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Barnes in La Crosse to promote water quality programs

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Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor comes to Myrick Park in La Crosse, to promote the state’s efforts to maintain clean water. 

Mandela Barnes met with students and officials of UW-L on Friday, along with area lawmakers, to find out about local programs that are tied to the Freshwater Collaborative.     

Barnes and legislators Jill Billings and Brad Pfaff say that the Badger Bounceback programs will help control pollution being found in the state, such as PFAS chemicals, or lead in the La Crosse River marsh.          

Joining Barnes and the state officials were UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow and Professor Roger Haro of the river studies program.

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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