Air Motion Systems, 674 Highland Drive in Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park of River Falls, a manufacturer of high-performance UV LED and UV ARC Lamp systems for the printing industry, has been bought and will merge with Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., out of St. Louis. Two major players in the UV curing systems industry, AMS, founded in 1997, and Baldwin Technology, will blend their expertise to create what's described as “the premier provider of UV and LED curing technology across the globe.”
Visited Broken Arrow, Oklahoma last week. When I opened the just-delivered weekly newspaper, the Broken Arrow Ledger, the headlines read, “Final Edition: Ledger to Close.” The subheading read, “Last issue published today.” Feb. 22, 2017.
A 23-year-old River Falls man, allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine, will face disorderly conduct charges after being found in a stranger’s running vehicle. The incident took place 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, on Walnut Street east of Second Street. The owner, while picking up her children from daycare, left her vehicle running and unlocked.
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The St. Croix County Transit Planning Subcommittee is seeking public input on the feasibility of transit services within St. Croix County and between the county and frequented destinations in neighboring communities. A feasibility study, being conducted by the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, has considered existing travel patterns and services in and around St. Croix County and is reviewing alternatives for types of service appropriate to identified transit needs.
Fake identification (IDs), most often driver's licenses, have been used in many establishments in River Falls, especially in the downtown area. Bailey Zastrow, a bartender at Broz Sports Bar, 127 S. Main St., a popular spot for college students, is no stranger to them. "We probably get at least 10 per week," he said. "Of kids trying to use fake IDs that we catch, a lot of them are pretty impossible to catch because they'll have their real name on their fake ID."
"Healthy Soils Are Full of Life" was the theme St. Croix County Conservation Poster Contest held Jan. 25. Meyer Middle School students from Toni Velure's sixth-grade science class participated, competing in the fourth- through sixth-grade division. MMS prevailed with the top three posters: Kadence Zielski took first; Ellie Mikla took second; and Keana Hall took third. Zielski's poster advanced to the West Central Area Conservation Poster competition Feb. 13 and again took first.
Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola Company have awarded 70 recycling bins to UW-River Falls. The two are working together to address a key barrier to recycling in public spaces by making access to recycling bins more available and convenient through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program. The bins awarded will be used in public campus areas of academic buildings.
Students, faculty and staff at UW-River Falls are increasingly being exposed to online “social engineering” scams, according to campus technology officials. A recent edition of the online campus newsletter, Falcon Daily, warned faculty and staff of an uptick in scams coming by telephone or email. Social engineering scams, such as phishing, aim to gain the trust of the victim.
This week U.S. congressmen and women are supposed to be back home for what is called a district work period. Traditionally they've met with constituents in person at public Town Hall meetings, listening to comments and answering questions on upcoming issues of national importance. Although U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has not scheduled a public, in-person meeting, a group of his constituents have gone ahead and planned one for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the River Falls Public Library.