Bruce Kyllo, of LaCrosse, drives his golf cart through town on Wednesday. LaCrosse was on the verge of dying, but an active group of community leaders is helping the town bounce back. It again has a bank and a cafe, and is looking for tenants for a restored building.
Randy Myklebust, a board member with LaCrosse Community Pride, believes people want to live in small towns, “but you have to have those basic services: a bank, a grocery, good schools,” he said. “That’s what we’re doing.”
Fighting to keep their town from dying, Jeannine Larkin, Tedd Nealey and Randy Myklebust, board members of LaCrosse Community Pride, have helped refurbish a historic building on Main Street with hopes of bringing in a grocery store.