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La Crosse Airport continues process of finding new full-time director

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The city of La Crosse is getting closer to hiring a new airport director, to succeed Ian Turner, who has taken a similar job in Idaho.

The city aviation board has a meeting scheduled on Monday, where board members will get an update on candidates to succeed Turner, who left La Crosse in January after five years in charge of LSE. Deputy director Lauren Koss has been promoted to interim director, while the search for a full-time administrator proceeds.

Board members may also review passenger numbers at the La Crosse airport for 2023. The monthly passenger totals dropped last June, when Delta Airlines ended its regular service to La Crosse, leaving American as the only airline offering daily flights in and out of the city.

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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