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Last week Tuesday, June 18, River Falls Police arrested a 57-year-old local woman for allegedly selling the narcotic prescription drug Vicodin, used as a pain reliever, to a 53-year-old Rice...
It's been baptism by fire for the school district's new building and grounds director. Art Tobin began work in late April. A month later he was overseeing major construction at three schools -- Meyer Middle School, Westside Elementary and Greenwood Elementary.
ELLSWORTH -- Cotton candy, Ferris wheels, clowns, rides, cattle, homemade cakes and pies. Everyone remembers these county fair staples from childhood. It’s an American family tradition. The first such fair...
Soon Tom Westerhaus can kick back and reflect on more than four decades in education as a teacher and administrator.
The River Falls Journal relaunched its website today with a new, cutting-edge design. Users first will notice a fresh, open look that will allow for larger photographs, related story links and more efficient navigation.
A 27-year-old rural River Falls man was buying shots and drinks for himself, his brother and patrons at The Corner Saloon, 128 N. Main St., last week. Then he allegedly tried paying a $95 tab with a bad credit card. The card was put back on the bar counter. He grabbed it and allegedly raced out with his brother. A bartender followed, shouting for him to pay up and not to drive because both were drunk. This was before 2 a.m. last Thursday, June 13.
Wednesday evening, June 12, a 32-year town of El Paso man overturned his John Deere lawnmower after swerving sharply to avoid hitting the family dog. His left leg was pinned under the mower deck. The man's mother came out to help free his leg. Ellsworth Ambulance medics arrived to take David W. Forss to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for what were described as non-life threatening injuries. A spokesperson said Thursday Forss was in fair condition. The incident took place at N6310 490th St. in El Paso just after 6 p.m. The dog involved in the incident was a large, elderly German Shepherd.
When NCCM was forming in 2008, its owners were advised to locate a plant overseas where labor costs were cheap - Singapore, Vietnam, China. But President Julie Niccum says a company core value was to keep manufacturing in America. So startup NCCM - creators and makers of mill roll products used for wringing, oiling, tension and strip control by metal processors -- leased space in the River Falls Industrial Center just as the Great Recession began. Next year the River Falls company was named Emerging Business of the Year in St.
A 16-year-old Hudson boy said he was beaten, pepper sprayed, knocked out and woke to find his bike stolen Saturday night, June 8, during an incident at Swinging Bridge by Glen Park. Two 18-year-old male suspects from River Falls were soon picked up on the walking path behind UW-River Falls Lab Farm #1. River Falls Police were looking into the involvement of other suspects. Everyone, including the victim, knew each other. The victim said one of the arrested suspects took out a knife and threatened to kill him.
A 26-year-old River Falls man was picked up Saturday morning, June 1, at his apartment at 819 S. Wasson Lane after being accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman from Frederic. The two met downtown around bar-closing time and returned with others to his apartment for an after-bar party. Sometime when the two were alone in the living room is when the assault is alleged to have occurred. Another person from the party returned and intervened on the woman's behalf. She fled and ended up at the Holiday station on South Main Street after 4 a.m.