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Skating and fishing on park board agenda

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If you like ice skating, but a rink is too confining for you, a new idea is being proposed for the La Crosse River marsh. 

The Outdoor Recreation Alliance is offering plans for an ice-skating trail to the city park board, which meets Thursday night. 

ORA says it has volunteers who would plow a skating path on the ice at Myrick Park. 

The planners also would like to have the skating path lighted at night. 

The park board also is being asked to support improvements for sport fishing at Copeland Park. 

Board members could vote to accept a $28,000 grant from the Fish and Wildlife Service, to replace the existing fishing pier on the Black River at Copeland.

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.