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La Crosse Center could get more budget cuts to reduce city shortfall



The La Crosse city council could vote Thursday night on new budget cuts designed to balance a $6 million revenue shortfall. 

The shortage of money is being blamed partly on the coronavirus, but also on renovations at the La Crosse Center which prevent the building from holding money-making events. 

Center manager Art Fahey is working on ways to guarantee certain events late in the year, such as the Elvis Explosion and the November Holiday Fair.    

The main arena is closed to events, because its original 40-year-old seating is being replaced over the next two months. 

The La Crosse Center lobby just reopened this week for limited activity.  


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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