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Fest medallion found under bridge near Marsh Trails



The Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt is over for this year. 

A local couple has found the Oktoberfest medallion for 2021, after 8 of the 10 clues were released. 

Fest officials tell us that Kate Lopas and John Kakacek discovered the medallion Monday morning under a bridge along marsh trails near the Kwik Trip Distribution Center. 

Kate and John win $500 cash and a prize package for finding the medallion, as well as receiving a replica of the medallion. 

Kate is the director of behavioral services for Chileda, and John is a civil engineer.

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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