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New airport director on the job in La Crosse

Brad Williams



Ian Turner is in his second week as director of the La Crosse Regional Airport

Why would you want to take a plane flight from Minneapolis or Chicago, when La Crosse also has an airport? 

That’s a message the new director of the La Crosse regional airport wants to send to area people considering air travel. 

Ian Turner supports a strategy to have more travel dollars spent in this market.    

Turner started his new job in La Crosse last week, after moving from Pueblo, Colorado. 

Turner, who is married with one daughter, says he was drawn to La Crosse as a smaller city which still had many family-friendly community activities.

The new director at LSE says his immediate task is to finish up some projects, and fill a couple of management vacancies at the airport.

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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