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“Explosion” reported in Stoddard being investigated



STODDARD, Wis. — Loud noises heard this weekend in Stoddard, described by citizens as sounding like an explosion, are being investigated by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.

However, the the sheriff said in a media release there’s no evidence that any explosion took place.

Sheriff Roy Torgerson said a resident on Old River Road in Stoddard heard two noises around 7 o’clock Saturday night, but the sheriff’s department was not called until information came out on social media.

Torgerson said the Stoddard Fire Department did not get calls about the noises, and he does not believe the community is in danger.

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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