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Police released this sketch of the male suspect who robbed a female Schwan's driver Friday night, Nov. 20. The robbery occurred in the Schwan's parking lot, 1050 Benson St., in the city's industrial park. The robber, who held a tire iron, took cash from the driver, then ran toward North Main Street. He probably left in a vehicle parked nearby. Police need the public's help for clues to solve this crime. Call 425-0909 or e-mail police investigator John Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The man who held up a Schwan's female truck driver on Friday night, Nov. 20, still hasn't been caught. River Falls police are hoping to have a composite sketch of the suspect available in a few days. As soon as it is, look for that picture on this website and in the Journal's print edition. Sgt.
UW-River Falls officials are expected to announce a "significant partnership" with Racine-based Case IH and Value Implement of Menomonie and Osseo Wednesday morning. The deal is said to greatly benefit the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). "We are grateful for this partnership which will provide (CAFES) with access to state-of-the-art equipment and will help prepare our students well for careers in agribusiness," said UW-RF Chancellor Dean Van Galen.
Auditions start in a few weeks for the musical classic, "Fiddler on the Roof," a joint effort by the River Falls Community Theatre and River Falls High School. People are welcome to attend the tryouts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, and also from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the high school's auditorium (front of stage). Play rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. "Fiddler on the Roof" will be performed from Feb.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) is still working on a compromise, but the end of tax reciprocity looms and could force tens of thousands of Wisconsin and Minnesota commuters to pay more in 2011 to file their tax returns and, in some cases, pay more in state income taxes. Harsdorf and other area lawmakers, including Kitty Rhoades and John Murtha, have met with some of the their legislative counterparts in Minnesota.
They ask that you look for them Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and, more important, bring some goodies. They are Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, the self-proclaimed "grumpy old men." You'll find the two "grumps" near the curb downtown at Veterans Park for their annual post-Thanksgiving food drive. The two-day collection goes to fill the shelves of the River Falls Food Pantry. Last year's haul for the Food Pantry hit record highs: 12 pickup truck loads of food, paper and toiletry products weighing about 3,000 pounds and just over $6,100.
Sharon Elliott, St. Croix Animal Friends president, will appear before the Kinnickinnic Town Board Tuesday night to talk about a proposed animal adoption center to be located in that town. The group has a 40-acre site picked out, and is looking for support from the town and then getting a special use permit from St. Croix County. Elliott said the land purchase will only take place if the county grants a permit.
It will be a busy time with much going on downtown the day after Thanksgiving for River Dazzle Dayz 2009. These are some highlights for the annual late-fall festival: Visits for kids with Santa Claus at Veterans Park downtown from 1-4:30 p.m. Nearby will be reindeer, camels and llamas. Free hayrides around town from 4:30-6 p.m. A parade at 6:30 p.m. between Pine and Locust streets. Judges will then pick the "Most Dazzling" entry. Lighting of the downtown median trees at 5:30 p.m. Art Crawl from noon to 6 p.m.
A female truck driver for Schwan's in River Falls was robbed Friday night after she returned from making a round of deliveries. The robbery took place in the Schwan's parking lot in the city's industrial park at 1050 Benson Street. The assailant hasn't been caught. The victim was described as very scared by the confrontation.. The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male holding a steel rod. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The woman then called 911 and officers with police dog arrived. Earlier this month an armed robber held up Dick's Hometown Liquor for cash.