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Tests show PFAS contamination in 500 French Island wells

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — More than 500 wells on French Island have been contaminated with some level of PFAS chemicals, according to final results of state testing. The La Crosse Tribune reported Friday that 538 wells on the island just west of La Crosse showed some...

Five juveniles hurt in Monroe County crash

Jun. 07, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Five juveniles were hurt after their vehicle crashed in western Wisconsin. The La Crosse Tribune reported Monroe County sheriff’s deputies found the minors’ SUV in a ditch in Warrens on Friday evening. Investigators...

Wisconsin priest digs in to refuse bishop's demand to resign

Jun. 05, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Rev. James Altman calls himself “a lowly priest” serving a blue-collar city in western Wisconsin. But when his bishop demanded his resignation – after a series of divisive remarks about politics and the pandemic – Altman refused to oblige and has since...

Man charged with drilling holes, stealing underwear

Jun. 04, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse man has been charged with drilling holes in his neighbor's walls to spy on her and stealing nearly $100 worth of her underwear. Robert Kautzmann, 30, was charged Wednesday with felony burglary as well as misdemeanor counts of invasion...

Voters who registered at UPS store won't face fraud charges

Jun. 02, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sixteen people who registered to vote using the address of a UPS Store in western Wisconsin will not be charged with voter fraud because the prosecutor said Wednesday that they did not intend to break the law. The voters accounting for more than...

Onalaska graduating class has record number of siblings

May. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) — The graduating class at Onalaska High School has a unique place in the school district's history. When the seniors cross the graduation stage at the La Crosse Center Friday, a record number of siblings will be among the class of about 250 students...

Wisconsin priest who ignored COVID limits is asked to resign

May. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A priest in Wisconsin who has been ignoring COVID-19 gathering restrictions at his masses and criticized Democrats for their stance on the virus vaccines says the leader of the Diocese of La Crosse has asked him to resign. The Rev. James Altman...

2021 AP spring season All-State football team

May. 20, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — 2021 ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRING SEASON ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR – x-Braelon Allen, 6-2, 240, Sr., Fond du Lac COACH OF THE YEAR – x – Steven Jorgensen, Fond du Lac x - unanimous...

Nearly 800 residents plan to sue La Crosse regarding PFAS

May. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 800 residents of French Island plan to sue the city of La Crosse stemming from contamination of private drinking water wells from chemicals known as PFAS, a move that could expose the city to up to more than $39 million in claims. Attorney...

90-year-old man dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

May. 02, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 90-year-old man was killed and his 45-year-old passenger was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Bangor Township. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office said Dennis Wood was trying to make a turn at an intersection...