Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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The River Falls Community Arts Base is preparing for its "signature event" and this year, it will be bigger than ever, according to CAB President Steve Preisler. This year's Art on the Kinni is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The number of artist booths is now at the highest CAB has had for AOK, Preisler said. This year's event will see CAB hosting 85 artist booths. Of those 85, nine artists will be on the Budding Artist's Bridge. That's also the largest number of newer artists to fill the bridge at Art on the Kinni.
River Falls and other firefighters and emergency responders were sent to the scene of a structure fire near N7521 Highway 65, in the town of River Falls, Saturday morning, Nov 11. Firefighters were called before 6:20 a.m. At around 7:50 a.m., those driving by could see smoke coming from the address on HIghway 65. Law enforcement redirected traffic around the many emergency vehicles at the scene of the fire. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf continued her winning streak — which dates back to 1988 — with a win over Democratic Challenger Diane Odeen, for Wisconsin's 10th District. Odeen serves on the River Falls City Council. Harsdorf won by a wide margin, taking 66 percent of all votes. However, Odeen carried the vote in River Falls, receiving a total of 1,277 votes, while Harsdorf received 912, according to preliminary election results. Election workers are reporting an approximately 86 percent voter turnout.
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth High School is mourning the loss of a student who died in a town of Troy car crash Friday, Oct. 21. Kyra Hayes, Beldenville, was northbound on...