A frightening incident in River Falls' Glen Park Saturday afternoon sent an 11-year-old boy to the hospital for the night and apparently left several other youngsters with scrapes and bruises. A large limb broke from a mature oak about 1:20 p.m. and fell across a group of children gathered on a lawn. The kids were part of a larger group centered in a nearby shelter for a reunion of the Erlandson/Olson family descendents. "Darlene Jorgenson or "DJ" as she's known to relatives, was at the park for a family reunion of the Erlandson/Olson family.
A River Falls couple is being credited with saving the lives of two teens trapped beneath an overturned Chevrolet S-10 sport utility vehicle Saturday morning. The SUV with four boys inside had turned west onto County Road M. That was right into the path of a westbound newer model Honda Hybrid. The collision sent the Honda skidding off into a farm field.
PRESCOTT: A cigarette burning near home oxygen equipment has been blamed for the death of a 64-year-old Prescott man and an extensive house fire that brought out three fire departments mid-afternoon Saturday. Ken Sigerson, 411 Young St., is believed to have been relaxing in his living room recliner when he either fell asleep or possibly discarded a burning cigarette that sparked a fire causing a home oxygen tank to explode about 2:20 p.m. Fire Chief Bill Dravis and Police Chief Scott Brownell confirmed, in a press release issued Monday morning, that the fire started in the living
River Falls appears headed to the altar with Wal-Mart. It's an uncomfortable match for many of us - especially those of us in the "strictly local" community newspaper business. Our city danced with the giant a few years back and managed to chase it away with regulatory sticks and bureaucratic walls. Meanwhile, we've watched new stores appear in nearby Woodbury and Red Wing, and expansions occur at St. Croix Falls and Menomonie. When the 160,000-square foot behemoth opens at New Richmond on Wednesday, Oct.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is asking people to respond on its finding that an extensive pole replacement project through Pierce and other counties will have no significant environmental affects. Xcel Energy has proposed replacing 125 wooden highline poles between the St. Croix River and an Eau Claire-area substation with steel poles - up to 20 feet taller in some cases - in a project expected to cost $10.9 million. The PSC characterizes the line - which roughly parallels County Road M, crosses Hwy. 29 south of River Falls, Hwy.
Amid celebrating the 15-year procession of Kansas City Chiefs training camps Monday, local officials learned the Chiefs will be back for sure in 2006. The NFL team also agreed to a series of "one-year option" contracts that would keep training camp at UW-River Falls through 2010.