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Dane County sues foam makers over PFAS pollution

May. 03, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County officials are suing dozens of firefighting foam manufacturers alleging their products contaminated the area around the county' airport. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the county is seeking unspecified damages from dozens of...

'No Mow May' bee boosting initiative growing in Wisconsin

Apr. 19, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More Wisconsin communities are encouraging residents to keep their lawnmowers in the garage next month to boost the population of bees and other pollinators. Appleton became the first city to adopt the “No Mow May” initiative a couple years ago and others...

La Crosse council votes to remove Russian flag from airport

Apr. 15, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The La Crosse Common Council has voted to remove a Russian flag from the city’s airport. The La Crosse Tribune reported the council voted Thursday to remove the flag in a show of support for Ukraine, which is fighting to blunt a Russian invasion. ...

GOP-backed school board candidates win in Milwaukee suburbs

Apr. 06, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-backed candidates in local school board races came out as big winners in the Milwaukee suburbs that are critical for the Wisconsin GOP in statewide elections, but they had mixed results in other parts of the battleground state. The school board...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 06, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

LaCrosse Tribune. April 3, 2022. Editorial: Voters will decide on partisanship impact locally Close readers of our Good Morning Page 2 likely have seen the impactful “Why I Vote” submissions by area residents, published on Tuesdays and coordinated by the League of...

Strangulation, stalking charges dropped in La Crosse County

Mar. 30, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a La Crosse man accused of stalking and strangling a woman. Johnny Foster, 46, faced six charges including strangulation/suffocation, stalking and intimidating a victim. Judge Todd Bjerke dismissed all six...

AP Wisconsin All-State Boys Basketball Teams

Mar. 28, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

2021-22 AP BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (asterisk)Seth Trimble, 6-3, sr., Menomonee Falls COACH OF THE YEAR – Joe Garceau, Roncalli FIRST TEAM (asterisk)Leon Bond, 6-6, sr., Wauwatosa East Luke...

AP Wisconsin All-State Girls Basketball Teams

Mar. 24, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

2021-22 AP ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – (asterisk)Kamorea “KK” Arnold, 5-10, jr., Germantown COACH OF THE YEAR – Sara Rohde, Green Bay Notre Dame FIRST TEAM Abbie Aalsma, 5-9, sr., Waupun ...

Defiant priest removed from ministry to speak in Beloit

Mar. 20, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A defiant priest who was removed from his ministry in La Crosse last year is set to speak in Beloit this summer. The La Crosse Tribune reported Sunday that the Rev. James Altman will speak at the Coalition for Canceled Priests’ one-year anniversary event...

Body of university student recovered from river in La Crosse

Mar. 18, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The body of a university student who had been missing for nearly a month has been recovered from the Mississippi River in La Crosse. Officials had been searching for 25-year-old Hamud Faal since Feb. 20. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student was last...