River Falls Journal Newsroom
Knife threats in Hager City An unwanted man was reported at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 29 at N2692 770th St. in Hager City. The suspect, who was reportedly threatening people with knives, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and first-degree reckless endangerment.
What do female spotted hyenas and 100 women in River Falls have in common? If you guessed having an affinity for cackling and matriarchal families, you are incorrect. According to a study conducted at Duke University, female spotted hyenas may be Mother Nature's most passionate partnership when it comes to teamwork. They're masters of team pack hunting in the wild and in the science lab.
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) recently awarded State Housing Tax Credits to The Depot at 300 River St., a multifamily development in River Falls. The tax credits, distributed by WHEDA, will help create 50 units of affordable senior rental housing. Located near City Hall, the Depot will go up where the old train depot used to stand. The Depot is being developed by the Gerrard Corporation, which received $351,824 in state tax credits.
The morning of Friday, Aug. 17 around 9 a.m., I was biking back to work. With a car next to me at the intersection of Foster and South Main, we waited patiently for the light to turn green. The light turned green and the car next to me and myself proceeded to start to make our left turn just as a truck blew through the red light. The car stopped and the gasp from the passenger was audible to me through her open window alerting me to stop as well.
Impaired auto theft in Prescott An auto theft was reported at 9:32 p.m. Aug. 20 at W11235 Highway 35 in Prescott. Deputies found the vehicle and arrested the suspect, a Prescott woman, on suspicion of operating motor vehicle without owner's consent, OWI and obstructing or resisting. Knife, pot confiscated after driveway fight
Modifications to capitalism TO THE EDITOR I wonder how many folks on the "Right" (or Left) know that President Abraham Lincoln carried on a vigorous correspondence with Karl Marx? Perhaps you might guess as to whether it was Marx or Lincoln who wrote: "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."
I root for the underdogs. I always have. I don't like to lose any more than the next person, but there's something much more satisfying about having the deck stacked against you and finding a way to succeed when everyone else thinks it can't be done. If you like a good underdog story, too, then keep reading.
Deputies responded at 5:06 p.m. Aug. 18 to 1094th Street and County Road F in River Falls for a drunk person on the Kinnickinnic River. A friend had moved the person off the river by the time officers arrived. The intoxicated man was believed to have been driven away by someone else after leaving his kayak to float away downstream. Golf carts reported stolen Two golf carts were reported stolen Aug. 18 at S345 Hidden Fox Court in Spring Valley.
Firefighters and multiple police responded to a small grass fire Tuesday, Aug. 21 around 4 p.m. on Highway 35 in River Falls north of town. Police knocked down the fire --which burned a strip of the center highway median near the Whitetail Ridge business park—with extinguishers. River Falls fire engine and tender truck arrived soon after to put out the remaining fire.
Property damage At 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, police received a complaint from a city staff person who detailed an ongoing problem over the last 18 months of people driving on the grass and gravel area around a public works building at 2550 Meadows Drive. The staff person said a "trail-cam" was installed near the building. The camera showed a vehicle driving with spinning tires throwing gravel up against the building and chipping paint front doors. Sod also needs to be replaced and the driveway needs smoothing from ruts caused by the vehicle's spinning tires.