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Rose Street motel may become temporary shelter for homeless

Brad Williams

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A motel in north La Crosse could be used as a temporary shelter for the homeless. 

County board members are considering an arrangement to use the EconoLodge on Rose Street as a shelter through the end of October. 

The motel has 50 rooms where individuals or families could stay for a time, with the costs being reimbursed through government grants. 

Staffers with the Coulee Region Collaborative to End Homelessness would provide services during the time the motel is used as a shelter.  

The idea could be voted on by the county board later this month.

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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