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$6 million improvement plan at UW-L approved by Wisconsin’s building commission

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UW-La Crosse is famous for its physical education and sports science programs, and those departments will get new teaching space under a plan approved Wednesday by the Wisconsin State Building Commission. 

During a meeting in West Allis, Wis., the commission approved $6,037,500 (pages 62-65) to construct three specialized sports labs at Mitchell Hall.

A locker room there will be turned into an athletic training area. The wrestling room will be remodeled as an exercise and sport science lab.  The project also includes improvements to the Human Performance Lab. 

Several walls will be removed inside the 60-year-old building to create more space for the labs. 

A new fieldhouse for UW-L sports is now being built across the street from Mitchell Hall. 

La Crosse state Assembly Rep. Jill Billings serves on the commission. She said the project will increase local jobs and help the region’s economy. 

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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