Early in the pandemic some were saying that COVID was just like the flu, not worse. Well … here we are, three years later. The data say they were “dead” wrong.
CAMERON — About 2,000 people attended the visitation and funeral of slain police officers Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel as they were laid to rest Saturday.
Tabby is a social butterfly who is ready and waiting for her forever family to find her. She is a lovable lady who enjoys pets, especially head scratches, and cuddles from just about anyone. When she’s really happy she will roll around purring like a big baby. She is an excellent biscuit mak…
Late season snow storms always take me back to March 24, 1979, in the tiny town of Franklin in Jackson County. My feet were wet, and I was beginning to shiver as the three of us stood at the dark back door of my grandparents Keith and Cecile Hardie’s house.
BARRON — Hundreds of people lined the streets and somberly paid their respects as the flag-draped caskets carrying the bodies of police officers Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel returned home Monday.
CAMERON — An outpouring of sympathy and support from residents and law enforcement has flowed toward Cameron and Chetek as news spread that two local police officers and a suspect were killed in a shootout that began with a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.
Let me be explicitly clear: I will have no part in a debt ceiling negotiation that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare.
Every job brings with it unique challenges and emotional strain. But few occupations impact mental health as significantly as that of first responders, some 85% of whom report adverse symptoms.
Urinary tract infections are the most common type of bacterial infection diagnosed in people today. The likeliest bacteria to cause these infections are Escherichia coli, or E. coli. They are responsible for, depending on the reference, 75-90% of UTIs. Other bacterial breeds can be staphyloc…
The Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds is known as a gathering destination for carnival and concertgoers each summer. But the location has historical ties to agriculture and farming in Chippewa Falls and across the region. Ties that go back 125 years to the first Northern Wisconsin State Fair.
National maternal mortality rates increased sharply in 2021, with fatalities the highest in six decades.
Blanche is very chatty and loves to snuggle. Like most kitties, this gorgeous girl enjoys basking in the afternoon sun. Her foster family says that she loves her stuffed toys and is a surprisingly good jumper, so she enjoys utilizing her vertical space to climb. Because of this Blanche would…
Mayo Clinic locations will no longer require face masks for most patients and staff, a mandate put in place early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A hawk-eyed reader sent me a reference to a paper just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It reported their data collected about the spread of a yeast called Candida (CAN-di-duh, meaning clear or white) auris (Latin for ear). Data collected from local and state departments in our …
Delta Air Lines is suspending service from La Crosse to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, effective this June.
In the course of my writing over the years, the topic of spring is among my most frequent musings.
A new peer-reviewed study from the University of Florida has just been published in the American Chemical Society’s journal “Environmental Science and Technology.” It analyzed 21 brands of toilet paper for a group of chemicals labeled PFAS. An innovation first introduced in the late 1930s, t…