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Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Ditch trip; cable connections; warned not to shoot dogs
School District Bus Routes announced
Former caregiver sentenced to prison; husband also enters guilty plea
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
March 15, 2016
6 a.m. UPDATE -- Family seeks volunteers to search for missing Hager City woman
The family of missing Hager City woman Marya Christiansen is planning informational meetings today at the Red Wing American Legion (218 W. Fourth...
March 15, 2016 - 6:29am
March 14, 2016
Motorcycle mishap sends man to Regions
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- A Stillwater, Minn. man was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul yesterday with undisclosed injuries after being ejected from his motorcycle into a town of River Falls ditch.Trevor J. Mulack, 28, was reportedly operating a 2001 Kawasaki ZR1 at 4:11 p.m. Saturday,...
March 14, 2016 - 7:10am
March 11, 2016
Storage unit blaze ruled accidental
A fire last week that destroyed irreplaceable belongings in numerous storage units at a rural Ellsworth facility was not the result of foul play. Pierce County Sheriff's Office investigator Pete Koch said the cause of the March 5 fire at Cleary Building Co. was ruled accidental. Property...
March 11, 2016 - 10:28am
March 7, 2016
Fire destroys structure at Cleary Building Co.
Fire destroyed a storage building on Saturday at a business in rural Ellsworth. The building, owned by Cleary Building Co., was located at W7740...
March 7, 2016 - 7:49am
March 3, 2016
Fatal crash reported on Hwy. 35/65; fund for family set up
A New Richmond man was the victim in a fatal car accident Monday morning, Feb. 29. Deputy Police Chief Jon Aubart identified him as 19-year...
March 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
March 1, 2016
Hudson man suspected of distracted driving in crash that killed Megan Goeltz
A Hudson woman was killed Monday in Minnesota in a crash that authorities said might have been avoidable. The possibility that the driver of...
March 1, 2016 - 10:43am
February 29, 2016
Two hospitalized after crash in rural River Falls
Two people were hospitalized Friday after the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 65 in River Falls. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, River Falls resident Rebecca C. Keller, 63, was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries....
February 29, 2016 - 8:15am
February 22, 2016
River Falls man injured in Polk County crash
A River Falls man was hospitalized Saturday after a two-vehicle crash in Polk County. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Curtis R. Vorwald, 74, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. Troopers responded to the call...
February 22, 2016 - 8:10am
February 16, 2016
UPDATE: Pierce County crash victim in fair condition
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A 29-year-old River Falls woman was hospitalized Tuesday after a crash in rural Prescott. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were called at 7:05 a.m. to County Road QQ and Highway 29 for an auto crash. Molly Sylvander was reportedly ejected from a vehicle at the...
February 16, 2016 - 12:30pm
February 1, 2016
Man in critical condition after alcohol-related head-on crash
A Hudson man was airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash in the town of Troy that left him with serious injuries. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Klatt identified the man as 28-year-old Jeffrey J. Saas. The driver of the other vehicle, 50-year-old Prescott resident...
February 1, 2016 - 2:43pm
January 25, 2016
Workplace accident suspected in death of Baldwin man
A worker at a Woodville-based business died Friday after a suspected workplace accident. Woodville Police Chief Lori Hetfeld said in a news release that officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to St. Croix Castings for a workplace incident. Baldwin resident Brian Dennis Omann, 41, was pronounced...
January 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
Minnesota man injured in rollover near Hudson
HUDSON -- An early-morning rollover crash Monday near Hudson sent an Inver Grove Heights, Minn., man to Regions Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol said it responded to the 4:07 a.m. crash on westbound I-94 near Exit 4, along with Hudson Fire and St. Croix Valley...
January 25, 2016 - 10:23am
December 22, 2015
Van crashes, overturns with 5 teens inside in Pierce County
One of five teenagers riding in a minivan that crashed and overturned early Tuesday in the town of Oak Grove was hospitalized. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 2:10 a.m. to Highway 35 near 468th Avenue for a one-vehicle rollover. Deputies arrived...
December 22, 2015 - 9:15am
December 21, 2015
Body pulled from Willow River ID'd as Hudson native
Authorities confirmed Monday that a body pulled from the Willow River over the weekend belonged to a Hudson native. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said Monday the body of 20-year-old Madeline Brekke was discovered at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a portion...
December 21, 2015 - 3:16pm
December 17, 2015
Falling temps turn road slick, causing multiple crashes around region
A little early evening precipitation and falling temperatures Wednesday turned water to ice on stretches of I-94 and surrounding county roads. Emergency personnel responded to two injury accidents within an hour -- one just east of Roberts and a second in the Baldwin area. Meanwhile,...
December 17, 2015 - 8:09am