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La Crosse park board reviews expansion projects for Pettibone Boat Club

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Customers of a business on Pettibone Island in La Crosse might see an expansion of the property, as soon as this year.

New work being proposed at the Pettibone Boat Club would include a larger waiting area on the water, that could feature a tiki bar.

The La Crosse park board got a look at expansion plans on Thursday. Jay Odegaard, the city park director, is hopeful about possible benefits of a club expansion.

Pettibone Island businesses could benefit from improvement plans being considered by the city park board

“I would love for this to be a great benefit to the community, a great benefit to the park, obviously to the boat club, which in the end, makes us some more money as well,” Odegaard told the park board.

Odegaard says the proposal would have to be reviewed by other city committees, and the DNR. The park board will consider the idea again at its July meeting.

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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