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A new mural on the corner of Main and Maple streets will be completed soon. The new art replaces the gray semi-finished paint-over of a mural done in 1998 by artist David Markson. The 2008 paint-over, done by past building owner April Ingalls, was met with criticism and controversy. The panel closest to Main Street features an abstract interpretation of the panel closer to the Kinnickinnic River. (River Falls Journal photos by Jillian Dexheimer)

Downtown wall sees color once again

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Passersby may have noticed the multitude of colors and scaffolding along the corner of Main and Maple streets.

All of this is leading up to the completion of a wall mural by local artist David Markson.


He approached building owner Kent Forsland earlier this year with an idea to add a mural to the wall facing Subway and to continue along Riverwalk.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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