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A standing room only crowd filled the council chambers Monday evening, March 24 for a public meeting to discuss the city's application for renewed licensing of the two hydroelectric dams on the Kinnickinnic River. Many River Falls and area residents were given a chance to speak at the meeting. People will also have 60 days after the meeting to submit written comments.

Turnout for license meeting shows that many give a 'dam'

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A huge crowd packed the City Council chambers Monday evening, March 24, to talk about the Kinnickinnic River dams. Even after city employees added several rows of extra chairs, many people were still left standing.


The public meeting, which followed a site visit to the dams, was one of the first steps in relicensing the two hydroelectric dams on the Kinnickinnic.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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