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Judge doesn't take convict's words lightly
Wisconsin roundup: Unexpected deficit in Walker budget proposal; EMT service expansion proposed in bill; 9 more state news stories
Teacher honored for mentoring to student teachers
Two-day hunter education course offered
Wisconsin roundup: Officer among 4 slain in 'horrific act of violence'; Trump polling at 41 percent in first major state poll; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
SCVBL rosters set for Saints exhibition
Honors pile up for Herink
Giving it the old heave, ho
A helping hand for ducks
Wildcat gymnasts state runners-up
People asked to rally with Relay
Sixth annual Mr. RFHS: Come for the fun
River Falls Public Library hosts first ever spelling bee
City talks river ecology at second Tech Talk
Friday's St. Paddy's Day should be lively
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/11/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinances
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinances 2017-02 through 2017-08
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/30/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Linda L. Dulon, 58
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Grace L. Nelson, 85
Lorin 'Beaner' Frey, 81
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Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
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Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Real Estate Showcase
April 18, 2016
Request for Troy gravel pit withdrawn
Vocal opposition to a proposal seeking to allow sand- and gravel-mining in a town of Troy zoning district led to the request being yanked by the applicant in the middle of a public hearing. Total Excavating owner Chris Kusilek withdrew his request to amend the town’s agricultural...
April 18, 2016 - 12:33pm
April 17, 2016
County's February unemployment rate was 5.4%
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary February 2016 unemployment rates on March 30 for Wisconsin’s...
April 17, 2016 - 6:42am
April 6, 2016
River Falls election update: Rollin' for Toland and really feelin' the Bern
City residents re-elected their mayor to a third term in a big way Tuesday, April 5, with Dan Toland collecting 3,040 votes to less than 300...
April 6, 2016 - 8:41am
April 5, 2016
DNR spring conservation hearings are April 11
Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and express support or non-support for a range of advisory questions on conservation and natural resources management issues at the Congress’ spring meetings held...
April 5, 2016 - 12:12pm
April 3, 2016
Zoning request seeks to allow mining in Troy
Mining would be allowed in the town of Troy’s agricultural district on Glover Road under a proposal headed to planning commissioners next week. The town of Troy Plan Commission will hear a River Falls building contractor’s request Thursday, April 7, to permanently amend zoning...
April 3, 2016 - 9:50am
March 29, 2016
County agency publishes dementia caregiving guide
There are approximately 1,200 people who are living with the symptoms of dementia in St. Croix County. It is believed there are many more who...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
DNR moves ahead with dam replacement plan
The Department of Natural Resources moved forward last week with plans to replace the Little Falls Lake dam and refill what’s currently an empty basin at Willow River State Park. The announcement represents the final recommendation by the department, which now begins its work with...
March 29, 2016 - 9:54am
March 17, 2016
License extension granted for River Falls hydroelectric dams
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted rehearing of their earlier denial of the City’s request...
March 17, 2016 - 4:32pm
March 13, 2016
St. Croix adjusts jail, forensic fees
HUDSON – St. Croix County cut slightly the amount it charges work-release prisoners for electronic monitoring and will begin billing other counties for the use of its computer forensic lab. County Board members voted March 1 to reduce the per day charge for GPS bracelets on jail...
March 13, 2016 - 6:00am
March 12, 2016
County Board: Loan OKed for $5 million
Although they have asked to borrow $5 million from the State Trust Fund, St. Croix County supervisors voted 15-3 to limit the draw on that loan to $3,707,099. The resolution adopted March 1 says the draw and another $50,000 from the jail improvement fund will be spent this way: $68,530...
March 12, 2016 - 1:44pm
March 4, 2016
County Board suggests St. Croix pay tab on dispute that pits library against library
Although the dispute is not resolved, the St. Croix County Board put a Band-Aid on a library funding issue that pits the county’s largest municipalities against one another. County Board members voted Tuesday morning to pay the Hudson Area Joint Library 100 percent of its cost of...
March 4, 2016 - 10:20am
February 27, 2016
Public to DNR: speed up dam project’s timeline
A vocal public weighed in on the latest developments for the Little Falls Lake dam project -- most of whom supported plans proposed by the Department of Natural Resources. Dan Baumann, DNR secretary’s director for western Wisconsin, said 50 comments were received during a month-long...
February 27, 2016 - 1:36pm
February 17, 2016
Bradley, Kloppenburg win Supreme Court primary
MADISON -- State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley will face JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 general election. Both won Tuesday's primary, as Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald was eliminated with 16 percent of almost 250,000 votes cast. Bradley, appointed to the post...
February 17, 2016 - 9:32am
February 16, 2016
St. Croix settles contract with deputies
During its Feb. 2 meeting, the St. Croix County Board finalized union contracts that will give sheriff’s deputies, jailers, investigators and sergeants 2 percent pay increases. The three-year contract gives annual 2 percent, across-the-board increases to 46 primary services officers...
February 16, 2016 - 11:21am
February 15, 2016
St. Croix County supervisors OK 9.6% pay hike for elected officials
Three St. Croix County elected positions -- the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds -- will pay 9.6 percent more when the new officers take office after the fall election. Last week the County Board approved the raises for 2017, followed by 2 percent increases the next three...
February 15, 2016 - 1:17pm