerts. News outlets are currently monitoring the possibility for severe weather this evening (Tuesday 7/5) and into the overnight hours. As of now large hail, isolated tornadoes, and damaging winds are all possible with this system.
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Galena Riverbank Lights Up With Firework Display [VIDEO]

As the July 4th holiday was winding down, I somehow mustered the energy to rally for Monday night's final fireworks and mini-street festival downtown and along the river in Galena. The Kiwanis Club of Galena hosts the fireworks and festival through fundraising and generous contributions, including the volunteer efforts of...
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Platteville considering fire department upgrades; $50,000

Platteville fire department upgrades topped talks at a recent city council meeting. City staff recommended approving a $50,000 bid for new mobile radios for the Fire Department which would allow for better communication with surrounding emergency departments. The department’s current radios are not P25 digital; a system that is used by the Police Department and Southwest Health EMS. The current radios also do not work well with updates announced last year to radio infrastructure across Grant County, this limits the ability to communicate with each other, city officials say. See current radio specifications here. Council members will consider the radio upgrades at the upcoming, Tuesday, July 12th, meeting and vote on whether to approve those staff recommendations.

Spotlight Decorah: Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

My recent trip to Decorah was great. I hadn't even been up there since my college years, so it was a chance to experience not only the awesome hiking and falls, but some of the local beverages and treats. After our morning of hikes, my wife and I stopped in for a small flight of some local favorites from Pulpit Rock Brewing Company.

4th of July Weekend Deadly for Dubuque Area Motorists/Motorcyclists(UPDATE WITH NAME)

Dubuque Police continue to investigate a motorcycle accident that took the life of a 20-year-old male. The accident involving a single motorcycle took place. just before 4 pm Sunday afternoon on Carter Road just south of West 32nd Street. Daniel Hammel, 20 of Dubuque, the driver of the motorcycle was transported by Dubuque Fire to UnityPoint Finley Hospital, where he died.

Dubuque Iowa Cooling Centers to Escape Excessive Heat

Dubuque Cooling Center Schedule for Excessive Heat Event. Due to the predicted extreme temperatures for Tuesday, July 5, the City of Dubuque is advising residents to take precautionary measures to prevent heat-related illness. Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, the people at greatest risk include:. People...

Shullsburg Parade Marches On Despite Pouring Rain [VIDEO]

After a few festive days with friends visiting the Tri-States, I was momentarily tempted to skip the remainder of the July 4th celebrations. However, the parade down historic Water Street in Shullsburg had an alluring pull. I've been overdue for a good old-fashioned smalltown Independence Day parade. Indeed, the charming southwestern Wisconsin town was prime to deliver a wholesome dose of Americana patriotism & hometown pride.

Red White & Fuel With Finnin Kia [CONTEST]

With gas prices up; the need for local support is too. We're not just looking to help fuel vehicles, but the community as well. It's going to be Red, White, & Fuel this July with Finnin Kia! We've teamed up with Finnin Kia to give away a hefty $1,500 check to a deserving local charity. Here's how you can help support them. Three charities are in the running. We're giving you the chance to vote for which one you think the cash should go to. The voting period lasts the entire month of July and we'll announce the winning charity on Monday, August 1st.

Hy-Vee Voluntary Withdraw Variety Potato Salads

Maybe skip the potato salad this Independence Day, according to a press release available at, the company has pulled all varieties of the Hy-Vee and Mealtime Potato Salads. It states;. "Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee, Inc. is voluntarily withdrawing all varieties and all sizes of its Hy-Vee...

PHOTOS: Y105’s Broadcast at Kwik Stop on JFK Road!

With optimal weather, great people, and a terrific cause at the center of it all, Friday's broadcast at Kwik Stop on JFK Road in Dubuque was an extremely fun time!. I was out from 11am to 1pm on July 1st, helping the great folks at Kwik Stop collect money for the Veterans Freedom Center. It's an extremely important cause that helps veterans right here in the Tri-States.

Three Dubuque Teenagers Killed in Early Morning Crash on Friday (July 1)

The Iowa State Patrol says three Dubuque teenagers were killed in a single-vehicle accident just before 1:30 am Friday. The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old William Wodrich, and his 2 passengers 17-year-old Kennedy Elskamp and 17-year-old Chloe Lucas, all of Dubuque, were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the...

Help Enrich and Educate Our Youth

Schools across the country are facing some of the toughest staffing challenges in recent memory. To that affect, more and more stand-ins, helpers, and substitutes are needed to fill-in for sick days, vacations, and emergencies. And, if you are qualified, you could be one of those substitutes! New laws have made it easier for people to become subs based on education, and now based on experience in the classroom.

Just How Many Hot Dogs Will We Eat on the Fourth of July?

It's no secret that an exorbitant number of grills will be fired up and a massive amount of food will be consumed. Fourth of July is the marquee summer celebration, and ever since 2020, many of us want to partake in celebrations after experiencing a year when they were not possible.

Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Gets $30k in Relief Funds

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque is to receive over $30,000 in relief funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Dubuque institution is part of an extensive group working to care for endangered species. As well as rescued and confiscated wildlife at risk of extinction.

4th of July Injuries Continue to Rise

According to our friends at Value Penguin, the 4th of July holiday continues to be filled with injuries...and not just from fireworks. Heat-related deaths increased by 56% between 2018 and 2021. Americans aged 85 and older and babies are the most at-risk age groups for heat injury and death. Firework...

A Major Wisconsin City Might Lower Residential Speed Limits

If you plan on traversing the streets of Milwaukee, WI, you might need to slow your roll in the immediate future. The City of Milwaukee is mulling over cutting residential speed limits from 25 to 20 mph. It's yet another effort to try and combat reckless driving, with local law enforcement hoping a reduction in speed limits will save lives.

2 Vehicle Crash Leads to Grant County Man’s Death; Infant Involved

According to a report from the Grant County Sheriffs office, a rural Glen Haven man was killed in a two vehicle crash, during which his toddler was in the car on Wednesday morning (6/29). The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says, 33-year-old Nathan Williams crossed the center line on Highway 61 south of Boscobel, driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, and collided with a Freightliner semi heading in the opposite direction. Williams did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. He and his son were taken to an area hospital. The toddler was examined. Williams was later pronounced dead. The Dubuque truck driver was uninjured in the crash, which remains under investigation. More details as it unfolds.

Drake Sells Massive Mansion in California for $12 Million – Photos

Drake has sold the massive Hidden Hills, Calif. mansion he's rapped about on several songs, getting $12 million for the swank abode. Drake sold his digs in the 91302 area code on June 24, according to real estate lister Redfin. Nicknamed on real estate sites as The Yolo Estate, the jaw-dropping resort-style home sits on three acres of property and features 12,500 square-feet of living space. The master suite is 2,000 square-feet by itself.