School district residents are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting at 8 p.m.
Friday Night Music in the Park this week features the Tommy Bentz band from 7-9 p.m. at Veterans Park in downtown River Falls. The concert is sponsored by the River Falls Community Arts Base. Next week Friday evening at Veterans Park, same time, it's the Danger Rangers. The following Friday, Aug. 28, it's Chris Silver. That is the final summer concert of the season. The Sunday Jazz Picnic Series will run through August, also at Veterans Park, from 4-7 p.m.
A 29-year-old Prescott driver ran into a power pole just south of Hwy. 29 on County Road E in the town of River Falls Saturday. The crash caused County Road E to be shut down briefly. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported that Ryan M. Fedie was the driver in the one-vehicle accident. He was heading south when the crash occurred. River Falls police, fire and ambulance assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
A 54-year-old Bay City man is accused of menacing a couple with a handgun while they were at Kwik Trip on South Main Street Sunday afternoon. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday by the Pierce County district attorney against Lemuel A. Johnson includes a felony charge for a felon possessing a firearm, and misdemeanors for pointing a firearm at a person and for disorderly conduct. After he left Kwik Trip and police were called about the gun incident, Johnson was pursued by Pierce County Sheriff's deputies as he drove toward Prescott on Hwy.
UW-River Falls is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region that was posted July 27. "We are pleased to be selected among this distinct group of colleges and universities selected for recognition by The Princeton Review," said UW-RF Chancellor Dean Van Galen.
A 37-year-old man convicted in 2004 of sexually assaulting a small girl will be released from state prison later this month and return to live in his hometown of River Falls on Spring Street. He will remain on extended supervision for 15 years. River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque has decided to hold a sex offender notification meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 12, at the Meyer Middle School auditorium.
Randy Hanson photo - Boyd Huppert and photojournalist Aethan Hart, a frequent working partner, prepare to cover the meeting between the two neighboring governors, Wisconsin's Jim Doyle and Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty, in Hudson Friday at the St. Croix Marina. How does the son of a well-known River Falls dairy farmer go on to become one of the most recognized TV reporters in the Twin Cities?
Two men from Wasilla, Alaska, walked away from a small plane crash Wednesday night in the town of Clifton after their Cessna C185 experienced engine trouble and forced an emergency landing in a hayfield. Passenger Miles S. Haisten, 53, was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital to be checked after complaining of back pain, but pilot Mark A. Campillo, 39, wasn't injured. Both men were treated and released. According to Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Gunderson, the crash occurred just after 9 p.m.
A quarter-million-dollar renovation of the Golf View soccer fields got started Friday after a 20-year lease was signed between the River Falls Wildcat Soccer Association and the city. The project involves installing athletic-friendly turf, in-ground irrigation and off-street parking. Eight new fields will be redesigned on the east and west sides of the Golf View basin. The fields won't be ready for soccer use until September 2010. Instead, fields at Hoffman Park and Meyer Middle School will be used.
It's not every day that a River Falls patrol officer is flagged down by a suspect wanting to turn himself in. But that's just what happened downtown after midnight Saturday.