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Special parking fee charged at ramps during Oktoberfest

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Thousands of visitors are expected for Oktoberfest, beginning Thursday.

It’s one of La Crosse’s biggest events each year. It could also be a windfall for the local economy.

One way Oktoberfest brings in money is a special $10 event fee to use the downtown parking ramps.

Greg Elsen, the coordinator for the city parking utility, says drivers should watch for the “no parking” signs on streets along the Maple Leaf and Torchlight parade routes.

The special event fee at the ramps begins Thursday morning.

Elsen says some drivers are exempt from the fee — those who already have paid for ramp permits.

The special fee for Oktoberfest has been collected in previous years.

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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  1. David

    September 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    It’s good to see city decided to fuck over people visiting.welcome to La Crosse!!!!!!!!!! Why not charge 10.00 for as beer really lay it to them!!!!!!!!!

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