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Former journalist goes from reporting on La Crosse County board to becoming a member



Randy Erickson (left) is congratulated by Judge Scott Horne after being sworn in as a La Crosse County supervisor

Not many La Crosse County residents have attended dozens of meetings of the county board, primarily as a spectator.

Randy Erickson has done it, but he was being paid to attend as a newspaper reporter for the Tribune.

Erickson now works at Viterbo University, and on Monday night he was appointed to succeed the late Dave Holtze as supervisor for District 12.

We asked Randy if he sat through all those meetings, thinking he could do as well as the elected officials on the board.

“I thought, I could do this, and after I left the Tribune I thought I should do this,” said Erickson.

All of the county board seats come up for election in April, and Erickson is ready to run for a full two-year term.

As a first assignment, Erickson will fill a spot left open by Holtze on the county public works committee:

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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