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 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.
Most people don't put much thought into getting into their car and driving off to wherever they need to go. Not everyone has that opportunity. "It seems like a simple thing to do," said St. Bridget Deacon Greg Miller. "But to them, it's like giving somebody who lost an arm a brand new arm back." Miller, in his ministry work, often finds people calling in with no transportation.
Over the past couple of months, Reubin Herfindahl has seen numbers of people coming into his computer repair shop, Digital Brigade, increase dramatically. Herfindahl said up until recently, he'd see one or two people reporting so-called "Call this number, you have a virus" phishing scams each week. A few weeks ago, he had a dozen customers who had problems related to such a scam. He said numbers have stayed similar. Herfindahl said the "Call this number, you have a virus" phishing scam starts with a phony webpage.
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. James Powers to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Superior. Powers, a Hammond native, is pastor of the parishes St. Joseph, Rice Lake; St. John the Evangelist, Birchwood; Our Lady of Lourdes, Dobie; and Holy Trinity, Haugen.
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 birthday. “On the way home, we knew something wasn’t quite right,” Loney said. “She just seemed different.” Loney’s usually sharp-minded mom was acting strange. She started saying things like “I can’t remember.” Memory problems are normal for seniors, but Loney and her sister Joni Herum — both River Falls residents — said their mom seemed a bit more confused than was normal.
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."