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Lewiston, Minn., native Tom West director of Vikings public relations staff that wins Pete Rozelle Award

The Minnesota Vikings’ public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for excellence in dealing with the media. The Vikings’ PR staff is the 29th Rozelle Award winner and earned the award for the first time in club history. Minnesota is the 15th different NFL organization to […]

Trump lies about why he cancelled Eagles’ White House visit, Fox News didn’t help

WASHINGTON — Whenever there’s controversy, President Donald Trump can always fall back on … err stand up during that song we play before sports. The president un-invited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. Instead, he held a “Celebration of America” rally, after it was clear most players weren’t going to show up. Trump tried […]

New video shows Milwaukee police stepping on Bucks guard Sterling Brown’s ankle, singing about overtime pay

The latest video released in the Sterling Brown case where the Bucks guard was tased for a parking violation at 2 a.m. in a Walgreens parking lot doesn’t paint the Milwaukee Police Department in very good light. In one of those videos, the police pretty much say just that, when they realize they’re not just […]

LOCAL RESULTS: Nearly 20,000 attend WIAA state track and field meet in La Crosse

The weather helped it become a banner weekend for the WIAA state track and field meet held in La Crosse. Nearly 20,000 passed through the gates to cheer on the best athletes in the state, including 8,918 for Saturday’s finals. That number surpassed last year’s total of just over 17,300. The weather made an impact, […]

Game 2 of the NBA Finals and another, ‘Did LeBron get fouled?’

LeBron James can be accused of flopping. He can be accused of complaining, even pouting at refs when he doesn’t like a call, or no call. Does he have a case here during Game 2 of the NBA Finals? LeBron Steph Foul LeBron wanted a foul here. Posted by NBA on ESPN on Sunday, June […]

Here’s a list of area athletes taking part in today’s WIAA state track and field meet at UW-La Crosse

Athletes and fans will flood La Crosse to watch track and field for the second consecutive weekend, beginning today. The WIAA state track and field meet begins at 9:30 a.m. today at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Field with the Division 1 meet. Divisions 2 and 3 will begin at 12:30 p.m. It […]

Did LeBron take a charge?

My friends want the Cleveland Cavs to win. Somehow, the greatest player ever in NBA history is an underdog. Again. And so I think they have a little bias when it comes to this play. LeBron James steps in front of Kevin Durant. It’s initially called a charge. But, for some reason, the NBA decides […]

Holmen softball back in section championship for 3rd straight season

Holmen High School hopes a rematch to get to the WIAA state softball tournament goes different this year. For the third consecutive season, the Vikings (16-6) are in the Division 1 sectional championship. At 4 p.m. today, they will play top-seeded and undefeated Sun Prairie (25-0) in Baraboo, Wis., for a trip to the state […]

New attempt tonight at selling park board on La Crosse Center plan

The city’s park board was supposed to get a look at improved designs for the La Crosse Center expansion two weeks ago but the regular monthly meeting was called off due to absences. The board will try that meeting again tonight at City Hall to review the $49 million expansion. Center board president Brent Smith […]

Thanks Houston for the 27 consecutive missed 3-pointers. Sincerely, Golden State

The Houston Rockets started out Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals well enough. Houston opened 6-for-14 from beyond the arc against the Golden State Warriors and fans thought they might actually win the game. Those dreams were soon shot. Shot, as in shot and missed. And missed. And missed … Missed 27 consecutive […]

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