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In preparation for the Lies and Lures fundraising event, the Lies and Lures judges had dinner and took a picture with Flat (Bruce) Foster, which will also be available for photographs during the Lies and Lures event. Front Row: Judie Foster Babcock, Flat Foster, Jennifer O'Neill, Darcy Crandell; Second Row: Tom Elbert, Cedric Ellingson, David Vold, Melissa Crayford, Todd Andrews. Submitted photo

No lie, people urged to party and tell some 'fish tails'

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Five generations ago, Joel Foster was recognized as establishing the town of River Falls after venturing here to find a fishing hole he heard was great.

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"He decided this would be a good place to live," said David Babcock, a member of the Foster Community Foundation.

In 1848 he claimed a "chunk of land, which is right by the cascade bridge to the power dam" and persuaded his friends and family to come live in the area with him, said Babcock.

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