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Restored eagle sculpture unveiled at Riverside Park in La Crosse after 22-month absence

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The newly restored steel eagle at Riverside Park was unveiled Wednesday after nearly two years of repairs. Al Schultz worked dozens of weekends to restore the sculpture. He did so in honor of his late mentor, Elmer Petersen, who died in 2020. “I just hope Elmer would approve of everything I’ve done,” Schultz said. “This was...
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Time for a new courthouse, 60 years ago

In the summer of 1962, the La Crosse County Board okayed plans for a brand new courthouse and jail, to be built a couple of blocks up the street from the existing courthouse built 60 years earlier. The expected cost, just over 2 million dollars. Even at that price, the county was looking for ways to save money, deciding to have only two elevators instead of three, and eliminating plans for a fourth floor. The courthouse was supposed to be T-shaped, but that idea was scrapped, too. The new building opened in 1965, and they never did add a fourth floor until a few years ago, when the place was converted into apartments.
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