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Online liquor sales move ahead in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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New rules for online liquor sales in La Crosse was given the OK Monday by a city council committee. 

The rules are aimed partly at preventing underage buyers from getting alcohol. 

Discussion of the plan at previous council meetings caused concern among retailers who would be selling alcohol. 

Council president Martin Gaul thinks complaints about the ordinance have been answered.

“When we got into the meat of the discussion last month, it kind of really got into a lot of different areas that had no connection with this whatsoever,” Gaul said.  

The ordinance, approved by the administration committee, reportedly would not require anybody, either retailers or police, to take pictures of everybody who comes to a store to pick up an alcohol order. 

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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