The pink-shirted, bespectacled, grey beehive-sporting woman pictured above doesn't, at first glance, seem like the kind of musician who would sit down at a drum kit and blow everyone in earshot away.But when she walked into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse last week, that's just what she did. In ... More >>
One of the many joys of attending Winona's Mid West Music Fest is the chance to discover young, up-and-coming bands from the area that haven't quite made waves in the Twin Cities music scene. This year, my favorite discovery of the entire festival was Neon, a band of talented teenagers from LaCrosse ... More >>
MWMF Day Three With Hang 'Em High, the Ultrasounds, Neon, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens, Eli Glor, Stereo Confession, and Riflebird Winona, Minnesota Saturday, April 20, 2013 After spending much of Friday night at Mid West Music Fest pleasantly cooped up at Ed's seeing a strong cadre of established ... More >>
MWFM Day One With Astronautalis, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Ericksons, Wildflower, Paulie Matushek and Wake Up Bedhead Winona, Minnesota Thursday, April 18, 2013 The fourth annual Mid West Music Fest got off to a bit of a shaky start on Thursday -- at least weather wise, as fans band bands drivi ... More >>
Howdy! My name is Peter Michael Miller and I play in a band called, We Are the Willows. I've been touring and playing music under said band name for years now, and the "band" has always been somewhat of a rotating cast of musicians. Within the last year or so the band has done less rotating and w ... More >>
The day after her four minute-plus on-air diatribe against a man who called her obese made headlines, La Crosse TV anchor Jennifer Livingston found herself on "CBS This Morning" today.SEE ALSO: Jennifer Livingston, La Crosse TV anchor, responds on air to man who called her obese [VIDEO]Livingston re ... More >>
We ride bikes and go skinny dipping in urban lakes. And when we stop for a beer on the way home and charge it to our credit card, we pay that thing down more promptly than folks anywhere else in the country. According to Experian's latest analysis of credit scores across the country, Minneapolitans ... More >>
Lake Delton, one of Wisconsin's best-known lakes, got a serious dye job a couple weeks ago when the town of the same name spent $29,108 in taxpayer dollars to change the lake's color from murky green to sparkling blue, according to the State Journal.Lake Delton has famously been the site of the Tomm ... More >>
After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... More >>
You have to wonder how Houaka Yang mustered the brain power to figure out how to operate the damn thing.Yang, 20, stole a camera from an unlocked car outside the La Crosse home of Bill Feehan, a Republican state Senate candidate. He then shot a short video with the camera, introducing himself and co ... More >>
In the case of Metallagher, there's something a bit more absurd at play than your typical cover band. In short, the band dresses as Metallica and thrashes through 1980s-era tracks. All the while, frontman "Gallagher Hetfield" smashes items and tells bad jokes in between snarling lyrics.The band i ... More >>
Minnesota is a little less Minnesotan that it used to be.Recent census data indicates that about 69 percent of state residents were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980. Hennepin and Ramsey counties are two of the least Minnesotan areas of the state, with about 40 percent of residents in e ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
Imagine hopping on a train in downtown Minneapolis and getting off less than six hours later in the heart of Chicago, with a stop in Milwaukee in between. Sound farfetched? Right now, it might, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a 400-mile, high-speed ra ... More >>
Chicago deep dish pizza!!!!!! That's basically all my brain had been able to think about for about two weeks before I played in Chicago. I got into town, and immediately found a place to get some. I ate three pieces and then I almost exploded.
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A man on a mission.What is it about alcohol that inspires us to climb really tall structures? Jack Litsheim, a 51-year-old Wisconsin man, was knocking back a few at the Mr. Stix bar in La Crosse when a 400-foot crane in the parking lot started looking appealing. After roughly three beers and ... More >>
Greetings and Salutations,My name is Peter Michael Miller. I write music under the name We Are The Willows. I released an album on an Eau Claire, WI record label called Amble Down Records last November. Since then I'd been doing small tours and had been working full time for Twi ... More >>
Julie Bailey, mom-to-beRight from the start, the attempted hold up went comically wrong: Julie Bailey couldn't yank the hammer out of her shorts when she demanded the Taco John's teller hand over cash and a soft shell taco -- the hammer was her weapon of choice. And, yes, alcohol was a factor ... More >>
No. 1 rule when fleeing the cops: Leave the cop behind. This guy failed big time. A 19-year-old La Crosse man is accused of fleeing a traffic stop after he was suspected of underage drinking. He drove away with the cop in his vehicle. Clever. Police pulled over Ryan Lichtie in Onalaska after m ... More >>
An afternoon with the Twin Cities poet and rapper
Photo: benzadoWhen parents tell their kids to make sure they get enough vegetables, 23-year-old Eric Christianson, of La Crosse, probably isn't the kind of role model they want to look at for inspiration. The LaCrosse Tribune reports that Christianson has "confessed to stealing chocolate pea ... More >>
Talk about getting mixed up after a few drinks.
The rumors of a serial drowner on the loose in La Crosse are bubbling to the surface again.
Things get out of hand after a La Crosse man is taken in for a blood alcohol test.
David Cole's girlfriend gave him a useful lesson the other day in navigating the Internet.
A University of Wisconsin student learns there's a whole new meaning for the term "social networking."
When we see children wandering around in public alone, we can't help but think they would be a great squirrel-chasing partner.
When a Chippewa Falls woman couldn't get the baby she was watching to stop crying, she did the thing any logical person would do: She slapped the 14-month-old. In other Wisconsin news: Man stalks woman through GPS.
When you let students vote on a mascot name, you shouldn't be surprised when they overwhelmingly pick to name it "Colbert" after Comedy Central TV host Stephen Colbert.
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This year's La Crosse Storytelling Festival cements its success as it attracts excellent talent, including Minneapolis' own Kevin Kling.
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An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions
A new exhibition moves public art out of the town square and into a conceptual realm