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Memorial Pool construction kicked off with groundbreaking

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Let the construction begin.

After years of community debate, and a few summers without a neighborhood pool being open, the city of La Crosse broke ground yesterday for the rebuilding of Memorial Pool.

Memorial was built in the 1930’s, but was shut down in 2016 because of problems including large losses of water from the pool.

The renovated pool is budgeted at just over $3 million.

The new Memorial is expected to open in time for the 2019 swim season.

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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