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At 4:50 p.m. July 18, a woman reported that her vehicle had been damaged by a rock while she was driving northbound on Main Street between County Road FF and East Cemetery Road. The woman reported there was no vehicle in front of her or around her to kick up a rock. She said she saw someone running on the west side of the road. The rock caused a "relatively large scratch" on the windshield.
Jenna and I went to the Falls Theater this week to watch "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" It's a documentary about Fred Rogers and the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" show, running for 32 years from 1968 to 2000. It's about the man, his mission, and it was one of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time. The mission of Mister Rogers' show was to help teach acceptance and respect for ourselves and our neighbors.
Hit and run suspect found
An unrecorded 'summit' TO THE EDITOR As Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections proceeds, alarming revelations emerge almost daily. Hacking our voting systems is ominous, certainly, though there's no compelling evidence that direct tampering changed the outcome of the presidential election.
A woman called at 11:58 a.m. July 21 to report she was being held against her will at a home on 140th Avenue in Hager City. Deputies arrived to learn the woman was not being held against her will. Rather, she just wanted a ride to the Twin Cities. Deputies spoke to authorities in Alexandria, Minn., and learned that the woman has an extensive criminal history there and is a frequent drug user. The woman was transported to Prescott, where she could catch a ride to the metro.
Reason to celebrate TO THE EDITOR With all the recent action the President has taken on trade, readers should be aware of a major achievement his administration had when they put an end to the trade cheating of the UAE and Qatar. We all know that when other nations cheat on trade deals, it hurts both American workers and consumers and that was happening right under our noses. The UAE and Qatar have given their state-run airlines billions of dollars over recent years, allowing them to unfairly compete with U.S. airline companies.
WESTconsin Credit Union offices collected monetary donations and non-perishable items for those less fortunate from June 4-16. The drive collected $3,164 and 526 pounds of non-perishable items. Coordinators of the food drive took notice of the increase in monetary donations compared to last year. Monetary donations increased more than $916. All proceeds were delivered by the credit union to local food pantries and food banks for distribution. WESTconsin extends its gratitude to credit union members and employees for supporting families in need within our communities.
WESTconsin Credit Union recently awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors as part of the WESTconsin Scholarship Program. Recipients were selected based on a variety of criteria including community and school involvement, academic progress, financial need, career plans and goals. Isabelle Barr, River Falls High School graduate, was the River Falls area scholarship recipient. Barr will use the money to help fund her post-secondary education plans at the Augsburg University, where she will study social work and Spanish.
Boat stolen in Red Wing found on Mississippi River Water patrol deputies responded to a boat incident at 2:20 p.m. July 12 on the Mississippi River at Maiden Rock. A boat, found swamped and tied to shore in Pepin County, was determined to have been stolen in Red Wing. Staged car fight draws warning from officers