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“Best of the River” survey starts for 2020

Brad Williams

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If you have a few minutes of spare time, organizers of one local tourism survey are starting the 2020 poll earlier than usual this year. 

River Travel Magazine is accepting nominations for the “Best of the River” survey through April 23rd, to be followed by voting throughout May. 

The magazine announced its 2019 results early in the fall last year. 

Nominations are accepted for tourist attractions and businesses in all 10 states along the Mississippi. 

Getting high marks in the 2019 survey were the Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, the Effigy Mounds monument near Marquette, Iowa, and parks such as La Crosse’s Grandad Bluff and Perrot State Park in Trempealeau.

The winners will be announced June 9th.

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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