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Needle drop box approved along Losey

Brad Williams

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One of the busiest intersections in La Crosse will soon have a red drop box for used drug needles. 

The city board of public works has approved the installation of a metal box near City Well #22, at the corner of Losey and Mormon Coulee Road. 

City utility manager Bernie Lenz says that corner, near Walgreen’s and Goodwill, has been identified as a ‘hot spot’ where a large number of needles has been found. 

Other drop box locations around the city include Jay Street, near the Market Square ramp, and the boat landing near the Clinton Street bridge.     

City leaders report that fewer needles are being left on the ground in areas where the drop boxes have been installed.         

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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