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Isaac Fuhr of the Minneapolis-based band the Wailing Loons approached the River Falls Town Board at Monday's meeting about hosting a music festival at Amy Field's farm, W8198 Hwy. 29. The event would host bands from the Twin Cities area, River Falls and university open-mic night participants. Field and Fuhr described the festival as "family friendly and all-inclusive." The money raised would go to the St. Croix Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Field, who recently bought the Lamb family's old farm, said they want to "bring artists and the community together."
River Falls Town Board supervisors voted 4-1 to pass a nonmetallic mining law they and the Planning Commission have worked on for a year at the July 1 meeting. The new law covers environmental concerns related to the frac-sand mining boom that's revolutionized the nation's gas and oil industry. River Falls Supervisor Tom Sitz voted against the new law. He said it's too restrictive and will deter anyone from thinking about mining in the town.
After months of heated debate between neighbors and confusion over the exact nature of Bellevinez Winery, the Clifton Town Board voted July 2 to recommend to Pierce County a conditional use permit for the winery, minus the proposed restaurant. The Town Board based its recommendation for the winery and vineyard on the recommendation from the town's Planning Commission. After review by the Planning Commission, board members agreed to approve the winery, located at W10887 875th Ave., without any menu.
After months of heated debate about the Bellevinez Winery, the Clifton Town Board voted Tuesday night, July 2, to recommend to Pierce County a conditional use permit for the winery -- minus the proposed restaurant.
UW-River Falls will join more than 700 other college campuses across the United States when it becomes a tobacco-free campus next month. Starting July 1, smoking or the use of...
Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children's book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky." The reading will be at Cultural Cloth in downtown Maiden Rock in Pierce County at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Page and his daughter will sign copies of their book and greet the audience immediately following the reading. The book is popular with elementary school aged children, especially grades 2-4.
On Sunday, June 30, the River Falls Youth Hockey Association is hosting a variety show at the River Falls High School Auditorium at 3 p.m. The show will include the magic of Charles and the Lady, Dancing Gauchos, circus acts, clowns, musical revues and more. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Tickets will be on sale at the gate one hour before the show. Proceeds will benefit the youth hockey association. River Falls High School is located at 818 Cemetery Rd.
Members of the Spring Valley Wisconsin Royalty visited the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 Memorial Helicopter on display at the Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chapter 331 provided Spring Valley residents an opportunity to witness first-hand, a piece of history flown by local pilots in combat.
Late Thursday, June 13, after 11 p.m. a 16-year-old local boy ran into a tree with his car on County Road FF one mile west of 1015th Street in the town of River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has identified the injured driver as Jonathan R. Meyer. He was driving a 1997 Ford Aspire east when he lost control around a curve in the road and struck a tree. Meyer was taken to the hospital by River Falls Area Ambulance. River Falls police and fire assisted. Meyer finished his sophomore year this month at River High School.
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the producers killed her off and went on with it. But in "The Walton's" when Ellen Corby (Grandma) suffered a heart attack in real life, the writers wrote it into the script and Corby kept right on going, even though she could no longer talk.