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Incumbent state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf said her resounding win in the Tuesday, Aug.
City Clerk Lu Ann Hecht said she keeps getting ask if people can vote for Sheila Harsdorf in Tuesday's Democratic state recall primary. The answer is simple. No, you can't vote for Harsdorf. She's not listed on the ballot. She shouldn't be listed either. Harsdorf is a Republican. This is a Democratic primary. Makes sense.
Since summer it's becoming more of a problem in River Falls. More stray cats and dogs are rounded up, processed with a vet and then taken across the border to Minnesota's Goodhue County Humane Society in Red Wing. The increasing workload of pet control falls in the lap of the River Falls Police Department. Community Services Officer Janna Grassel is given this task, but she is only part time and has other duties to fulfill. Until a few years ago, the city contracted with the Pierce County Human Society to handle strays.
Faith Lutheran Church, 545 Apollo Road, will install a new pastor at 4 p.m. this Sunday. Clayton Welch, 31, was moving into the next-door parsonage early this week along with his wife and three children, ages 6, 4 and 2. Welch is from the Phoenix, Ariz., area. He grew up in Arizona but was born in Madison, Wis. "We're just thrilled that God has called us all the way up here to this church," Welch said Tuesday during a lunch break from home moving. Welch won't preach his first sermon until Sunday morning, Jan.
If you want to run for school board in River Falls, the deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. There are two seats up for re-election. Candidacy papers can be picked up and filed at the school district's central administrative office, 852 E. Division St. Ask for Darlene MacBride. So far only the two candidates whose seats are open - Manny Kenney and Dennis Behnke - have filed to run again. No challengers have registered. The spring election is April 6. Due to declining enrollment and state aid cuts, the school district has been struggling financially.
The St. Croix County Public Health Department recognized three River Falls businesses for not selling tobacco products to minors during a 2009 inspection check: BP Amoco, 700 N. Main St.; Holiday, 1184 N. Main St.; and Walgreen drug store, 1047 N. Main St. These three on the St. Croix side of the city passed the inspection, while three other local business didn't. On the Pierce County side of River Falls, all stores and shops that were checked last year complied 100% with the law against selling tobacco to those under 18. The Pierce/St.
Bob Ebert has just become the fifth official candidate in races for city council and municipal judge. Here are the other four: Don Richards, Dave Cronk, Stan Meyers and June Cicero. Richards, the incumbent mayor, is running again. Cicero, the incumbent judge, is running again. Cronk in an incumbent running again for at-large council member. Meyers is a challenger for the at-large council member seat.
A local man driving his snowmobile west of River Falls was thrown from his machine and hurt Saturday night. He was later taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said the crash victim, Gary Moelter, 53, 444 County Road M, sustained lacerations and complained of head and back pain. Hillstead said Moelter, operating a 2000 Polaris XC 700 snowmobile, was apparently heading south on in a private field off Carlson Lane in the vicinity of County Road MM. Moelter went into a steep gully.
That's what Karen Marsh says about her fantastic outdoor Christmas display at W11386 County Road FF, town of Clifton. The first round of the region's major snowstorm struck Wednesday night, but Marsh said she's dusted off some snow here, dug out some snow there, and all the ornaments and lights should be in good shape for people to drive through again and look at. "We had a good night last night," Marsh said.
It's called the White Tail Ridge Snowshoe Challenge, and it will take place Saturday, Jan. 9, on the wooded trails of Whitetail Ridge overlooking the city's corporate park on the north end. The race will serve as a fundraiser for the Kinni Off Road Cyclists to groom trails at Whitetail Ridge that are also used in the summer by mountain bicyclists. The Jan. 9 Snowshoe Challenge will have races of three lengths - 5k, 10k and 22k.