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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
Dr. Rod Raehsler, professor of economics at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, will serve a two-year term as a vice president on the national board of directors for Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics. As a national officer, he joins Nobel Prize economists Robert Lucas, Thomas Sargent, Robert Solow and Richard Thaler.
The 20th annual Relay For Life is set to be held Friday, April 6-8 at River Falls High School. This year's theme is "A Journey Through Time With Hope." It is focused on "the journey that cancer takes all of those affected on." The schedule includes a spaghetti dinner, opening ceremony, silent auction, luminaria ceremony, pizza party, and more. This year's honorary co-chairs are Janet Burns and Tammy Pitzen. The following are each of their stories in their own words. Janet Burns
Thirty-eight years ago today River Falls siblings Karyn and Chris Bye were watching the United States men's hockey team take on the Soviet Union in 1980. Chris was 10; Karyn was 8. In the waning seconds of the game with the U.S. leading 4-3 after two third period goals, play-by-play announcer Al Michaels made his iconic call, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
The Assistance & Resource Center, Inc. recently received a $1,500 grant from Edina Realty Agents in River Falls. The funds come from a portion of each closing Edina agents perform, and supports a local nonprofit. Ones that offer housing assistance are often chosen.
Journal eases life's journey I would like to express my very sincere thankfulness and gratitude to the River Falls Journal. Life is definitely a journey with unexpected twists. Some of those are good and change your life for the better. Other times, the hand you're dealt is heart wrenching and unfair. You feel so helpless and hopeless.
Initial appearances Lyle I. Carrick, 18, River Falls, pleaded innocent and posted a $1,500 signature bond on a battery charge Feb. 5. The charge stemmed from a Feb. 2 incident in River Falls. Shawn R. Frandrup, 32, Prescott, pleaded innocent and posted a $1,000 signature bond on resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia charges Feb. 7. The charges resulted from a Feb. 6 incident in Ellsworth.