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Parade marshals announced for 2019 Oktoberfest

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Joe Heim and Scott Skogen have been chosen as Oktoberfest parade marshals for this year

A long-time college professor and a north La Crosse clergyman will lead the city’s Oktoberfest parades this year.

Joe Heim has been named the Maple Leaf Parade Marshal.

He’s known as a political scientist from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The Torchlight Parade Marshal is Scott Skogen, pastor at North Presbyterian Church in La Crosse.

The Torchlight Parade happens on the north side of La Crosse on Sept. 26, the first night of Oktoberfest.

The Maple Leaf Parade is set for Sept. 28.

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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