Bier Hall Torn Down At Fest Grounds
The tear down process began today at the La Crosse Oktoberfest grounds. It's a clean up project to remove contaminated soil under some of the buildings. It's part of a plan put forth by Xcel Energy to clean up the soil located under the Oktoberfest grounds. Two other pavilions will also be taken down. Officials says this will have no impact on the 2014, 4 day celebration as Xcel has agreed to fund the replacement of the buildings. The project should be completed by the end of Winter. The clean up project itself is one of three that Xcel has pursued on land near the Oktoberfest grounds in the last 30 years.