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Mississippi River could be two feet over flood stage in La Crosse late this week

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The Mississippi River hit the 12-foot flood stage in La Crosse on Sunday and should crest later this week.

As of late Monday afternoon, the local river stage was at 12.5 feet. It’ll hit 13.8 feet by Friday, according to forecasters.

Large amounts of water coming from the north could cause those predictions to change soon.

The river rose 1.5 feet over the weekend.

Further north on the river, the water was just over flood stage at Trempealeau and Winona on Monday.

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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