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The Our Neighbors Place overnight homeless shelter has four units that are fully furnished. This one comes with a bunk bed that Katie Morsch, 31, stands next to. Morsch was hired as Our Neighbors Place director earlier this year. (River Falls Journal photos by Phil Pfuehler.)

Homeless shelter: Making a statement about repaying city loan

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Mary Jo Sutton, Our Neighbors Place board president, says making a final mortgage payment and paying off a city loan for the overnight homeless shelter a year ahead of time sends a strong message.

“It should tell the River Falls public and the City Council that we are not a fly-by-night operation, that we keep our word, and that we pay back what we borrow,” she said. “This is very big for us.”

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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