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Citizen group raises money for La Crosse to hire lifeguards



Some of the same people who helped get La Crosse’s Memorial Pool rebuilt are now focusing on finding money to hire lifeguards for the three public pools in the city. 

A group calling itself Friends of La Crosse Pools and Aquatics has already donated $20,000 to the city park department, and wants to match that amount with other donations by the end of July. 

The funding would help the city recruit more lifeguards, partly by raising lifeguard pay by $2 an hour. 

The pools, which opened for the season last weekend, are still short-staffed, after being closed for all of last summer because of COVID-19. 


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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