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Funding approved for La Crosse airport car wash



A new car wash for La Crosse could be open by Thanksgiving at the regional airport.

This month, the city council gave the OK to a $2 million bid from Brickl Brothers to construct an airport car wash, to be used primarily by car rental firms and airport customers.

Marketing director Miranda TerBeest said the car wash would be a new way for the airport to raise money. She said it would help offset operating costs, “which makes it more attractive for bringing in new airlines and new service.”

TerBeest added that the general public also could use the airport car wash, especially French Island drivers who might have to travel a few miles to get a car cleaned.

Although the city oversees the airport, TerBeest says LSE is also considered a private business, so the car wash would not be government run.

Since the airport raises its own revenue, no tax money would be used to construct the car wash.

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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  1. Pamela R. Eilertson

    May 2, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Will it be leased to a private enterprise not the airport?

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