October 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Tracie Happel, left, and Rep. Steve Doyle. Photos courtesy of Tracie Happel/Wisconsin State Legislature.
A state Assembly race in La Crosse County has pit a long-established Democratic attorney against a Republican school teacher.
October 10, 2014 - 11:05pm
Good and Bennett will meet with other veterans along the way to Milwaukee, which they hope to reach by Thursday. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
A group of Wisconsin veterans began their journey across the state on Friday morning in an effort to raise awareness about what life is like with post-traumatic stress disorder.
October 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
USDA's Paul Wolf fires a net gun, which is a way officials can capture and rescue wildlife in case of an emergency. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
Emergency responders from 25 local, state, and federal agencies simulated an oil spill on the Mississippi River on Friday as part of an exercise to prepare for potential rail accidents, as the number of trains carrying volatile crude oil through the region increases.
October 1, 2014 - 3:40pm
Photos obtained from Citizens Acting For Rail Safety show the Coon Creek Bridge south of Stoddard held up by wooden planks. BNSF conducted an emergency fix this summer and will replace the bridge early next year. The company says the bridge is safe and inspected more frequently.
Concerned citizens are speaking up about crumbling concrete, exposed rebar, and deteriorating trestles on area railroad bridges which trains carrying cargos of volatile oil travel have been traveling over — concerns that are being echoed by federal officials and legislators as well.