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Olson Center deal high on La Crosse council agenda for March

Sale of Olson Center back on council agenda, with roof repairs a top issue



The sale of the Harry J. Olson building could be approved by the La Crosse City Council at its monthly meeting on Thursday. 

The Olson senior center and city leaders reached a purchase agreement on the building earlier this year, after a long dispute. 

The Harry J. Olson Center in north La Crosse

The city is selling the building to the senior center board for a dollar, and a vote is expected at this month’s council meeting because of the urgent need to repair the center’s roof. 

The council could also take action on zoning for land on Park Plaza Drive, near the Company Store building.  The city plan commission turned down a request to park recreational vehicles on the lot, and a developer says he wants to build housing on that land. 

The council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

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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