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The Norwegians have lutefisk, that much maligned transparent fish. The Czechs have their jiternice, a sausage made up of chopped skin and flesh of a pig's head. The Germans love their leberklopses, dumplings enhanced by a healthy shot of ground liver. The Lebanese tout their kibbee, raw meatloaf of ground lamb, bulgar and exotic spices. The British have all manner of inedible foodstuffs, like blood pudding, bubble and squeak, and bangers (sausages stuffed with three parts oatmeal to one part pork).
SARASOTA—This is our fifth winter visit to Sarasota. Folks ask us why we're in such a rut when we could be sampling a wider variety of Florida's wonders. The answer is simple: Sarasota has the stuff we like. Friendly people, good food, easy access to shopping, plays, concerts, movies, even opera. We don't have to feel guilty for not fishing or playing golf.
Blanket spraying is short-sighted TO THE EDITOR Blanket spraying to be implemented by the Town of Kinnickinnic on all 42 miles of roadside is not the answer for control of noxious weeds such as wild parsnip. Blanket spraying of vegetation, regardless of its quality or the presence of noxious weeds, disrupts existing stable plant communities and thus gives even more opportunity for invasion of noxious weeds and in the long run increase roadside maintenance costs.
After receiving an alcohol license at an earlier City Council meeting, Shopko, 1777 Paulson Road, has begun selling alcoholic beverages. According to a news release from Shopko's corporate office, "The decision to make alcoholic beverages available at its store was based on Shopko's continued commitment to customer convenience."
6 Gold Astrid Downey is the daughter of Margaret Downey and Craig Linnerud. Astrid is a very compassionate student who works well with everyone. Astrid goes the extra mile to make others feel comfortable. She puts her best effort forth in all of her classes. Astrid enjoys reading and writing stories. Her favorite subject is Social Studies. Astrid's favorite animal is a Puffin. She enjoys reading horror novels and retro comic books. In her future she would like to become an author, photographer or a journalist.
This weekend marks a grand tradition in River Falls: the High School Prom Grand March.
RIVER FALLS — People in the market for a new home or interested in learning more about the residential construction program at Chippewa Valley Technical College may find what they're looking for at an open house May 2. Program students and instructor Justin Borgwardt will be at the new three-bedroom home built by the class at 339 Kamloops Place, River Falls, to showcase the home and talk about the program from 4-7 p.m. The home is the second built by students since the program returned to the River Falls campus last year.
The city of River Falls, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will hold a Prescription Drug Take Back Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 28 at the River Falls Police Department, 125 E. Elm St.
The public is invited to participate in Kinnickinnic River Land Trust's 23rd annual KinniRiverCleanUp Saturday, April 29. Last year 140 volunteers showed that they care about the beauty and health of the Kinnickinnic River, and we hope you will be part of an even larger turnout this year. Plus, get a chance to meet "Scrappy the Fish" up close and personal. This is a wonderful way to explore the Kinni while collecting trash along its banks — making a difference to keep the Kinni cold, clean and free ... forever.
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC—Two representatives from Bremer Bank attended the Town of Kinnickinnic Board meeting April 11 to discuss a possible million-dollar loan for the upcoming Liberty Road project. The board expects that the loan would be short-term, as the township is expected to receive grant money that will cover a significant portion of the project, though not until construction has already begun.