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Alternate-side parking rules starts at midnight in La Crosse



It’s a seasonal tradition in La Crosse that used to start on Halloween night. 

But the rules on alternate-side parking for the winter have changed in recent years. 

The special overnight parking period now lasts four months, and begins on November 15th, meaning this Thursday night. 

Cars must be on the odd side Friday morning, the 15th. 

A $15 ticket may await you for not following the rule, after one warning. 

Not all cities in Wisconsin follow the same schedule, with Eau Claire already having started its winter parking rules at Halloween.  


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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