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Edward Patrick O'Connell

Edward Patrick O’Connell, 84, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

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Jack Ray Renner

Jack Ray Renner, 80, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

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Arthur E. Boxrucker

Arthur E. Boxrucker, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

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Judy L. Hurda

Judy L. Hurda, 68, of Wauzeka, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, with her loving family by her side. She passed away unexpectedly due to medical complications combined with an unfortunate accident. 

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Crossing Rivers urges taking precautions for the holidays and after

On Friday, Nov. 20, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #95 declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency, and he reissued Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals over the age of 5 to wear a face mask while indoors or in an enclosed space with those outside their household. 

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Woman arrested for 3rd OWI

A woman was arrested for third offense operating while intoxicated following a rollover Nov. 21 near Bagley. 

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Regional public health issues emergency alert, urges people to celebrate small for Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country and Wisconsin, the Southern Region Public Health Officers are issuing a Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert to urge residents to follow good public health practices this holiday season. Public health officers stress that it is safest to celebrate upcoming holidays with the people in your immediate household and not risk gathering with others. Traveling, hosting guests indoors, and sharing food, utensils and plates all pose significant risks, they warn. 

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Crawford County COVID-19 positives surge with nearly 300 inmate cases at correctional institution


The Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution reported 283 active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday among its inmates, plus 65 among its staff (living in multiple counties). The Tuesday Crawford County positive case count jumped from 862 to 1,158, which also includes other county residents aside from inmates.

By Correne Martin

 

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Wisconsin River Trail project to continue in spring of 2021

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Another search warrant conducted related to recent thefts

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9:32 a.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department, with the assistance of the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, executed a fourth residential search warrant in the township of Medary La Crosse. This search warrant was also related to the numerous thefts within Prairie du Chien and Crawford County that occurred over the past month. During the search of the residence, investigators located stolen firearms and ammunition.  

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