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School district says year-round school would improve attendance, close gaps

For some area students, this may be the last time they'll need to get in the swing of school after a three-month summer break. La Crosse's Northside Elementary School will be turning into a year-round school, which means smaller breaks throughout the year. The school district hopes the change will provide stability and prevent the "summer slide," in which kids forget some of what they learned while on break.

Potato taste test at La Crosse school

Kids at Hamilton Elementary in La Crosse were offered some of the latest and greatest potato-based recipes at lunchtime Tuesday. They were taste testers for five recipes, both in the hot lunch line and on the salad bar.Representatives from Potatoes…