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La Crosse beaches closing because of COVID spread



The beaches in La Crosse are off-limits again, just a few weeks into the summer swimming season. 

This week, Pettibone Beach was identified as an apparent hot spot for COVID-19 transmission in the county. 

Starting Wednesday, the Pettibone and Black River beaches will be closed until further notice. 

The city park department says the ‘level of congregation’ at the beaches raises the concern about COVID-19 spread. 

La Crosse already had decided not to open the city swimming pools for the season.  

Pettibone Beach and six other locations, mostly downtown La Crosse bars, were identified by the county as sites where people were exposed to COVID-19 in early June.

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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