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Famous fisherman speaks at La Crosse prayer breakfast

Brad Williams

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"Angling Edge" TV host Al Lindner speaks at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in La Crosse on Thursday

What would a ‘world without God be like?

According to well-known fishing expert Al Lindner, you just have to look at the news to find out.

‘The Lord, and prayer, is the only thing,” he said. “That’s the only hope we have. Man himself, it isn’t going to work,”

Lindner, known for developing the Lindy Rig fishing lure, spoke about his faith in God at the yearly Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in La Crosse on Thursday, crediting God for his business success.

Lindner thanked La Crosse for holding such an event, and said a person can be successful through prayer, and by following godly principles.

The prayer breakfast drew community leaders and the general public to the Cargill Room at the Waterfront restaurant.

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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