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River Falls Journal

St. Croix group gives up on building shelter

Not all dreams come true. Sometimes circumstances change. Diana Neubarth and the rest of the board of directors of the St. Croix Animal Friends had been planning to build an animal shelter in the county for 15 years, but the decision has recently been made not to continue in that direction.
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Red Wing Republican Eagle

Thousands attend this summer's cheesiest event in Ellsworth

Thousands attended the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival on June 24-25, showing off their love of all things cheesy. “We come every year,” Wisconsin resident Jordan Kepe said. “My wife and I love the cheese curds and music.”. This year was back to pre-pandemic operation levels after two years...
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Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine was convicted was sentenced Monday to an additional 29 years behind bars for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Marco Antonio Avila, 37, was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in prison for distributing...

Schatz family mourns the death of Danny Schatz

World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver Donny Schatz has announced that he is dealing with a death in his family. Danny Schatz has passed away. He was 74. According to a statement from the family, he battled cancer before his death. “In one of the darkest moments of our lives,...
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Red Wing School Board hears interim superintendent hopefuls

On Monday, June 27, the Red Wing School Board interviewed three interim superintendent candidates to start in July. Each candidate was asked the same 10 questions and were given an hour time slot. Board members are expected to offer the position to their preferred contender on Tuesday, June 28, in...
Hastings Star Gazette

Hastings couple hits 75 years of love

Lifelong marriages are beautiful, elusive undertakings that are often romanticized in modern-day cinema and television. They’re easy to aspire to, but much more challenging to foster. Sharing a lifetime of love requires the perfect partner, and Hastings residents Betty and Milo Houlihan have been in sync for 75 years...
Red Wing Republican Eagle

News of the past: 1922 river pageant bigger than ever

June 27, 1995, two years ago this week, the community was rocked to its core by the disappearance of 3-year-old Jessica Swanson from her Cannon Falls home. Despite an intensive search by the federal, state, and local authorities and numerous volunteers, and a continuing investigation, Jessica has not been found. Law enforcement personnel plan to mark the date with a press conference. Jessica was last seen in the home she shared with her mother, Michelle Swanson; sister, Jenna; and Michelle’s boyfriend Dale Jenson.
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Turkey causes motorcycle accident

When a wild turkey hit Richard Esquivel's motorcycle he lost control, crashing in the roadway. At about 2:56 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, the Pierce County Sheriff's Office was notified of the single motorcycle crash with injury. The accident occurred on State Highway 35 in Diamond Bluff Township. Esquivel, a...

Drivers strikes, kills pedestrian crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Burnsville early Sunday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol said.The driver, a 36-year-old Oakdale man, was heading east on Highway 13. He struck 31-year-old Robert Westly Smith, of Prior Lake, who was crossing the highway at Nicollet Avenue around 1:45 a.m., the state patrol said.The driver was uninjured. Authorities did not publicly identify the pedestrian.

Piping troubles continue at Glenwood Aquatic Center

(Glenwood) -- Piping issues continue to plague efforts to open the Glenwood Aquatic Center. After addressing an initial piping issue earlier this month, the city of Glenwood is faced with another piping issue that arose when the pumps were turned back on to fill the pool over the weekend. Jennifer Fletcher is the Glenwood Deputy City Clerk. Fletcher tells KMA News the issue arose over the weekend and could delay the opening further.

Tattersall Distilling Launches Four Spirit-Based Canned Cocktails

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Tattersall Distilling announced he launch of its first canned cocktail line. Made from its award-winning distilled spirits, the cocktails include Key Lime Gin + Tonic, Blueberry Basil Collins, Easy Street and Watermelon Bootlegger. Distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin to start, Tattersall’s canned cocktails are now available at select liquor stores and Tattersall’s River Falls distillery in 4-packs of each can.
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Alive with Creativity

Look for "Alive with Creativity Downtown” signs this summer indicating locations where artists and performers will be activating spaces inside and outside. Also look for signs inviting you to contribute to the creativity. Downtown businesses have offered up space in their shops, cafes and offices so you can watch...
Red Wing Republican Eagle

Red Wing Arts Plein Air winners announced

This year's Plein Air Judge, Bob Upton, had the daunting task of reviewing nearly 120 paintings. The 2022 Dan Guida Best of Show Award went to Richard Abraham. Red Wing Arts said in a press release, "Hats off to all award winning artists. Red Wing Arts is grateful to the artists who shared their talents and to our community which shared its support!"