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Weekend Happenings: Nov. 7-9 This week in River Falls: Friday: Falls Theatre: Big Hero 6 at 7 and 9 p.m. See a preview at www.fallstheatre.com . Library lower level : Good Neighbors: The Community Art Show. Nov. 9 to Dec. 14. The contributing artists are your friends and neighbors.
An elderly woman has died following a car crash Wednesday, Nov. 5. At about 7:45 p.m., Florence Carlson, 79, 629 N. Main St., was westbound in the crosswalk at North Main and Union Streets there when she was struck by southbound driver Gerald W. Breen, 74, 525 Devin Lane. An ambulance was sent out and took one “unresponsive” patient -- identified as Carlson -- directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. According to Police Chief Roger Leque, Carlson passed away at 10:12 p.m. Thursday.
The tower silos on the UW-River Falls Campus Farm and the Mann Valley Farm are coming down as part of the Lab Farm Master Plans. Most of the old dairy facilities were demolished in 2009 after the herd was moved to the Mann Valley Farm. The Mann Valley farm now uses bags and bunker storage. UWRF's College of Agriculture Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) began creating the Lab Farms Master Plan in spring of 2013.
With Veterans Day next week, UW-River Falls invites the community to attend a week’s worth of events honoring and supporting veterans and active duty members of the military. A donation drive for deployed soldiers is being held all week. Items for donation can be dropped off in the Veterans’ Services Office, 220 South Hall, on the UWRF campus.
UW-River Falls was recently identified as one of the top ten producers of undergraduate degrees in physics among bachelor’s degree institutions by the American Physical Society (APS).
Applications have gone out to potential recipients as the Sharing Families project starts its 27th year of holiday giving. During their Oct. 24 planning meeting, Sharing Families board members agreed the program will aim to help 50 local families by providing gifts and groceries.
This week's featured photo was taken recently on the Maple Street Bridge over the Kinnickinnic River, near Subway. You could see your photo featured on the River Falls Journal website. If you have a picture you want to share, send it to us and it could be one of our weekly featured reader photographs. We will feature a different photo each week for readers to enjoy. For a chance to have your photo featured, email a photo taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A free skin-cancer screening will be held at River Falls Area Hospital in November. The screening, held in River Falls for the first time, offers people the chance to get any skin spots or concerns checked out by medical staff, free of charge. The rapid skin-cancer screening event is hosted by the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute-River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health, in the hospital classrooms from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Medical staff from Vibrant Health Family Clinics will perform the examinations.
A highway accident that closed part of Hwy. 29 in the town of River Falls near County Road E late Thursday afternoon, Oct. 30, involved two Minnesota drivers. Ashlee M. Peterson, 21, Red Wing, Minn., in a 2012 Chevy Cruze, was westbound on Hwy.
River Falls residents may soon have to pay attention to where they park. City law requires odd/even parking on all city streets, every night between Nov. 1 and March 31, between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., unless other "no parking" regulations are in effect. Odd/even parking means vehicles should be parked on the odd side of the street on odd days of the month and on the even side of the street on even days of the month. Residents should remember to park according to the date after midnight. For example, if it's 7 p.m. on Nov.