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    Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

    SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING September 25, 2017. 9/18                      Rodney Myhre, La Crosse, backed into a post at Kwik Trip in the Village of Stoddard.  His vehicle was damaged but could be driven.  He was not injured. 9/19                      Xiaoting Liu, Viroqua, reported More >

    Local Unemployment Estimates Released

    On Wednesday, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary August 2017 rates decreased in 71 of 72 counties when compared over the year to August 2016 rates. Adams County’s unemployment rate in August was 5.1 percent, Juneau County’s More >

    Tomah Memorial Hospital Groundbreaking Scheduled Sept. 28

    Tomah Memorial Hospital and area officials will break ground on an estimated $66 million, 140,000 sq. ft. hospital during a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Preliminary site work has already begun on a nearly 40-acre parcel of land on Tomah’s south side adjacent to Interstate 90 along Gopher Avenue. Last spring, Tomah More >

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    New app to help Wisconsin farmers estimate corn prices

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin farmers plan for this year’s corn crop harvest, producers can now use a phone app to estimate what price they would receive for animal feed. Two University of Wisconsin-Extension agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry have developed the Corn Silage Pricing App, which uses data from national and local More >

    2 children die, 1 adult hurt in Milwaukee apartment fire

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fire at a Milwaukee apartment has killed two children and injured an adult. Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief David Votsis says firefighters were called to a unit at the Woodlands apartments on Milwaukee’s northwest side just after 5 a.m. Sunday. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says two children — a 2-year-old More >

    2 babies die in Milwaukee co-sleeping incidents

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say two babies have died in separate co-sleeping incidents in Milwaukee over the weekend. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says a 2-month-old girl was pronounced dead Saturday morning after sleeping with her parents in an adult bed. On Sunday morning, a 2-month-old boy was pronounced dead after co-sleeping with an More >

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