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Pumping may need to end at some La Crosse homes

Brad Williams

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Some homeowners in north La Crosse need to keep pumping water out of their basements, as they’ve been doing for the better part of a year. 

A couple of pumping requests were approved by the city board of public works Monday, including a 30-day extension of the pumping permit at one house on Liberty Street. 

But the city’s chief inspector, David Reinhart, says the frequent flow of water is causing street damage.    

Reinhart says the permanent solution at the Liberty house would be to fill in the basement, as several homeowners have requested for their properties.

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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