Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:12

Brewers not firing anyone

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Staff to return for 2017 season

Friday, 30 September 2016 06:34

Duck hunting opens to some high water, low cover

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Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday

Could be a big weekend for duck hunters, though maybe a little unusual.  

Opening day for the Mississippi and southern zones of Wisconsin is Saturday.

La Crosse DNR warden Ed McCann says he hasn't seen an opener quite like this with all of the flooding. It has made for lots of open water with not much cover.

"I don't think it really impacts them launching their boats as much as it impacts the ability to find places to hunt and to hide their boats," McCann said.

Duck hunters will be out a half hour before sunrise searching.

"A bunch of islands are under water and all the wild rice is knocked down already because of the current," McCann said. "So, there's not going to be a lot of places for people to hide their boats."

But, there are plenty of birds to be had for those who are able to deal with the unusual variable of extremely high water levels, McCann mentioned.

"I haven't seen it like this before in the fall," McCann said. "I've seen high water before, but not where we've had a flood this close to the opening to water fowl season. It'll be interesting.

"But, anybody who has experience on the Mississippi River, I don't think there will be that much different than your normal springtime levels."

The Mississippi at La Crosse isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until after Saturday - 10 feet is still the point where local regulations don't allow wakes behind boats.    

Thursday, 29 September 2016 06:31

Copeland Park getting a facelift

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Project estimated to cost $800,000

In just a few weeks, at most, a big renovation will begin at Copeland Park in La Crosse.

The La Crosse Loggers baseball team has been planning for major updates at the park for the last couple years. The wrecking ball starts the fun in the middle of October, says GM Chris Goodell. 

A city committee will review the $800,000 project, which is being paid for by the team.

"The hope is to get all the base work pieces into the ground here before the snowfall and the flakes start to hit and the ground starts to freeze," Goodell said, "so they can work throughout the winter and have our brand new building and entrance up and ready to go by Opening Day 2017."

Along with a big upgrade in the concessions area and pro shop, the club is also building an actual ticket office and - maybe most importantly - three times as many women's restrooms.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:39

Bye week could help Packers depleted defense

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Offense came around against Detroit, but defense did not

Forward likely done with Heat, career in jeopardy after failed physical

Two others died when vessel slammed into jetty

Complications from heart problems

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:56

Packers look to get struggling offense in sync

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Rodgers sacked five times, fumbled twice vs. Vikings

Monday, 19 September 2016 13:59

Torn meniscus for Vikings Adrian Peterson

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RB hasn't been ruled out this week

The 21-year-old expected to play PG this season

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