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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The River Falls Community Arts Base is preparing for its "signature event" and this year, it will be bigger than ever, according to CAB President Steve Preisler. This year's Art on the Kinni is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The number of artist booths is now at the highest CAB has had for AOK, Preisler said. This year's event will see CAB hosting 85 artist booths. Of those 85, nine artists will be on the Budding Artist's Bridge. That's also the largest number of newer artists to fill the bridge at Art on the Kinni.
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.
Bikes aren't the usual traffic to roll into the River Falls Area Hospital parking lot. But on June 30, quite a few bicycles did so, rolling down the long, curving drive with the riders to the hospital. It was all part of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, which stopped in River Falls, Wis., for the first time this year, according to EMS Director Jeff Rixmann. Many of the riders on this year's Midwest route started on June 26 in Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The ride concluded June 30 in Woodbury.
For many a decade, Bo’s ‘N Mine bar and restaurant has been a big part of the action in downtown River Falls, Wis. In January the landmark bar closed, but frequent patrons were assured in a post on Bo’s ‘N Mine’s Facebook page that the closure won’t last. The bar reopened last week — under new ownership. Ownership of Bo’s, 110 South Main St., is transferring to JAMA Investments.