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City could partner with Foundation to help finance community projects

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Local government and private fundraising groups may be able to work together in La Crosse on some projects to benefit the community. 

A partnership between City Hall and the La Crosse Community Foundation has been given the OK by the city council finance committee. 

The plan seems to be partially motivated by the all-abilities playground project being built at Trane Park. 

Fran Formanek, president of the Trane project committee, said there are “a lot of pluses” to the plan, because many other charitable groups may want to participate.    

A resolution to set up the partnership specifies that no public funds will be put into the Community Foundation’s account.

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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