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The River Falls American Legion Auxiliary is actively seeking new and renewal member signups as our annual membership drive gets underway. While less visible than the active duty and military veterans who comprise local Post 121, the companion activities of Auxiliary members provide important support for Legion veteran, youth and community programs. All women related to American Legion members — including mothers, wives, daughters, sisters,
Thursday, 9/13 RF Area Retired Educators The River Falls Area Retired Educators, an affiliate of WREA, will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at St. Croix Lanes, 1153 N. St. Croix St., River Falls. St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association
The first Tuesday Club meeting this year will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the West Wind Supper Club in River Falls. Meetings include lunch, social time and an informative speaker. The cost is $13 for lunch, which includes tax and tip. The speaker this month will be Cathy Wurzer, an American journalist and author, as well as a Minnesota radio and TV personality. Wurzer was the 2018 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Distinguished Alumnus.
At 3:15 p.m. Aug. 27, police were sent to the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The bicycle's owner said the stolen bike was a Mia model women's Nova, grey with purple trim. The bicycle was not registered and had been left at the employee bike rack on the north side of the library, unsecured at about 9:30 a.m. The owner noticed it was missing at about 2:30 p.m. The owner searched the area but could not find the bicycle.
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."