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County board returning to virtual meetings with COVID cases at highest level since winter



The La Crosse County Board is going back to virtual meetings, at least for one month.

When the number of COVID-19 cases dropped sharply in the county earlier this year, board members were strongly encouraged to resume in-person meetings.

Board chair Monica Kruse says that will continue, at least for this week.

Because COVID cases locally are at their highest level since last winter, however, the October board meetings will be conducted online.

Kruse says the county will watch the numbers month by month, to decide how long to keep holding virtual meetings.

The county is 58.2% fully vaccinated, compared to 52.4% percent throughout the state. The county has recorded 15,159 COVID cases during the pandemic, with 98 deaths.

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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