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City turns down donation of land



La Crosse’s Board of Public Works turned down a proposed donation of a sliver of land in the north side industrial park Monday.

The offer came from business owner Bernie Buchner. It’s only about 1,000 square feet at 400 Milwaukee Street.

Buchner pays a little less than $3 a year on property taxes.

Among the reasons cited for turning down the donation is the possibility of liability for environmental cleanup.

The city will recommend that Buchner try to give the property to somebody else.

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