Home and Garden

New community garden installed at Northside Elementary

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -- The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration helped fund a garden that was installed Thursday at Northside Elementary. The Logan Northside Neighborhood Association helped design and find a location for the garden, and technical education students…

Better battery-powered lawn tools

Outdoor power tools have come a long way from those old plug-in electric lawnmowers and trimmers. Many of today's battery-powered tools pack as much punch as their gasoline cousins, but with less…

Tapping into fresh Maple

SPARTA, Wis (WKBT) - Everything tastes better when it's done locally, and by hand. Beth Leis's family runs Heritage Hill Farm in Sparta. Their neighbors, the Ronke family, have been tapping trees…

Starting your indoor garden

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) -Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about your indoor gardens. Gardening inside gives you the chance to grow something that may not…

On Your Side: Snow blower recall and safety tips

 If you own a new snow blower, listen up: Toro just recalled more than 6,000 Power Max Snow Throwers sold between November 2020 through January. The company says they pose an amputation risk. So far, no injuries have been reported,…

Should you buy a used appliance?

Maybe you’re looking for a bargain or just don’t need something brand new. The marketplace for used appliances is huge, with online selling platforms like eBay, Facebook, and Craigslist making it easier than ever to shop around. But is it…

Winter Awareness Week begins Monday

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) - Monday marks the beginning of Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Wisconsin winters can bring beautiful snowfalls and great opportunities for outdoor recreation. They can also result…