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Marquette Hardware Store, Homes Destroyed in Fire

Three buildings in Marquette, Iowa have been destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. Nobody was hurt in the fires that has displaced five families from their homes. WQPC/WPRE News Director Dan Moris talked with Mary Jo Pirc, owner of Marquette Hardware Monday morning as she watched the remaining flames die down.

PdC Alderpersons Discuss Council Reduction Again

Alderman Kyle Kozelka brought up the discussion at Tuesday’s meeting pointing out that voters in the city approved by nearly a 2-1 margin he idea of reducing the council size in an advisory referendum in 2011.

Co-Public Works Directors, Staff Help PdC Thaw

Another arctic blast with temperatures well below freezing, and well below zero at night, isn’t make life any easier for public works managers in area communities.

Athlete of the Week: Taylor Elliott

Prairie du Chien Senior wrestler Taylor Elliott is working toward his fourth consecutive trip to state. Last year’s runner up at 106 pounds in Division 2, Elliott has only one loss this season (to an opponent from Iowa whom he later defeated).

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Council Discusses Haydn Street Crossing Closure, Other Items

The city council has decided not to appeal the Commissioner of Railroads decision to close the Haydn Street railroad crossing.

Southwest Wisconsin Baby, Family Endures Rare Disease

A number of events have been created to support a southwest Wisconsin family during a difficult time as their child endures a rare degenerative disorder.

Nobody Hurt During 12-Hour Bridgeport Stand-Off

Nobody was hurt during a 12-hour standoff between Police and a Bridgeport man barricaded in his bedroom with numerous weapons. Police responded around 3:30pm Sunday afternoon to a call of an ongoing domestic dispute in a home on Cyprus Lane in Bridgeport Township. Prior to officers arriving, the 36-year old man had barricaded himself, and […]

PdC Downtown Revitalization Group Officially Dissolves

Nearly ten years after it’s formation, Prairie du Chien Downtown Revitalization Incorporated (PDRI) is no more.

PdC Native, Antoine, Now An Olympian

The Olympic skeleton events will be held in a four-heat format over two days of racing. The men will compete Feb. 14-15.

Cast Iron Bell Stolen from PdC Wyalusing Academy Building

Prairie du Chien Police received a report that the bell was missing on Thursday. It may have been gone for a while and nobody noticed.