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A 24-year-old man has been shot and killed in his apartment late Monday night, June 27. River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque said a suspect has been arrested and that there's "no threat to the River Falls community related to this incident." The shooting occurred in an apartment building at 1473 Riverside Drive which is near the shopping center that includes ShopKo. Officers responded just before 11 p.m. Monday. In apartment No.
The five - four after June 24 -- remaining River Falls Power Plant employees are working toward the finish line in more than one sense. Sixty-one lead power plant operator Bruce Lloyd put it this way: "The faster and better we do our work now, the faster we put ourselves out of a job." The era of the 1900-built power plant is indeed coming to an end.
Police say they took seven local teenage boys into custody June 16 for their alleged roles in driving around in stolen vehicles. Some of those vehicles were later found heavily damaged or totaled. Five were stolen in River Falls. Two other stolen vehicles, one from Ellsworth and one from Red Wing, Minn., ended up in River Falls. The arrested boys were ages 15-17. The oldest is being charged as an adult with two felonies by the Pierce County district attorney. The boys appeared to have acted together.
River Falls police found a 24-year-old man lying in a parking last on Broadway Street week Tuesday, June 7, just after midnight. He'd been slugged in the face so hard that he fell and was briefly unconscious. When he woke he could recall very little of what happened. Police figured it out and eventually caught up with the suspect, a 21-year-old man who lives on West Cascade Avenue. He was arrested for substantial battery. The 21-year-old said he was angry that his girlfriend had claimed she had been harassed at a nearby apartment party.
If designs are approved by the city and some big money is raised, River Falls will have a 20,000-square foot "green," low-rent, multipurpose facility on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River available for seniors, the arts, drama, weddings, receptions, recitals, reunions, various classes, meeting places and much more by summer 2013. Called "The Gathering Place: River Falls Community Center," the aim is to provide cheap, flexible space for nonprofits and civic organizations to make use of and meet in. The Gathering Place, 404 W.
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Trying to end the 2010-11 school year on a positive note, the school board called a special meeting Monday night to approve three employee contracts for the following year. School ends this week, and these employee groups now have one-year contracts in place for the 2011-12 year: 23 custodians; 95 paraprofessionals; and 19 secretaries. In the past contract negotiations often dragged on into the next school year.
River Falls police were called to the area of State and Charlotte streets before dawn Wednesday, June 8, to find two male suspects allegedly going through parked cars. They found the pair holding bags that apparently contained items stolen from cars and also from nearby Kwik Trip on South Main Street. One of those arrested was a male juvenile from River Falls. The other was 23-year-old Travis H.
Two men, ages 22 and 65, were taken to jail for their alleged role in a battery/disorderly conduct incident at the River Falls Motel, 1300 S. Main St., Sunday at 3:45 p.m. The 22-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend live at the motel. They were in the process of breaking up and arguing about possessions. The young man's 65-year-old grandfather from New Richmond apparently got in the middle of things and may have gotten physical and threatening with the young woman. She tried phoning for help but had her cell phone taken away and busted.
After more than 27 years of doing scores of service projects and making contributions to various causes, the River Falls Kiwanis is disbanding. Kiwanis current President Susie Swenson admits the vote to dissolve the local club was "bittersweet" but necessary given the dwindling membership.