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At the Libertarian Party state convention in Oconomowoc were, from left, Nathan Gall, Kay Haggerty and Robert Burke. Haggerty and Burke are from North Hudson and Hudson. Haggerty was elected to the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin’s Member at Large seat; Burke is chair of the Libertarian Party Pierce-St. Croix and candidate for governor in 2014. (Submitted photo)
Locals involved at Libertarian state event
6 hours 32 min ago
The UW-River Falls women’s basketball team helped distribute new athletic shoes to area children.
300 pair of new shoes given to children
11 hours 43 min ago
In March Scott Bangert was promoted to River Falls Police Department sergeant. Besides Bangert, RFPD’s other sergeants are Matt Kennett, Denton Anderson, Jeff Sather and, head of investigations, Jon Aubart. (River Falls Journal photo by Phil Pfuehler)
This police sergeant goes from teaching to insurance to keeping the streets safe
May 2, 2015 - 6:00am
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Like any other high school student, Alma Silver has plans for the future. Reaching for her dreams will take some specialized equipment, though, because she has Cerebral Palsy. A group of family friends has gathered together to form a website called “Fuel the Drive,” along with a few fundraising events, to help Silver fuel her drive to be independent.
Community actions to fuel teen’s drive for an independent adult life
April 30, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Weekend Happenings May 1-3
May 1, 2015 - 1:30pm
Pictured (left to right) in front of the State Capitol are Jean Bot, Heather Logelin, Joyce Breen, Jennifer Loesch and Donna Miller. Submitted photo.
Hospital supporters attend largest Advocacy Day ever
April 30, 2015 - 10:07am
The Valley House was the target of a burglar attempting to steal alcohol. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Mike Longaecker)
Authorities claim burglar honed in on booze, ribs
April 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Woman won’t worship ‘chosen one,’ shouts from her window to be saved
April 29, 2015 - 9:44am
Fire trucks were visible at a distance from the road Wednesday afternoon, April 29, as firefighters battled a controlled burn that had gotten out of control near the Kinnickinnic River. Though no flames or smoke were visible from the road by about 3:30 p.m., Fire Chief Scott Nelson said firefighters remained on scene for about four hours to ensure the fire was totally put out.
Controlled fire burns out of control
April 30, 2015 - 9:52am
Pierce County Sheriff Beat
April 29, 2015 - 8:18am
Hepaticas flowering in our woods last week. Their flower show is over for the year now. (Carol Wilcox photo)
Wildside: It's finally spring again
April 29, 2015 - 8:35am
Art department welcomes Chilean artist this week
April 27, 2015 - 1:53pm
Two motorcyclists injured in Pierce County crash
April 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
New River Falls patrol officer Jason Poirier has both a master’s degree and a military background dating back to the early days of the Iraq War. He grew up in Cottage Grove, Minn. Poirier’s wife, Catrina, is a neo-natal intensive care nurse at St. Paul’s Children’s Hospital.
New officer joins ranks of RFPD
April 25, 2015 - 6:00am
After a player “kills” someone they must pose and take a picture like this one. It’s then posted to the Nerf war Twitter account @rfnerfwar. Shown is River Falls High School student Karin Sollom who had just “killed” James Witt. The “killer,” in this case Sollom, gets two minutes of immunity after the picture is taken to high-tail it away from the action.
Games have begun: Kill or be killed
April 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

Inside River Falls Journal

 Bess Knott knows how to use a computer and has one handy in her Wellhaven apartment. She also emails, does Goggle searches and has an iPad. (River Falls Journal photo by Deb Eliason)

Turning 100 years old is a big deal. But it’s made even bigger when you’re sharp as a tack, have all your faculties, and can actually enjoy the milestone.

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