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A 40-year-old New Richmond man who served as harbor-master at the Windmill Marina in Afton has been indentified as the individual who died as a result of a boating accident which occurred just before midnight Wednesday, June 5th, upstream from Prescott. David J. Riley, was initially identified as being from Afton, but Learfield News reported early Friday that he was from New Richmond. Riley was a passenger on a speed boat owned and apparently operated by Patrick Puhalla, 46, of Bayport, Minn. He and another man, Daniel M. Schultz, 55, of Hudson, were both taken to Regions Hospital in St.
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders will be the first featured performance of this summer's Chill on the Hill free Tuesday concert series presented by UW-River Falls. Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders will perform at 7 p.m.
To prevent large-truck crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol will participate in the annual Roadcheck program from Tuesday to Thursday, June 4 to 6, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. During the Roadcheck period, the Wisconsin State Patrol and other agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico will intensify their efforts to increase compliance with all commercial motor vehicle driver and equipment regulations and boost the number of commercial operators who buckle up. "The Wisconsin State Patrol has highly trained commercial motor vehicle inspectors patrolling hi
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce Fair Coordinator Ann Webb says there are lively and gifted headliners ready to perform at the picnic shelter during this year's Pierce County Fair, Aug. 8-11. Glen Gerard, comic magician, will open the fair on Thursday and Friday. Gerard has performed magic since age 10. As a teen, he won numerous awards for his sleight-of-hand skills. Gerard has also appeared on numerous cruise ships, including Norwegian and Disney cruise lines. His show will feature sleight-of-hand, comedy, and plenty of audience participation.
The Moose Lodge, 620 N. Clark Street, will host a brunch on Sunday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, coffee, juice and milk. The public is welcome. The cost is $8 and kids 5 and under free. Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Riders Bike Blessing. For more information contact Brian Weber at 715-425-9430 or Jim Vorwald at 715-248-7913.
Whole Earth Grocery, 126 S. Main St., will host the Bloom 'n' Chalk Fest from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The family friendly event will take place at Whole Earth Grocery and beside the Kinnickinnic River on the White Pathway. The event will feature face painting, henna body art, a kids' area, live music and beverages for purchase. There will also be a chalk fest. For $20 with t-shirt or $10 without, artists will be given a spot, chalk, sponge and gloves to create a portrait based on the theme -- "Veggie Love!" Registration will be at 8 a.m. at Whole Earth Grocery.
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Fire erupted in a town of River Falls home Sunday evening, bringing out three area departments for about two hours. Fire was reported at a home nestled off a wooded cul de sac at N8641 1020th St., about a mile south of West Division Street, on the west side of the Kinnickinnic River. The first River Falls unit arriving declared the house fully-involved with fire, spurring a mutual aid request for engines and water tankers from Hudson and Ellsworth.
The College of Business and Economics at the UW-River Falls will host an information session from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the UWRF Hudson Center, for those considering whether a master's degree in business administration will help them further their career goals. Learn about the part-time, evening MBA, talk to MBA Director George Dierberger, and meet other prospective MBAs on Thursday, May 23, between 6 and 7 p.m. at the UWRF Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Hudson.
St. Croix County residents: Don't miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee. TIRE COLLECTION There will be four locations around the county collecting tires. There is a small fee associated with each tire. Tires up to 16" without the rim are $2 each, with the rim $4 each. Tires 17" - 22" without the rim are $4 each, with the rim $8 each.