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Former judge, city councilman LeGrand dies at 75

Brad Williams

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A former La Crosse County judge and district attorney has died. 

Roger LeGrand was 75. He practiced law in La Crosse for decades, and served in several local government offices.

LeGrand was appointed La Crosse County district attorney in the 1980’s, when DA Michael Mulroy was elected circuit judge, and became a judge himself in 2006 when Judge Dennis Montabon retired. 

LeGrand had been county family court commissioner before his appointment as judge.

He also served many years on the La Crosse City Council, and was a La Crosse school board member at the time of the busing controversy and recall in 1992.

LeGrand also appeared in plays at La Crosse Community Theatre and the Pump House, and was a member of the UWL Foundation Board at the time of his death.

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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