Local hospitals report increase in alcohol-related visits over Oktoberfest weekend

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) –  Our local hospitals saw an increase in the number of alcohol-related visits over the Oktoberfest weekend.

Mayo Clinic Health System saw a jump of 10-15% from an average weekend.

Gundersen Health System also saw an increase, with 2-3 times the amount of alcohol-related intakes than usual weekends.