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AS LONG AS THERE’S ICE, THE RIVER MAY NOT BE NICE…

ONE LOCAL FISHERMAN FOUND HIMSELF STUCK ON THE RIVER NEAR THE CASS STREET BRIDGE BECAUSE OF ICE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WITH SOME HELP FROM LA CROSSE FIREMEN, THE MAN WAS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF AND HIS BOAT TO PETTIBONE BEACH SAFELY. BUT FIRE DEPARTMENT LIEUTENANT DAVE SNOW SAYS ICE REMAINS A HAZARD, EVEN AS THE WEATHER GETS WARMER. SNOW SAYS THE RESCUE EFFORT TOOK ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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