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Baseball coach and store owner Rick Boyer dies

Brad Williams

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A well-known baseball coach and businessman in the area has died. 

Rick Boyer of La Crescent was the owner of Boyer’s Budget Furniture in La Crosse, running a business which his family has owned for more than a century. 

Boyer also coached the La Crescent High School baseball team for 17 years, retiring last spring. 

In 2006 and 2007, Rick Boyer coached in the minor leagues, as manager of the La Crosse Loggers baseball club. 

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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