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Town of Onalaska may change fireworks rules



Has this happened to you around the 4th of July?

You’re in bed at night, and somebody outside is shooting off fireworks, much later than you would expect.

The town of Onalaska is looking into new rules to cut down on private fireworks use, especially during odd hours.

Town clerk Mary Rinehart says the ordinance committee is considering “the safety involved, looking at the times, what’s required to get a fireworks permit.”

Rinehart says the complaint is going through the standard process, and a committee meeting is scheduled for next week.

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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