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BUILDING BLOCKS: Westside Elementary and Meyer Middle schools in River Falls

A rendering of the River Falls School District’s new Westside Elementary School. (Courtesy of Kraus-Anderson)

The schools were paid for using a $46 million bond referendum approved by voters in April 2018. Other projects paid for through the same referendum include a $9.1 million River Falls Montessori Elementary, the remodeling of River Falls High School and additions to Greenwood Elementary and Rocky Branch Elementary schools.

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Jacob Blake’s dad says son left paralyzed by police shooting

Garbage and dump trucks were set ablaze on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 by rioters near the Kenosha County Courthouse where they had been set up to prevent damage to the building. The building was still damaged and was closed on Monday. (Sean Krajacic/Kenosha News via AP)

The father of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son was left paralyzed from the waist down. Blake's father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told his son was shot eight times during the Sunday evening confrontation with police, which was captured on cellphone video and led to two nights of unrest in the city between Milwaukee and Chicago.

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‘Nowhere to go’: Wisconsin renters face evictions as emergency aid falls short

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Kelli Walton waited four weeks to hear whether she qualified for state emergency rental assistance. When the news came, it was too late. By the time the Social Development Commission, which distributes the aid, told her she was on a waiting list with thousands of others, Walton’s landlord had already issued a five-day notice — leading to an eviction.

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