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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
Wisconsin roundup: UW responds to campus 'free speech' bill; baked-goods question goes before judge; 9 more state news stories
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Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
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Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
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December 20, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker supports Constitutional Convention renewed proposal would reduce child support paid by the wealthy; and 11 state news stories
MADISON — There's more talk in Wisconsin about a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Republican Gov. Scott Walker was asked about it during a recent telephone town hall meeting. Despite disagreements from some law professors, Walker says he's convinced a convention could...
December 20, 2016 - 11:09am
December 16, 2016
Wisconsin round up: Wisconsin has nation's second largest improvement in health rankings; Standoff with shots fired ends with suspect's death; and 11 more state news stories
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Wisconsin is the nation's 20th healthiest state, according to the annual "America's Health Rankings" from the United Health Foundation. The Badger State rose four spots from last year, tied for the nation's second largest increase in its overall rank -- but UW-Madison...
December 16, 2016 - 8:57am
December 15, 2016
State Board approves recreation plan despite lawsuit; former juror to be questioned for alleged improper behavior; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the...
December 15, 2016 - 9:31am
December 14, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsin plunges into the deep freeze; state bill would require drug tests for certain high school students; and 10 more state news stories
Unlike Tuesday morning, it's above zero everywhere in Wisconsin. But forecasters say the respite won't last long as another round of arctic air pushes its way into the Badger State Wednesday. By Thursday morning, lows are supposed to get down to 15 below with wind chills as cold...
December 14, 2016 - 9:46am
December 8, 2016
River Falls finance director goes beyond the numbers
Hammond resident Al Rolek now has a much shorter drive to work. Formerly employed in the Minneapolis metro area, Rolek is the new finance director for the city of River Falls. The commute to River Falls is much nicer than the drive to the Twin Cities, Rolek said. And so far, everything...
December 8, 2016 - 8:51am
December 7, 2016
St. Croix animal feeding operations moratorium replaced with study group
HUDSON – After an October vote of the Community Development Committee sent a proposed six-month moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations to the St. Croix County Board, a decision to supplant a moratorium with a study group followed nearly six hours of discussion Tuesday...
December 7, 2016 - 8:46am
December 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW System chancellors seeking more funding; hand recounts for majority of counties; 8 more state news stories
OSHKOSH -- After absorbing budget cuts in 10 of the last 12 years, chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are hoping lawmakers will give them a little more money this time. The system is asking for an additional $42 million from the state. UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca...
December 1, 2016 - 11:06am
Judge: Village police can't keep man from looking through reports
ELLSWORTH — The village of Elmwood’s police department can’t bar a citizen’s request to inspect reports, a judge ruled last week in Pierce County. James Duvall, a Buffalo-Pepin County judge presiding over the civil case between the village and a town of Rock Elm man, said...
December 1, 2016 - 5:00am
November 30, 2016
City's new budget sets aside money for Glen Park, power substation, river corridor
The city is planning ahead for major projects, maintenance, and staffing. The 2017-18 budget, passed during the City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, is the city’s second two-year budget plan, though the budget and levy are still approved annually, per state law. The...
November 30, 2016 - 11:09am
November 22, 2016
RF vies for 'Best Local Government Employer' title
The city of River Falls is in the running for national local government organization ELGL's "Best Local Government Employer" competition. The...
November 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
November 19, 2016
City seeks residents' views on Solar Panel makeover: Option 1, 2 or 3
Though many in River Falls have been excited about the city’s Solar Garden since plans began, not everyone shares that excitement. Residents of Chapman Drive (just east of Highway 35), who live behind the panels, have said throughout the construction process that they are unsatisfied...
November 19, 2016 - 6:00am
November 9, 2016
Votes tallied for 4 Pierce County offices
ELLSWORTH -- While there are no surprises in Pierce County register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer and district attorney races as all candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 9:09am
Trump heads for White House after stunning defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight...
November 9, 2016 - 8:36am
November 2, 2016
U.S. Senate race is a three-way contest
You probably have heard the names Feingold and Johnson -- the Democrat and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in the Nov. 8 election.But there is also a Libertarian candidate running for the position.The River Falls Journal has a Q&A response from all three candidates...
November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent...
October 21, 2016 - 8:49am