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Major donors and organizers of the new community ballpark on the east end of Hoffman Park didn't let a rare May snowstorm get in the way of a groundbreaking celebration for First National Bank of River Falls Field last Wednesday, May 1. From left are River Falls mayor Dan Toland, Family Fresh Market store director John Wild, General Beer Northwest manager Mike Gorst, River Falls Baseball Council president Josh Eidem, First National Bank of River Falls president Jeff Johnson, and First National Bank of Ri...

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It wasn't exactly baseball weather, but the official groundbreaking for the new First National Bank of River Falls Field at Hoffman Park was held in a snowstorm last Wednesday afternoon near the projected home plate area of the new facility.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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