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RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
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Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Edward R. Rang, 88
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
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Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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February 12, 2016
River Falls entrepreneur to seek Knudson’s Assembly seat
Shannon Zimmerman has announced his intent to run for state Assembly District 30 as a Republican this fall. He joins Hudson insurance agent Paul...
February 12, 2016 - 4:54pm
February 8, 2016
Bill would let kids drive more powerful off-road vehicles
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) claims a proposed change in state law relating to the use of small all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles by children responds to consumer demand and encourages family enjoyment of trail rides. But the president of the Wisconsin...
February 8, 2016 - 1:43pm
February 5, 2016
County locks in 2.31% interest
The St. Croix County Board agreed Tuesday to take the best of seven bids, voting to borrow the second $10 million for the Health Center project. Supervisors also formalized a State Trust Fund loan that allows the county to access another $5 million for other projects -- although there...
February 5, 2016 - 10:45am
February 2, 2016
St. Croix panel endorses pay hikes for elected officials, deputies, jailers
Last week St. Croix County’s Administration Committee voted to recommend 9.6 percent pay increases for three elected officials, followed by two percent raises the next three years of their terms. The committee also endorsed a negotiated agreement that will give St. Croix County...
February 2, 2016 - 11:55am
St. Croix plans extra transformers for Government Center to avoid problems that occurred last fall
St. Croix County will spend about $350,000 to build a backup system to prevent a repeat of an incident that interrupted electrical service to the county’s 911 center, jail and Government Center. The transformer, which feeds the entire building, failed several months ago because...
February 2, 2016 - 10:48am
January 29, 2016
From the St. Croix to the U.S. Supreme Court
The fate of two small parcels of riverfront land in the town of Troy is headed to the highest court in the country. The side-by-side parcels along the St. Croix River are separate -- or, at least that’s what their owners believe. The conflict arose after the family that owns the...
January 29, 2016 - 10:30am
January 23, 2016
Deal with Hudson still in the works for 2016 Tower Road Project
At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Troy Town Board again took up discussion of the Tower Road project between Highway 35 and County Road F. This is a $913,000 shared road reconstruction project between Troy and Hudson. Work should begin in late summer. Town Board Chairman Dan Pearson reported...
January 23, 2016 - 11:41am
January 22, 2016
Ready to vote River Falls? Get ready to be carded
Can I see your ID? Go to a bar and a bouncer may ask this. Or a clerk at a liquor store. Or anywhere you use a credit card – gas station, coffee shop, restaurant, clothing or shoe store. IDs are shown to rent a car or hotel room, to buy a gun, to open a bank account, get on an airplane,...
January 22, 2016 - 6:00am
January 15, 2016
Dream-come-true brought him to the right place: River Falls
Gordie Young’s lineage has law enforcement stripes – father a deputy police chief, grandfather a police lieutenant. Like his father, Young...
January 15, 2016 - 2:29pm
January 13, 2016
Plans for local business incubator move forward
The River Falls City Council approved at its Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting, a Master Relationship Agreement (MRA) between the city, UW-River Falls, the River Falls Economic Development Corporation (RFEDC) and Chippewa Valley Technical College, for the planned St. Croix Valley Business...
January 13, 2016 - 2:50pm
January 10, 2016
St. Croix Co. accepts $300,000 grant for new nursing home therapy pool
A $300,000 grant from an Andersen foundation will cover most of the cost of a therapy pool for St. Croix County’s new nursing home. When county supervisors met last spring with the architects, the general contractor and market-study consultants for the $20 million construction and...
January 10, 2016 - 1:34pm
January 9, 2016
St. Croix board kills plan to bond for capital improvement projects
HUDSON – St. Croix County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to indefinitely postpone, effectively killing, a proposal to bond to pay for $5 million in building and equipment projects. The county sold a $10 million bond issue in 2015 and plans to sell another $10 million...
January 9, 2016 - 12:57pm
January 8, 2016
RFPD has new chief
On Monday, Jan. 4, Gordie Young officially took over as the new River Falls Police chief. He replaces longtime Police Chief Roger Leque who retired...
January 8, 2016 - 6:00am
January 7, 2016
Two Pierce County Board members challenged
As the filing deadline passed Jan. 5, contests had developed for one Ellsworth district and one Spring Valley district on the 17-member Pierce County Board of Supervisors. In River Falls, a former board member is running unopposed after the incumbent chose not to run. Countywide,...
January 7, 2016 - 8:57am
Races shape up in eight of 19 St. Croix districts
Filings were strong as the deadline approached Tuesday, and in the end races had developed for eight seats on the 19-member St. Croix County Board. Ten incumbents are running unopposed, and in another district, the incumbent is not running but a former board member is. The general...
January 7, 2016 - 7:51am