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Ho-Chunk add $30,000 to Memorial Pool project

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The Memorial Pool project in La Crosse received a $30,000 donation from the Ho-Chunk Nation.

The money will be put toward the $3 million renovation of the community swimming pool on Campbell Road, which dates back to the 1930s.

Supporters of the project say they’ve passed 50 percent of their fundraising goal for remodeling the pool, which has been closed to the public for three years because of leaks and other problems.

They count over $250,000 in pledges, and hope to have the remodeled pool open by June.

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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