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Confusion continues over efforts to improve Municipal Boat Harbor

Brad Williams

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La Crosse’s park board was supposed to vote Thursday night on an agreement for a gas stop and store at the Municipal Boat Harbor.

The agreement, however, isn’t ready, and nobody with the board seemed to know why.

The company that would run the store doesn’t know who to talk to, either.

Park Dept. staffer Jay Odegaard said the Rupel Lewandowski Company has removed more than 200 old boat slips from the harbor and is having new ones installed now.

The company told the park board that it has submitted three proposals for operating gas pumps at the harbor, but all three have been turned down by the city.

The park board could call a special meeting to resolve the harbor problems.

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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