News from Around River City

  • Body found in burning La Crosse garage

    One person has been found dead inside a burning garage in north La Crosse.  Firefighters arrived at the 2-car garage behind a house in the 900 block of Caledonia Street, shortly after 3:30 Sunday morning.  Heavy fire and smoke was coming from a doorway.  A body was found inside the garage, and pronounced dead at

  • Long lines for Haunted Mile lead to traffic backups

    Traffic throughout downtown La Crosse was backed up for a few hours Saturday night, as a long string of cars from the east and west waited to go through the “Haunted Mile” attraction at Pettibone Park. Between 5 and 9 p.m., cars went through the park and stopped at certain points to see scary scenes

  • Local candidates meet Democratic Party bus at La Crosse City Hall

    Four La Crosse area candidates for the legislature promoted the Joe Biden presidential campaign at a local stop by the state Democratic Party’s “Get Out The Vote” bus. Members of the state party stopped at La Crosse City Hall on Saturday, between scheduled visits to Hudson and Milwaukee. The candidates who spoke to reporters in

  • “War of the Worlds” recreated by UW-L theatre

    Most live theatre around the area has been shut down because of COVID-19, but the theatre department at UW-L has managed to put together a show to celebrate Halloween.  The play is recorded, and is being livestreamed for this weekend and next through the university webpage.  Director Greg Parmeter says ‘The Panic Broadcast’ portrays a fictional

  • Court cases move ahead for suspects in Sparta murder

    A Monroe County judge has found probable cause to try a Milwaukee man for a murder that happened this summer in Sparta.  Eric Borges is expected to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea at a November hearing, for the June shooting death of 61-year-old Anthony Koopman.  A second suspect, Michael Hartman, pled ‘not guilty’ earlier this

  • Rep. Doyle says he reaches across political aisles from his seat in the 94th Assembly District

    Facing two challengers, Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska) is optimistic for growth from this election cycle. Doyle has represented the 94th Assembly District since 2011. A local debate last week gave him the chance to speak with his opponents, Republican Kevin Hoyer, and Independent LeRoy Brown. “I think multiple perspectives is a good thing,” Doyle said regarding

  • La Crosse County hopeful Prescription Drug Take Back Day will help address the increase in overdose deaths

    This year, La Crosse County has had 32 drug overdose deaths, more than double the number of drug deaths in 2019, and more than any other year. To help make an impact, the Alliance to HEAL is encouraging proper disposal of unused, expired medications during National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 24. There is

  • State grant could help La Crosse recover from tourism slump

    Earlier this week, the TSA screened one million travelers in one day at American airports, for the first time since March.  It’s a sign that the tourism industry is digging out of the hole caused by the COVID pandemic.  The director of the Explore La Crosse agency hopes to see local businesses such as hotels recover

  • La Crosse holiday celebrations plan for 2020 changes

    Thanksgiving weekend and the holiday season are going to be a bit different in La Crosse this year…naturally, because of COVID-19.  The community Thanksgiving dinner will go on as planned for November 26th, except there won’t be the usual indoor seating at the La Crosse Center. Meals will be delivery or take-out only, and volunteers

  • With more meals at home, Progressive Agriculture Foundation serves up kitchen fire safety

    Since the pandemic began, trends showed an increased interest in food production among all ages from gardening to canning and cooking. Unfortunately, cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries, which is why the National Fire Protection Association focused its 2020 National Fire Prevention week on cooking safety and preventing kitchen home


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Rocky Horror Picture Show Drive-In

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Some great businesses Around River City!

Legacy Grill and Pub

Schuby’s Neighborhood Butcher

Joe’s Coffee House Spring Grove

Doggy Zen & Den

Schneider Accounting & Tax, Inc.


Verve, a Credit Union


LaCrosse Speedway


Pizza Corral