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Motorists getting out of town this weekend are advised to drive carefully and plan ahead as the season's first major snowfall is expected to hit parts of southern Wisconsin Friday, Dec. 8. Flurries are expected to begin in southern and eastern parts of the state Friday afternoon, with higher snowfall totals toward Lake Michigan. Wisconsin Department of Transportation warns of snow-covered roads and limited visibility. The transportation department encourages motorists to check the National Weather Service, www.weather.gov , before venturing out on roadways.
Cold weather isn't stopping work on the new Highway 63 bridge over the Mississippi River. This aerial footage of the project was filmed Dec. 1, 2017. Get caught up on the multi-year construction project at the links below:
Neal Ronquist is the new publisher for RiverTown Multimedia. Ronquist continues as publisher of the Duluth News Tribune group as well. His expanded role began last week.
Minnesota Department of Health used a petitioning process to solicit public input on potential qualifying conditions. The process included public comments, a citizens' review panel and a set of research summaries for each condition prepared by MDH staff.
According to the report from the controlling branch of the House and Senate, the new tax code proposed will add over $428 to the national deficit for every man, woman, and child in the United States every year for the next 10 years. That's over a $150 billion a year added to the national deficit and it sounds like that is acceptable to the majority party.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Art Scholarship Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 13 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The sale is open to the public. Choose from a selection of studio arts including glass, ceramics, painting, fibers, printmaking, photography and mixed media. An investment in quality artwork for you or as a gift provides valuable contributions toward the continued education of art students at UWRF.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Masquers Club will present "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-9 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play is open to the public.
MADISON — Besides creating memories and family traditions, cutting a real Christmas tree benefits the economy and environment. "A real Christmas tree is an environmentally-friendly option that also supports local Christmas tree growers," said Sarah Marketon, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's director of communications. "With many consumers showing a preference for local products, the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a real tree is great option."
A caller reported a possible dog theft Nov. 16 from a farm on Highway 10 in Ellsworth. A possible witness was identified. Low-flying plane A caller reported a low-flying plane at 4:18 p.m. Nov. 13 near 690th Street and 810th Avenue in River Falls. Extra patrol was requested. Suspicious lights • A suspicious light was reportedly seen in the woods at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 13 near 3247 875th St. in Hager City. A deputy checked, but couldn't find the light in question.
ELLSWORTH — National speaker Tasha Schuh recently announced "An Evening of Hope" an event to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Abundant Life Church, 896 State Road 65, River Falls. This event celebrates and commemorates the 20-year anniversary of Schuh's accident that left her paralyzed after falling through a trap door during her high school musical rehearsal. The event will be a night of hope, motivation and inspiration including Schuh's message, music from Sparrows Rising, and family and friends sharing how Schuh's story has inspired them to move forward.