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Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
River Falls advances in Legion State Tourney
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Around River Falls, mid-summer gardens bloom with colorful splashes
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Dorothy "Dodie" Sazama age 75
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Town of River Falls: Canines – one is far-seeing, one neglected, all needed a license
Treasurer Rita Kozak updated the Town Board on dog licenses, saying that 35 dogs had been licensed in in just the last couple of weeks. A form for licensing dogs was included in the tax letters sent out earlier this month. Required information includes date of rabies vaccination and...
December 29, 2015 - 10:24am
December 24, 2015
Congressman Duffy weighs in on gun control, travel visas, access to Packer telecasts; praises House Speaker Ryan
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said tighter restrictions on travel visas don’t go far enough in the wake of a terrorist attack last month in Paris. The...
December 24, 2015 - 4:00pm
December 19, 2015
Hills of Troy, recycling center, bike trails topics at Troy meet
Steve McFarland approached the Troy Town Board at its Dec. 10 meeting. McFarland had bought the 164 acres that are left in the Hills of Troy development. He requested an extension of the 2005 developers’ agreement and preliminary plat approval. That agreement was to expire on Dec....
December 19, 2015 - 11:47am
December 18, 2015
River Falls school board: Still only two running
For the spring elections, there are three open seats on the seven-member school board. So far, only two have declared their candidacies. Those two are: Manny Kenney and Amy Halvorson. Kenney is a long-time school board incumbent. Halvorson applied for a school board vacancy last summer...
December 18, 2015 - 10:50am
December 17, 2015
St. Croix administrators: Woman quits, man files discrimination complaint
HUDSON -- The woman who would have become St. Croix’s second-in-command Jan. 1 turned in her resignation last week after the county’s former emergency support services director claimed her influence was a factor that led to his dismissal. Kirsten Ziliak’s role with the county...
December 17, 2015 - 4:59pm
December 16, 2015
River Falls mayor’s seat: Toland has a challenger
Candidate filing for local offices in the spring election is well underway. In the race for mayor, incumbent Dan Toland has filed as a candidate, but so has Aaron Taylor, who is the current District #4 council member. That means Toland will face Taylor in the April election for mayor....
December 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
December 13, 2015
St. Croix Co. hires HR director, finalizes PTO payout change
During its Dec. 1 meeting, the St. Croix County Board hired a human resources director and confirmed changes to the paid-time-off payout policy for county staff. After over eight months without a person in that role, the board voted last week to hire Heather Murray as its human services...
December 13, 2015 - 1:12pm
December 5, 2015
Plan to borrow $5 million for St. Croix projects fails
A proposal to borrow $5 million for a list of repair projects failed to get the supermajority of support needed from St. Croix County Board members Tuesday. The cost of the projects on the list that accompanied the resolution totaled $5.7 million. Administrators said the list would...
December 5, 2015 - 12:37pm
November 25, 2015
City to repair Sycamore water tower
The River Falls City Council voted in its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, to move forward with plans for work to be done on one of the city's water towers. The council approved a bid for $642,950 for rehabilitation of the Sycamore Street water tower, to the company Classic Protective...
November 25, 2015 - 4:13pm
November 23, 2015
Troy: Tower Road, which side are you on?
Tower Road is no ordinary road and repairing it is no ordinary project. The Troy Town Board met for three hours Nov. 12. Some of that time was spent talking about the project report, prepared by engineering consultants Bolton and Menk of St. Paul. Part of Tower Road belongs...
November 23, 2015 - 11:37am
November 14, 2015
St. Croix County buys park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board voted last week to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres with 1,360 feet of shoreline on Bass Lake for a county park. This will be the third land purchase using $2 million in St. Croix River Crossing mitigation funds allocated to the county. About $880,000...
November 14, 2015 - 12:43pm
November 13, 2015
St. Croix board adopts 2016 budget with small increase for taxpayers
HUDSON -- After extensive discussion of three items last week, the St. Croix County Board adopted a 2016 budget that will raise the property tax levy by a little over $1 million and result in a slight increase for the average homeowner. The issues that provoked the most discussion...
November 13, 2015 - 2:54pm
November 2, 2015
St. Croix Co. plans to buy park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board will be asked Nov. 3 to vote to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres on Bass Lake for a county park. This will be the third land purchase using $2 million in St. Croix River Crossing mitigation funds allocated to the county, said Ellen Denzer, the county’s...
November 2, 2015 - 11:29am
Supervisors complain county budget wasn’t in readable form
After some supervisors protested they hadn’t been able to read the document, the St. Croix County Administration Committee voted last week to send the proposed 2016 budget to the full County Board with no recommendation. The budget would raise the property tax levy over $1 million...
November 2, 2015 - 9:27am
October 31, 2015
Sediment levels focus of Willow River meeting
Sediment is passing below the dismantled Little Falls Lake dam along the Willow River, but not at a level that’s concerning to Department of Natural Resources officials. That was one of several messages conveyed during an Oct. 20 meeting at Hudson Town Hall, where community members...
October 31, 2015 - 11:26am