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Special Olympics torch carried through La Crosse

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While the regular Olympics in Japan are getting lots of attention this week, Wisconsin’s Special Olympics is carrying on a tradition as well, even though the statewide games were called off this year because of COVID-19.

A torch representing the Special Olympics was carried throughout the city of La Crosse on Saturday, from the Veterans Memorial Field on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus to Copeland Park for a Loggers game that night.

Members of area law enforcement ran and biked along the route with the torch bearers.

The law enforcement torch run normally happens in June, when the Special Olympics are traditionally held in Stevens Point, Wis.

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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