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'Grumpy old men' taking pantry donations

Known locally as the “Grumpy Old Men” of River Falls, Jerry Carter, Mel Germanson and Craig Miles worked the final day of their annual two-day food drive on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Veterans Park. The collection took in items for the River Falls Food Pantry, including nonperishable food items, along with cash and other household items. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia

Known locally as the "Grumpy Old Men" of River Falls, Jerry Carter, Mel Germanson and Craig Miles worked the final day of their annual two-day food drive on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Veterans Park. The collection took in items for the River Falls Food Pantry, including nonperishable food items, along with cash and other household items. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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