River Falls Journal Newsroom
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.
The Kinnickinnic Watershed Partnership will host a community forum 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Junior's Restaurant and Tap House, 414 S. Main St. The forum is free and open to the public. Community members are invited to engage in conversation about current land use activities in the watershed and share their interests for the future of the watershed. The partner organizations will highlight their research, outreach and related activities that are contributing to the sustainability of the watershed.
The types of fish inhabiting the St. Croix watershed have evolved over the years, and will continue to change for decades to come. The St. Croix River Association is presenting a signature speakers series event to learn more about one of the most diverse fish populations in the upper Midwest. Dr. John Lyons, the curator of fish at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum in Madison, will speak 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the River Falls Public Library about how climate and other changes are affecting fish in the watershed.
Deputies responded to a possible burglary at 4:46 a.m. March 31 at W3373 County Road G near Ellsworth. The suspect, a Beldenville man, was later found and arrested on suspicion of burglary and felony theft. Trespassing reports • Deputies responded March 26 to a threats and possible trespassing report at N729 825th St. in Hager City. Two people were spoken to.
A panel discussion featuring Twin Cities-based authors Barbara Deese, Pat Dennis, John Gaspard, Christine Husom, Annika Hansen, and Timya Owen, who specialize in writing "cozy mysteries," a subgenre of crime fiction that downplays profanity and typically features an amateur, most-often female, detective, will take place 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7 at River Falls Public Library. Twin Cities Sisters in Crime is a local chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. Books from each author will be available for sale. About the authors:
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will present the eighth annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival April 13 — 15, with feature headlining performances from well-known bluegrass and Americana bands including Monroe Crossing, Steam Machine, Thirsty River, and Miles Over Mountains. This free, indoor music weekend features 40-plus hours of bluegrass, Cajun, and roots music from regional and local artists where young and old can stroll Main Street and find bluegrass music on every corner.
All are welcomed to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 1-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in River Falls. Attendees will enjoy many fun activities including a hunt for the "Pot-of-Gold" medallion, Potato Soup Crawl, Pub Poker Walk, open container event, and the ever-quirky Annual Bed Races. If the luck of the Irish brings you enough good fortune to be in River Falls on St. Patrick's Day, be sure to soak up this fun experience. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with the "Pot-of Gold" Medallion Hunt. Clues will be posted in
The Hudson-based string band Greenwood Tree will play 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the River Falls Barn Dance series at the Academy Gym at the former Meyer Middle School. The dance will feature all the regular square and line dances and reels given an appropriately Irish flourish by the Celtic-flavored Greenwood Tree.
Deputies responded at 12:24 a.m. Feb. 21 to W8020 150th Ave. in Hager City for a driving complaint. A caller reported seeing someone driving erratically. The driver, a 31-year-old Farmington, Minn., woman was arrested on suspicion of OWI-third offense, methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. High Bridge help