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Purple ribbons to adorn La Crosse trees for domestic violence awareness



Trees and lampposts on one street in La Crosse will be decorated with purple ribbons again this October. 

The La Crosse Board of Public Works approved Monday a project by the local Domestic Abuse Reduction Team to place the ribbons along Main Street, between 2nd and Losey. 

The project will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

May be an image of text that says 'DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS Month www.nhagainstabuse.org I new horizons'

“It’s a high-risk domestic violence program,” Rita Carranza, the DART and victim service coordinator at New Horizons said during the meeting.

She added that the program deals with “sexual assault and also stalking within the La Crosse Police Department, and in partnership with New Horizons and the police.”

Those ribbons will be placed on lampposts and trees for about two miles on Main Street.


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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