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La Crosse sheriff’s office to help with Democratic convention security in Milwaukee



The La Crosse Sheriff’s Department will be among law enforcement to help with security at next year’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

Chief Deputy Mike Horstman is awaiting further instructions on how La Crosse County personnel will be put to work.   

Horstman said the county was not asked to help out with security when the Republican convention met in St. Paul in 2008. 

The convention happens July 13-16.  

About 50,000 people are expected to attend the weeklong meeting at Fiserv Forum.

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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