Former city administrator's book brings boat-racing era to life
When Bernie Van Osdale retired from his job as River Falls city administrator late in 2008, he said he was bound for more time with his boats, a book and family bonding.
Since then he's gotten to hang out much more in his big and beloved 'boat barn' at home in the town of Kinnickinnic and watched his family grow with three more grandchildren. Van Osdale also got busy penning the book that's been building in his head for 38 years.
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