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Suspicious package draws bomb squad to Dresbach rest area

Brad Williams

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A duct-taped package aroused suspicion at the I-90 rest area near Dresbach yesterday.

A bomb squad from St. Paul was dispatched to Dresbach, around 11 a.m. Tuesday, along with the state patrol and Winona County deputies.

The package was discovered near a propane tank.

It was not clear what was in the package, so the visitor center was evacuated and police blocked off the area.

The bomb squad determined the box was filled with used syringes, and the all-clear was given around 4:30 p.m.

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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