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The St. Croix Valley Bar Association will host a series of estate planning clinics for area first responders starting Saturday, July 27, with the volunteer River Falls Fire Department. The clinics, called "Wills For Heroes," provide a will, financial and health care power of attorney, and a living will to first responders and their spouses. Over a dozen firefighters and their spouses will walk out of the clinic with their completed estate plans. River Falls attorney Max Neuhaus felt that participation in the clinic was the right thing to do.
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River Falls Days 2013 officially kicked off Thursday, July 11 with a slider eating contest, street dance, food vendors, downtown and Riverwalk merchant sales and more.
River Falls Town Board supervisors voted 4-1 to pass a nonmetallic mining law they and the Planning Commission have worked on for a year at the July 1 meeting. The new law covers environmental concerns related to the frac-sand mining boom that's revolutionized the nation's gas and oil industry. River Falls Supervisor Tom Sitz voted against the new law. He said it's too restrictive and will deter anyone from thinking about mining in the town.
On Thursday night at the River Falls High School Auditorium, Hannah Tulgren, was named as the 2013 River Falls Grand Royal Ambassador.
After months of heated debate between neighbors and confusion over the exact nature of Bellevinez Winery, the Clifton Town Board voted July 2 to recommend to Pierce County a conditional use permit for the winery, minus the proposed restaurant. The Town Board based its recommendation for the winery and vineyard on the recommendation from the town's Planning Commission. After review by the Planning Commission, board members agreed to approve the winery, located at W10887 875th Ave., without any menu.
Kristina "Kris" Anderson has returned to her professional roots to serve as UW-River Falls' first-ever associate vice chancellor for enrollment and student success. Anderson officially rejoined UWRF in her new role on July 1. "I am thrilled to come back to the River Falls campus," said Anderson. "I started my career here, so the prospect of returning to River Falls in a new position was appealing."
A Tennis Social Mixer and Bring Your Own Picnic event will be held in conjunction with River Falls Days this Sunday, July 14, from 3-7 p.m. at the high school tennis courts. The event, hosted by the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce along with Dennis (4 Tennis) Ferche and high school coach David Markson, will feature spirited play and a homegrown picnic. Players of similar levels will be matched up with shared enjoyment the prize of the day.