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GREGG HOFFMANN
Hoffmann is a veteran journalist who has written about business, politics, environmental issues, sports and many other topics for WisBusiness.com and other publications.

Logistics Health fights back

Logistics Health officials decided it was time to fight back last week. The La Crosse-based health management company had been under fire for allegedly dragging...

Cassville plan rejection demonstrates greener thinking

Just one week after Dairyland Power Cooperative suspended plans for a coal ash landfill in Vernon County, state regulators rejected a plan to build...

Ingersoll-Rand report fuels layoff fears

Wisconsin set a record for unemployment claims in September of this year. News of the Janesville GM plant closing and other layoffs further rocked...

Western Wisconsin housing holds its own

The housing slump nationwide has been one of the biggest reasons for the overall recession. In at least parts of western Wisconsin, however, the housing...

Dairyland dumping proposals now with DNR

Dairyland Power Cooperative has completed its initial evaluations of three possible sites for coal ash dumps in Vernon County and has submitted them to...

Obama message hit home in region

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama drew thousands at an appearance in La Crosse last week, as he has all around the country since the...

Wind power should move forward in western Wisconsin

Some proposed wind power developments in Minnesota could benefit western Wisconsin and also should spark leaders in that region to consider more such projects. Illinois...

Sparking young entrepreneurs good idea

When it comes to sparking entrepreneurship, you can't start too young. The Crawford County UW Extension and Vernon County Economic Development Association obviously believed that...

Another coal plant on river raises questions

A coalition of union, farm and environmental groups has lauded Alliant Energy’s proposed coal power plant in Cassville. Supporters like the fact Alliant proposes to...

Coal ash issue will rekindle this fall

The embers in the Dairyland Power Cooperative coal ash controversy in southwest Wisconsin have been relatively cool this summer, but expect them to rekindle...

Hoffmann Column: Viterbo summit tackles economic crimes

Billions of dollars are stolen or embezzled each year from the world’s leading companies due to what now is termed economic crime. Small businesses...

Cranberry acreage expansion could help region, state

Wisconsin once again will be the nation’s leader in cranberry production this year. That’s great for Western Wisconsin, and the entire state. It also is...

Hoffmann column: S&S layoffs raise eyebrows

Just a few weeks ago, S&S Cycle threw a big party for its 50th anniversary that brought an estimated 28,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to Western...

Western Wisconsin graziers recognized with grants

Farmers in Western Wisconsin continue to come up with innovative methods that fit the geography of the region, minimize impact on the environment and...

Shrine could boost Western Wisconsin tourism

A week of celebration ended Sunday for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe south of La Crosse. Hundreds of people, including dignitaries of the...
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