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Is this my country? Does my country separate infants and children from their parents when they seek asylum? Does my country automatically reject asylum claims based on very real threats of pervasive gang violence and domestic abuse, in violation of our moral traditions and global agreements? Yes, my country has just done all this just within the last month:
It is truly amazing the absolute hatred of many people for our President Donald Trump. If you listen to MSNBC, CNN and the other mainstream media, you constantly hear the same mantra from all of them; their hatred for our president. One opinion writer must be auditioning for a spot on one of these newscasts or these are the only places he gets his fake news from. Three hostages were released by North Korea with President Trump giving nothing in return.
An officer stopped a vehicle for swerving at 3:51 p.m. June 4 at 690th Avenue and Highway 63 in Beldenville. The driver told the officer his long hair got stuck in the window and he had swerved when he was trying to get his hair out of the window. The officer gave the man a verbal warning for his driving behavior.
The Sunday Pioneer Press that arrived on June 3 had a lovely article on the 50th anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. "The river is special because it's been preserved in a near-pristine state," documentary filmmaker John Kaul is quoted as saying. However, "among the threats" to the river, Kaul goes on to state, is the threat of "invasive species."
When I was a high school senior, my dad wrote a letter telling me the story of one man's life. It was a lesson in perseverance. It was about a man born into poverty. His fiancé died and he had a nervous breakdown. This same man failed twice in business and lost eight political elections in 30 years, but he did one thing extremely well; he persevered. This man's name was Abraham Lincoln.
On May 24, police were sent to the 200 block of Broadway Street for a report of a burglary In progress. Dispatch said an unknown male was found in the garage of a residence, and had been in the caller's car at one point. A resident who saw the suspect said the man appeared to be mid-30s, white, and about 6 foot 1. When police arrived the suspect had run.
On April 3 the School District of River Falls was blessed with resounding community support at the referendum ballot. I not only write to again thank the community but also to provide a quick update on construction plans. Thank you, River Falls, for supporting education. Our community deserves great praise for investing in students and for protecting the future of our facilities. Your overwhelming public approval of our referendum was amazing.
The UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received statewide recognition as the Center of the Year at the Wisconsin SBDC Network Conference in Milwaukee May 3. In 2017, the SBDC assisted in 19 local business starts containing $3 million in capital infusion. Presently, the center assists 46 clients on a long-term basis, has provided support to 122 local clients and has graduated 20 local entrepreneurs from its 10-week Entrepreneurial Training Program.
Deputies assisted with a barn fire at N3939 150th St. in the town of Union at 8:45 p.m. May 24 that left one man injured and several cattle dead.. Sticky fingers • Police reported to N6990 950th St. near River Falls at 8:38 a.m. May 21 for report of a stolen trash can. A complainant didn't want to file a report. • An officer responded to N1811 785th Street in Hager City at 10:33 a.m. May 21 for a report of fishing equipment stolen.
At 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, River Falls High School staff informed police that a student had a vaporizer which contains nicotine. The River Falls juvenile was allegedly seen on video with the vaporizer. The student was cited $73.60 for possession/purchase of tobacco.