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La Crosse turns down metro sewer district



The latest government feud between La Crosse and Onalaska goes on, as the La Crosse city council rejects a metropolitan sewer district favored by Onalaska. 

The two cities have a sewer agreement which runs out in a few months, and Onalaska has suggested a 20-year agreement. 

But La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat says the current system already serves a number of cities, and “there is no benefit for La Crosse to, in essence, relinquish oversight of our wastewater treatment plant.”    

One area of dispute has been who pays for the treatment, with arguments that cities outside of La Crosse don’t pay enough of the operating cost.  

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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