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La Crosse Center losing more events to COVID



In a typical November, the La Crosse Center would have hosted a bull-riding show, and the Holiday Fair would be on for next week. 

But COVID has led to those annual events and others being called off for 2020. 

The bi-state wrestling tournament and college graduations in December also have been taken off the Center schedule, and the community Thanksgiving dinner will be delivery and take-out only. 

Center director Art Fahey says they’re holding on to hope that some touring acts may get to La Crosse in the next few months, as the expansion project gets closer to completion.   

The Center is heading into the holiday season about $800,000 in the red.

Also, the MOSES organic farming conference will be virtual this winter, instead of being held in La Crosse. 

Fahey says the hotel room tax is bringing in money, with local hotel occupancy at close to 50 per cent capacity, but he’s going to ask the state for a $250,000 grant aimed at helping live entertainment venues.  

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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