River Falls Journal Newsroom
Join the River Falls Public Library for a special night of live music and stories with best-selling Wisconsin author Michael Perry and his band, the Long Beds 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Rush River Brewing Company in River Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Rush River Brewing Company. Join library staff before the event (at 6:30 p.m.) to discuss Perry's new book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy."
At 8:15 a.m. July 27, a woman reported a theft from her vehicle parkend in the 100 block of North Winter Street. She said she noticed her front passenger door was ajar when she went out to her vehicle. She alleged the contents of her glove compartment had been gone through and most of it left on the front passenger seat. She said the only thing missing was a savings account book for an old account that has been closed for a couple of years, which resembles a checkbook. The woman said she didn't lock her vehicle as she hadn't had problems in the past. She said she would talk to the bank to make sure no one tries to reopen or use the account associated with the stolen account book.
Eating and driving leads to beanfield damage A motorist left the roadway at 12:31 p.m. July 31 and drove into a bean field at Highway 10 and County Road O in Ellsworth. The driver was eating at the time and choked on some food, which led to the incident. The driver and the owner of the farm property agreed to work out any damages. Bridge fight in Prescott Deputies assisted Prescott police at 5:09 p.m. July 31 with a fight on the railroad bridge at 248 Front St. Thefts
The St. Croix Valley Collectors Association will host its annual Threshing Bee on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Norm and Shirley Feyereisen Farm, 429 Townsvalley Road, Hudson. The farm is located just south of Hudson of County F, then east on Coulee Trail to Townsvalley Road. The day will feature a variety of old-time farm equipment in operation. Demonstrations include threshing, baling with a stationary hay press, silo filling, corn shelling and more. A variety of antique tractors, "hit and miss" engines and other equipment will also be on display throughout the day.
The nationally-touring photography exhibit Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibition runs Aug. 6 through Sept. 12 at River Falls Public Library Gallery, 140 Union St., River Falls. Over 200 photos and "behind the awkwardness" stories will be exhibited. According to the exhibit website, the exhibition aims to "explore the perfectly imperfect moments that come with the family experience and provide a place for people to celebrate the awkwardness while taking comfort in the fact that their family is not alone."
At 4:50 p.m. July 18, a woman reported that her vehicle had been damaged by a rock while she was driving northbound on Main Street between County Road FF and East Cemetery Road. The woman reported there was no vehicle in front of her or around her to kick up a rock. She said she saw someone running on the west side of the road. The rock caused a "relatively large scratch" on the windshield.
A woman called at 11:58 a.m. July 21 to report she was being held against her will at a home on 140th Avenue in Hager City. Deputies arrived to learn the woman was not being held against her will. Rather, she just wanted a ride to the Twin Cities. Deputies spoke to authorities in Alexandria, Minn., and learned that the woman has an extensive criminal history there and is a frequent drug user. The woman was transported to Prescott, where she could catch a ride to the metro.
To those of you who are angry at immigrants and their supporters: We can work together for the common good. We may have different conclusions, but we can all agree with the facts and more importantly, we all share a human heart. And yes, our hearts are tugged by the images of separated children, just as our hearts are tugged by images of U.S. children who suffer from poverty, hunger and homelessness. And, it's painful to see U.S. victims of crime committed by immigrants, just as it's painful to see Central American victims of drug cartels and gangs.
Motorcycle flees officer An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle for multiple violations at 1:13 a.m. May 7 at 150th and 810th streets in Hager City. The motorcycle attempted to flee, crashed and the subject fled on foot. The officer did not apprehend the subject but was able to identify the person; charges were forwarded to the district attorney's office for fleeing an officer and possession of methamphetamine. Report of woman screaming in woods
Cattle on the loose in Pierce County • Deputies responded to a report of a pig on the roadway on Highway 10 by Prescott on April 23. The pig was located and put back in its pen. • Deputies reported to 650th Street/State Highway 29 near River Falls for a report of cows on the roadway on April 23. When officers got there the cows were back in fence, but police did notify property owner that it was reported that cows had been out.