UPDATED: July 28, 2014 - 7:15pm
Studies show that breastfeeding can reduce childhood obesity and exposure to other diseases. Photo: Yoz Grahame (CC-BY).
La Crosse is one of the latest communities that want to train child care facilities to become “breastfeeding friendly.” The county has outlined 10 steps that such centers can take to create more comfortable environments for mothers to breastfeed.
UPDATED: July 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
Mayflies clinging to a window after their emergence from the Mississippi River near La Crosse in 2011. Photo: Sleepy Cat 15 (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Swarms of mayflies hatched Sunday night along the Mississippi River, in the largest emergence residents along the river have seen in years.
UPDATED: July 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Attorney Jim Birnbaum (left) and Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen leave La Crosse County Court on Thursday. Photo: Maureen McCollum.
The police chief of the town of Campbell made his first appearance in a La Crosse County Court on Thursday after submitting a tea party member's name and address to dating and gay porn sites, and on healthcare.gov.
UPDATED: July 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Instead of long summer breaks, students at year-round schools have shorter breaks over the course of the calendar year.Photo: Bill McChesney (CC-BY).
Thursday marks the first day of the new school year at Hamilton Elementary school in La Crosse — a school that, along with a handful of other districts in the state, operates on a year-round academic calendar.