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Delta Queen allowed to cruise again



The Delta Queen could return to the Mississippi River soon….maybe within two years.

President Trump has signed a bill to let the mostly-wooden paddlewheeler, built in 1924, make cruises again.

Wooden cruise boats generally are banned by federal law from making overnight trips on American waters, because of the danger of fires.

The hull of the Delta Queen is made of steel.

The famous riverboat made frequent stops in the La Crosse area until being sidelined a few years ago.

An extensive renovation is planned before the Delta Queen goes back on the water in 2020.

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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  1. Don Trump Jr.

    December 10, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Trump finally does something we all can agree on!!!!!

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