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Wisconsin's new voter ID law has been shut down until a judge can hold a trial and decide if it's constitutional. Dane County Judge David Flanagan granted a temporary injunction today in a lawsuit from the NAACP and the Milwaukee Hispanic group, Voces de la Frontera. The injunction means Wisconsin voters will not have to show their photo ID's or sign voter books April 3 when the state's presidential primary and local elections are held. Flanagan will hold a trial April 16 to determine if the voter law should be struck down permanently. The lawsuit is one of four filed by various groups aga
The public is invited to attend the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever 25th annual banquet on Saturday, March 10, at River Falls Golf Club, at 1011 Co. Rd. M. "Crowing Hour" begins at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with a live auction at 8:30 p.m. There will be good food and great prizes, including a Smith & Wesson Conceal and Carry handgun, hunting and fishing equipment, electronics and much, much more. Call Shannon at 715-246-3977 or email email@example.com for more information or donations.
Comcast cable TV viewers will be able to watch the WIAA Boys and Girls State Hockey Tournament championship games live Saturday from the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The girls' championship game will be aired Saturday at noon with the boys' game at 2:30 p.m.
Women from across the country have entered Maurices Main Street Model Search, competing to be among 12 finalists chosen to model for Maurices in upcoming fall, holiday and spring clothing campaigns. The top 12 models will each receive a photo shoot at an iconic fashion shoot destination and national exposure at Maurices locations, www.maurices.com , mailers and social media. They will also be awarded a $1,500 Maurices gift card and a $7,500 charitable makeover for a nonprofit in their hometowns. Area women entered in the contest include Leanne Walker, 33, of River Falls; Emily Deiss, 19, of
The public is invited to attend the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever 25th annual banquet on Saturday, March 10, at River Falls Golf Club, at 1011 Co. Rd. M. "Crowing Hour" begins at 4 p.m. There will be good food and great prizes, including a Smith & Wesson Conceal and Carry handgun, hunting and fishing equipment, electronics and much, much more. Call Shannon at 715-246-3977 for more information or donations or go to www.facebook.com/kinnipf .
The 11th annual fundraiser has been set for Nickolas' Gift, a program formed to provide "care packages" for families of newborns experiencing medical emergency situations at the hospital. The event, held at Johnnie's Bar, 116 N. Main St., will begin at noon Saturday, Feb.
I well remember the late 1950s when I was finally in the market to buy a car. Suddenly, all manner of teeny little cars were appearing on the market. They weren't hilarious little cars, like the Crosley, made by the refrigerator manufacturer in Cincinnati or the Henry J, which you could order from the catalog. The cars I'm talking about were from Europe. There was Renault Dauphine, the Panhard Dyna and the Simca from France, the Skoda from Czechoslovakia, the Fiat 500 from Italy, Morris Minor from Britain.
Thirteen UW-River Falls students have roles in the upcoming University Theatre performance of "Almost, Maine," a romantic comedy written by John Cariani. Performances are set for Feb. 23-25, 28, 29, and March 1-3 in the Syse Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on campus. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. On a clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems. Nine stories of romance take place on a single night in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. Cariani gives us a glimpse of what the people are like in a small-town in northern New England.
A memorial service for George R. Field, chancellor of UW-River Falls until 1985, will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls. Field, 82, died Friday, Feb. 10th at United Hospital in St. Paul following a short illness. There will be no visitation prior to the service, but friends and admirers are invited to a gathering following the service at the University Center, according to Cashman Hill Funeral Home. Although field retired in 1985, he remained an active lifestyle in the River Falls community.
Here's a book I wish I could have read five years ago, just before I took my first and probably last trip to China. As a newcomer to oriental travel I was incredibly impressed with the mammoth construction projects, the swirl of people and traffic (one day in Beijing a taxi hit our tour bus and our driver just chuckled and kept on driving) and the general orderliness of the cities and its millions.