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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River Falls will honor police officers who have died in the line of duty, and recognize the contributions of officers in St. Croix, Pierce and Pepin Counties at the River Valley Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at River Falls High School, 818 Cemetery Road. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf continued her winning streak — which dates back to 1988 — with a win over Democratic Challenger Diane Odeen, for the 10th State Senate Seat...
Montana James Brandt, 19, a New Richmond man, was identified as the victim of a fatal crash Monday, Feb. 29, in River Falls. Emergency responders were called to the one...
After about a year of operating with no bishop, the Catholic Diocese of Superior, which includes Hudson, will soon have a new leader. Pope Francis has appointed The Very Rev...
UPDATE (3:06 p.m., Dec. 31, 2014): A missing River Falls teen has been found and is now back with her family. According to Chief Deputy Scott Knudson of the St...
They’d seen signs before, but Lori Loney and her siblings first realized there was something wrong with their mom, Kelly Strand, after taking her to San Francisco for her 80th...
Somerset area parents have a new option for childcare. Sonshine Learning Center, a New Richmond-based daycare, has opened a new location in Somerset. "We (had) been praying about where God wanted us to go next with our Christian childcare," said co-owner Kris Dodge, "and Somerset was very clearly laid on both of our hearts."
Crowds of people, from small children to adults, came to participate in and watch the third annual Yellowstone Trail Road Race Saturday, June 29, in Roberts. The run actually consisted of three separate races, an eight-mile run that started in Hammond near the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road TT, a 5K loop through Roberts and a two-and-a-half block kids' fun run. The kids' fun run was new this year, according to Lisa Christensen, who coordinated the event with Tera Busker.
The St. Croix County branch of the Salvation Army kicked off its "Christmas in July" campaign Friday, June 28. The campaign will last through the month of July. According to Duana Bremer, director of the Salvation Army of St. Croix County, the money is needed to allow the Salvation Army to continue its programs locally. Programs include providing gas vouchers to help people afford gas to get to work and other important appointments, rent and utilities assistance, Grace Place Homeless Shelter in Somerset and other programs. Bremer said funds are so low this year, the St.
The St. Croix Central School District had planned to hold its 2013 elementary summer school program at the middle school before the April 30 fire closed the elementary school building. This was due to planned upgrades to the school, said summer school director Nic Haug. So far, the middle school location has been working out very well, Haug said. "A lot of our teachers were already thinking of different ways of teaching," Haug said. "They were already in the mindset of 'this is what we do with the stuff we have.'"