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City of La Crosse still trying to hire MTU manager

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It’s been over a year La Crosse’s mass transit utility has gone without a full-time boss.

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat hopes to have a new manager hired in the next couple months. Jim Krueger has been the interim MTU manager since then.

Former manager Keith Lee retired at the end of 2016. Kabat points out that they went through three candidate searches without landing a permanent replacement.

“We got very close but, for a variety of reasons, we weren’t able to get that position filled,” Kabat said.

The mayor says the MTU board plans to begin a new recruitment effort for a manager during the first quarter of this year.

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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