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River Falls Journal
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
River Falls High School leaks still a pain; worse in the library
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Tech college alumni invited to become mentors
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
crime and courts
Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
Wildcat volleyball falls in state quarterfinals
Watch Wildcat volleyball live at state
River Falls Public Library hosts open house
Overnight snows make Sunday fun for some
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 2-4
Check out band concert next Thursday on campus
Day after Thanksgiving means it's River Dazzle
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 12/13/16 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
AMENDED FORECLOSURE: HSBC Bank v. Natalie R. Overbye; Case No. 12-CV-152
Joan Ellen Bougie, 79
Audrey Cernohous, 78
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Featured letter to the editor: Here's why I am so thankful for my dad
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
Featured reader letter
Featured letter to the editor: Character found at the Falls Theater
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
Real Estate Showcase
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
January 3, 2016
New law requires reporting vehicle sales to state
A new law will require reporting individual private vehicle sales to the Department of Transportation within 30 days. The law, effective Jan. 1, covers all private-to-private motor vehicle sales, including junk vehicle transfers via bill of sale, although it doesn’t apply to businesses...
January 3, 2016 - 10:14am
December 29, 2015
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