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La Crosse Kwik Trip to get $328,000 in funding to set up EV charging station

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FILE - A Kwik Trip in La Crosse is among more than 50 businesses getting grants for electric car chargers.

A Kwik Trip on La Crosse’s north side was chosen as one of more than 50 locations in Wisconsin to get funding for installing electric vehicle charging stations.

Just over $23 million in federal grants distributed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be used to develop EV charging stations around the state.

The Kwik Trip on West George Street in La Crosse will receive $328,000 for the project, while a Road Ranger station at the interstate exit in Oakdale is being awarded $972,000.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Thursday that 53 businesses were chosen to get grants out of more than 200 in Wisconsin that applied.

Businesses receiving those grants are required to provide at least 20 percent of the project cost through private funding.

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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  1. R Head

    May 24, 2024 at 8:41 am

    Will you be able to plug in electric bike so people can ride on all the bike lanes in La cross

  2. Tom

    May 24, 2024 at 10:32 am

    Does anyone recall gov’t funding to establish gas stations during the infancy of the automobile? Or even gov’t funding for establishing of Livery Stables back in the day? No? I didn’t think so. So what gives gov’t the authority to spend our money to do this?

    Entrepreneurship is squelched by the gov’t. If the people want it, enterprising entities will make it happen. If the gov’t has to do it, you know it’s bound to be a failure.

  3. Walden

    May 24, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Think about it…$328k for an electrical hookup at a single store. Government at its best.

    This deserves an FJB.

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