A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. Brad 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. He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.
Rally timed for 100th day of the Trump administration
Alan Fry was arrested after long standoff near Westby
Photos turned up on 'Plenty of Fish' web page
Local Congressman returns from House members' tour of European nations
La Crosse marks Workers Memorial Day for the 33rd time
In 1984, local developer Dick Barbour had a proposal to replace the former Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium with a high-rise building, which could contain a hotel and a 250-space parking ramp. There would be office space for La Crosse County and Western Tech. The city council agreed to sell the auditorium to Barbour for half-a-million dollars. The Sawyer eventually was torn down, and replaced by what is now the county health department and juvenile detention building.
There was also talk of a transportation center downtown, which would be built north of La Crosse City Hall. The proposed transit center could house a taxi service and a restaurant. La Crosse didn't actually get a transit center until the Grand River Station on 3rd Street opened in 2010.
"When Doves Cry" by Prince was the #1 song of 1984, according to Billboard magazine. Following that song atop the year-end charts were "What's Love Got To Do With It?" by Tina Turner...the Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson duet "Say Say Say"...and the theme to "Footloose." Thirty-three years ago, 1984, Yesterday in La Crosse.
Woman was strangled, beaten with a hammer and her throat was cut.
Around a decade, Molecular Breast Imaging has not been approved for widespread use.
Funeral held in south La Crosse area Zielke represented on city council