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La Crosse city committee okays budget increases on new fire station project

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A couple of changes to the new city fire station being built near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The La Crosse Board of Public Works approved Monday alterations to the project’s nearly $4 million budget.

Interim fire chief Jeff Murphy said during the meeting the air conditioning for the station requires more structural support than originally planned.

Murphy said sheet rock also needs to be changed in the fire station design, specifically for the sleeping quarters. The two changes add $17,000 to the overall budget.

The additions to the budget bring the station cost to $3.56 million.

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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