Author: Stephanie Olson

Carl "Jim" Melver

Carl Melver "Jim" Jr. passed away on October 27, 2019 at Accura HealthCare of Cresco, Iowa. 

LeRoy R. Boehlke

LeRoy Boehlke, 90, of La Crosse, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Bethel Home in Viroqua.

Janet C. Ott

Janet C. Ott age 82 of Wonewoc, Wisconsin passed away Friday October 25, 2019 at Lakeview Health Center in West Salem, Wisconsin.

Sheriff: Gender reveal party explosion was a stunt gone awry

Authorities say an Iowa family's attempt at a gender reveal party for a soon-to-be-born baby went horribly wrong when a homemade device that was meant to discharge colored powder instead exploded like a pipe bomb, killing a 56-year-old relative.