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Customers of Habitat for Humanity’s New Richmond ReStore have a chance to exercise their creativity for a chance to win a prize. The New Richmond Restore is holding an upcycling contest. It will run April 1 to May 29. The rules are simple: take an item purchased at any time from the New Richmond ReStore and re-purpose it into something new. Take a before and after shot, along with a short description of the process and materials used, and submit it to the New Richmond ReStore by May 29. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on creativity, imagination and practicality.
A 17-year-old River Falls High School student was arrested this morning, March 3, for allegedly calling in a bomb threat that forced the high school to be evacuated Friday morning, Feb. 28. According to River Falls Police Sgt. Jeff Sather, police picked up Kyle R. Schultz at his River Falls home this morning. Schultz had called in sick from school. Schultz was taken to the River Falls Police Department where he was questioned. He allegedly confessed to calling in the bomb threat. He allegedly used another student's cell phone to make the call.
Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children's book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky." The reading will be at Cultural Cloth in downtown Maiden Rock in Pierce County at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Page and his daughter will sign copies of their book and greet the audience immediately following the reading. The book is popular with elementary school aged children, especially grades 2-4.
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the producers killed her off and went on with it. But in "The Walton's" when Ellen Corby (Grandma) suffered a heart attack in real life, the writers wrote it into the script and Corby kept right on going, even though she could no longer talk.
A new shop on Main St. hopes to be featuring local vendors when it opens this October. Funktion Junktion will be moving into the space 2nd Chances currently is in. "We want it to be a collection of all different types of crafters, artists, and antique, vintage," said Mary Rohl, "(and to) feature locally made products." Rohl and her fiancé Todd Holmes came up with the idea of Funktion Junktion after renting a space to peddle their own art work in Riverwalk Antiques.
The Mendota Gridiron Club hosted its annual Northwest Badger Golf Classic at the River Falls Golf Club Monday, June 10, featuring new University of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne. Shown with Paul Bunyan's Axe, the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of the Wisconsin-Minnesota game each season, are long-time Badger fans Tom Keup, in front, Todd Voss, back left, Doug Hjersjo, Andersen, Duane Wisse and Dayne. See Sports for more photos. Bob Burrows photo
The St. Croix Valley Community Band rehearsals begins Thursday, June 13, at Hudson Middle School. Open to anyone interested in building community through music, the group rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Four concerts are slated throughout the St. Croix Valley and provide a rich variety of musical styles. The participation fee is $10 per person, or $30 per family.
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father died young and her mother had to work as a beautician. But that didn't stop the daughter, Eslanda Cardozo Goode, from making acquaintance with a wide variety of world leaders. "Blacks" like Jomo Kenyatta and Patrice Lumumba.
A 40-year-old New Richmond man who served as harbor-master at the Windmill Marina in Afton has been indentified as the individual who died as a result of a boating accident which occurred just before midnight Wednesday, June 5th, upstream from Prescott. David J. Riley, was initially identified as being from Afton, but Learfield News reported early Friday that he was from New Richmond. Riley was a passenger on a speed boat owned and apparently operated by Patrick Puhalla, 46, of Bayport, Minn. He and another man, Daniel M. Schultz, 55, of Hudson, were both taken to Regions Hospital in St.
To prevent large-truck crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol will participate in the annual Roadcheck program from Tuesday to Thursday, June 4 to 6, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. During the Roadcheck period, the Wisconsin State Patrol and other agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico will intensify their efforts to increase compliance with all commercial motor vehicle driver and equipment regulations and boost the number of commercial operators who buckle up. "The Wisconsin State Patrol has highly trained commercial motor vehicle inspectors patrolling hi