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World’s shortest race Saturday in La Crosse and County Board’s Rick Cornforth’s top priorities



FILE - The start of the 2018 .01k on Pearl Street in downtown La Crosse.

A busy La Crosse Talk PM, discussing the world’s shortest race back for its 19th year in the city Saturday, plus what it was like when downtown La Crosse wasn’t one-way streets and the top priorities for Rick Cornforth, as he seeks reelection on the La Crosse County Board.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show with Bags from 95.7 the Rock to talk about the 19th “running” of the St. Patty’s Day .01K that happens down Pearl Street at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds for the event go to the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse — the only food bank between Madison and Rochester, distributing goods to 120 meal sites, food pantries, youth and backpack programs in the region.

After that, WIZM’s Brad Williams joined, as we discussed some comments from La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds on Monday’s show about wishing 3rd and 4th streets in downtown La Crosse could be two-way streets again. Williams also talked about the La Crosse County Judiciary and Law Commission meeting Tuesday, discussing how to implement a Citizen Review Board of law enforcement.

Lastly, Cornforth joined to talk about some of his top priorities working on the La Crosse County Board, as he seeks reelection for a fifth term in District 19. That conversation hovered around the aforementioned Citizen Review Board, road funding, childcare and the Hillview Healthcare Center renovation and modification.

Cornforth’s opponent in the race is Brooke Bahr.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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