Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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The first day of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in River Falls came and went seamlessly, save for some long traffic backups and early anxiety by hundreds of volunteers, trying to make good impressions. State troopers, deputies and local police were out in force by 6 a.m., shepherding motorists and shuttle buses. At 9:30 a.m. traffic on westbound Hwy. 29 was stop-and-go from the show grounds all the way into River Falls - about two miles - but the bottleneck cleared quickly. The show grounds remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 8 a.m.
An early morning fire Saturday displaced one man and may have killed at least one pet. River Falls firefighters were alerted to the structure fire at W8971 710th Ave. in the town of River Falls at 6:10 a.m. When the first truck arrived, the living room and west end of a two-story farm house were engulfed in flames. Within minutes, crews had the fire knocked down but took about an hour to expose and extinguish fire in walls and ceiling of the home. Pierce County land records indicate the farm, located about quarter-mile west of CTH O and about two miles off Hwy.