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Big rocks replace grass in front of La Crosse’s courthouse

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One less lawn to mow in downtown La Crosse. 

This week, contractors removed the grass from the boulevard south of the La Crosse County courthouse, and installed large boulders as part of a landscaping project. 

FILE – La Crosse County jail.

Ginkgo trees already in the boulevard will remain there, and other plants will be placed on the block.  The project is similar to decorations outside the health and human services building on the other side of 4th Street. 

County officials say winter weather, and dogs urinating, were bad for the grass along Vine Street, outside the law enforcement center, which opened in 1997.

The “boulevard improvement” project was authorized last year by county officials.  A design plan says the boulders will help elevate the planting beds, and are too large to be used as “projectiles.”

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. R head

    April 16, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Looks like a good place for the homeless to live. Mitch can buy them food

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