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2010-11-11 01:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurosurgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., offer an artificial disc replacement surgery, called disc arthroplasty, which can restore motion and improve patients' quality of life. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundluth/43810/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101111/MM99045 ) (Photo:...

2010-06-01 00:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Heart Institute in La Crosse, Wis., are using an innovative technique, called minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), to perform multiple heart bypasses through a small incision. That means surgeons do not have to "crack open the chest" as they do with traditional open heart surgery, and patients recover in about half the time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-19 16:36:00

La Crosse First Student and First Transit Workers Unite for a Better Workplace WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bus drivers and monitors with First Student and First Transit in La Crosse, Wisconsin, have voted to join Madison-based Teamsters Local 695 by more than a 2-to-1 margin. The 120 workers joined the Teamsters seeking fair pay, affordable and decent health care and job security. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "We've lost so much...

2009-10-07 14:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Brewery" and "healthcare" aren't two words that typically go together. But, in La Crosse, Wis., a major healthcare organization and the local brewer created a unique partnership that's saving money for patients, and protecting the community's natural resources. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundersen/40437/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091007/NY88881 ) On Oct. 7, Gundersen Lutheran...

2009-10-01 11:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canadian Pacific's brightly decorated Holiday Train returns to the rails in late November, raising food, money and awareness for food banks across North America. Last year, the Holiday Train helped raise more than $500,000 and 250,000 lbs of food and there is greater need this year. "Canadian Pacific is proud to support communities where we operate, raising more than $4 million in funds and two million pounds of food in the Holiday Train's first...

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Hubbuch, Chris The coming winter could be more slippery than usual. Road salt is so scarce that private contractors - and many county and municipal highway departments - can't even buy it this year. North American Salt, one of the country's main suppliers, informed customers in a letter in August it would not have salt to sell them because its inventory was depleted last year and governmental orders were bigger than expected. The company did not respond to an interview request Friday....

2008-09-03 03:00:11

By Marcus, Samantha The La Crosse area would have one city-operated ambulance by 2010 along with the privately run Tri-State under a proposal released Wednesday. City officials for the fast time revealed details of the plan, which calls for training La Crosse firefighters to staff a single municipal ambulance to serve both the city and outlying areas. The proposal. however, also would retain Gundersen Lutheran- owned Tri-State Ambulance as the region's dominant provider. Ambulance service...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

By Marcus, Samantha City and county officials say they'll release details of a municipally run ambulance service and related legislation Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The public meeting is sched Wed for 6 p.m. Wednesday it Cartwright Center's Valhalla room. News of a tentative agreement between the city and county broke just this week after more than a year of mediation between the city of La Crosse, La Crosse County and Gundersen Lutheran and Franciscan Skemp...

2008-07-23 03:00:35

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 23--Residents of La Crosse's lower North Side are clamoring over a city plan that would keep passing trains from sounding off -- but also would cut access or parking for 18 homes. Under federal law, locomotives must sound their horns at public crossings unless in a designated quiet zone. The entire city is in a quiet zone, which has kept the trains silent for more than two decades. But to maintain that quiet zone designation, the city...

2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 19--Sloopy's Alma Mater bar and restaurant at 163 Copeland Ave. closed Sunday afternoon for a major interior renovation project and will reopen in a few days -- probably Friday. Don't worry about the "Thanks 4 the memories" line on the exterior sign where Sloopy's owner Dave Berger posts messages for motorists to read. "We'll be creating new memories" in the remodeled bar and restaurant, he said. "I plan to reopen with a different ambiance...


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