Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity's 18-unit Eco Village now has a 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, "official Gold Shovel Ground Breaking" ceremony set. The location for this unique housing project is West Maple Street and Apollo Road in River Falls. The Eco Village, which will include a community education center, will be built on seven acres donated by the city.
A community notification has gone out for registered sex offender Brian K. Lambert. Lambert, from River Falls, will be released from prison Tuesday, May 22, and is expected to live with a relative at 508 Spring St. A community meeting was held at Meyer Middle School in August 2009 about Lambert's prison release and return to River Falls. After that release his supervision was revoked in 2010 and he was sent back to prison. Lambert, 40, is not wanted by police at this time.
MILWAUKEE -- On Friday, May 11, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin will visit New Richmond, where she will meet with members of the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce to speak about her successful work on the Stillwater Lift Bridge and her plans for to create jobs and grow Wisconsin's economy. In 2011, Congresswoman Baldwin visited the Stillwater Bridge and worked with Democrats and Republican to pass a bipartisan measure to invest in Wisconsin's infrastructure and construct a new bridge over the St. Croix River linking Wisconsin and Minnesota.
At least one person was transported to River Falls Area Hospital mid-morning Thursday, May 10, following a two-vehicle crash on the ShopKo side of the Hwy. 65 overpass in River Falls. A police officer at the scene initially described the female driver's injuries as "friction burns" suffered when an airbag in the Honda CRV deployed. She was later identified as 32-year-old Sheena Rose Marie Singer from New Richmond. The other vehicle involved was a commercial panel van with markings of "Expert Insulation" on the sides.
Early Monday morning, May 7, it was found that the River Falls Police radar trailer had been pummeled by an array of fruit pieces and pickles. In fact, a broken jar of pickles was recovered nearby. Someone also tried to pry open the trailer door, bending the handle. No matter.
Last month it was the local spring elections. Last February it was a few primaries preceding those elections. Now there's the governor recall primary slated for this Tuesday, May 8. Wisconsin and River Falls residents vote in the first-stage of the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. On the Democratic side for governor, there are four legitimate Democrats on the ballot: Kathleen Vinehout, Douglas La Follette, Kathleen Falk and Tom Barrett. Republican Gladys Huber is also running as a fake Democrat. On the Republican side, Walker of course is on the ballot.
Wisconsin's inland-lake fishing season opener begins on Saturday, May 5, resulting in many tourists traveling into the storm-damage area of northwest Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) control officials remind anglers that emergency burning restrictions will remain in effect until vegetation greens and the long-term fire danger situation improves, regardless of any forecasted precipitation.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) on Thursday, May 3, made the following statement in regards to the recent storms that caused significant damage in the town of Blair and resulted in the loss of Kind's personal property. "I've been focused on the Blair community today, working with the first responders and emergency personnel to assess the damage and help those in need. "Unfortunately, we suffered some storm damage of our own today. Our family farm house was struck by lightning early this morning and burned to the ground.
The River Falls deputy city clerk is warning residents who receive multiple mailings from political groups for voter registration applications and applications for absentee ballots: "Even though the mailings may instruct you to send the forms to the city clerk, the city clerk's office does not send out mass mailings" for either of these. The city clerk's office says the mailed forms may contain errors that would delay processing your registration. Therefore it's best to get voter registration and absentee ballot applications directly from the clerk's office. Anyone can do this by either goi
Sandhill cranes: Standing four feet tall and with seven-foot wingspans, they are some of the largest birds in the world. They also perform a mating dance where they face each other, bow, jump in the air and flap their wings while uttering loud cackling noises.