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Xcel cable replacement project extended in Riverside Park

Brad Williams

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Digging on the riverfront isn’t done yet for Xcel Energy. 

The power company has been given an extension until the end of February to complete an electric line replacement project in La Crosse’s Riverside Park. 

The extension was approved Monday morning by the La Crosse board of public works. 

Xcel began replacement of a buried cable in September, and the work was supposed to be completed by November. 

Work on the electric cables has coincided with reconstruction of the park bandstand, and the building of a wooden bandshell over the concert stage.  

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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