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La Crosse airport still sees little fallout from TSA shortages

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Waiting times at airport security are continuing to get longer in large cities, because of shortages in TSA workers as the government shutdown goes on.

Smaller airports, such as La Crosse, however, haven’t seen those problems.

Jason Gillett, the deputy director at LSE, credits the ‘amazing people’ working at La Crosse with helping the local airport avoid delays.

Gillett says he’s watching how the shutdown affects larger airports, to see how long the TSA can maintain its local staff levels.

La Crosse offers daily direct service to Minneapolis, Chicago and, starting in March, Detroit.

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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