- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Business owners in La Crosse are putting pigeons on the pill - sort of.

Feeding stations atop downtown buildings include a contraceptive feed. It’s aimed at lowering reproduction in the birds that leave droppings on sidewalks, awnings and park benches.

Wayne Oliver, a member of the Downtown Mainstreet Board, tells WXOW (https://bit.ly/1XnFGXb ) that it’s the most successful idea the board has tried.

Maria Norberg, owner of a downtown coffee shop and food truck, says she supports anything that can cut down on the overhead threat to her customers.

Funding comes from a city beautification grant.

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Information from: WXOW-TV, https://www.wxow.com

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