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Labor Day celebration cancelled in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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For the first time in half-a-century, La Crosse will not have a Labor Day parade this September. 

The reason, as you might expect, is the coronavirus. 

The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO has decided to cancel its annual north La Crosse parade and labor festival at Copeland Park, scheduled for September 7th. 

Union members are hoping to arrange a virtual celebration of the holiday. 

The parade has only been cancelled one other time in the last 90 years, in 1965. 

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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