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Aldi opens in River Falls

People wait in line outside of the new River Falls Aldi off Main Street during its grand opening on Monday, Nov. 19. A soft opening of the grocery store was held over the weekend. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Lorraine and Chuck Cernohous are among the first hundred customers of Aldi during the store’s grand opening event on Monday, Nov. 19. More than 150 people were present for the event. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2
RIVER FALLS -- More than 150 people lined up to be some of the first shoppers at the grand opening of Aldi grocery store off Main Street near Highway 35 ...
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Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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Wisconsin roundup: Ron Kind among Wis. Dems mum on Pelosi support; more state news stories

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Wisconsin roundup: Schimel set to decide on recount in attorney general race; more state news stories

Attorney General Brad Schimel. File photo
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