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Boy, 16, dies after sustaining injuries in SD farm accident
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Shortage of volunteer firefighters has local, state officials concerned
Wisconsin roundup: Obamacare about to begin its fourth signup season; Wausau teen gets 13 years for killing another teen; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
Performance to pay homage to Nobel prize winning Dylan
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Real Estate Showcase
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
October 28, 2015
City moves forward with plans for new TID
The city council approved a project plan and proposed boundaries for a new Tax Increment Financing District (TID) in the industrial Park area, and commercial areas of River Falls. This new TID 11 would be located along Main Street and in the industrial park. Through Tax Increment...
October 28, 2015 - 4:18pm
Final jail design approved by Pierce County Board
The Pierce County Board unanimously approved the new jail’s final design at its Oct. 27 meeting. The total projected budget for the project...
October 28, 2015 - 8:34am
October 26, 2015
Gov. Walker visits Turningpoint in RF
Gov. Walker made a quick trip to River Falls on Monday. He came specifically to tour Turningpoint domestic abuse shelter and hear from the staff...
October 26, 2015 - 4:43pm
October 22, 2015
St. Croix and Pierce counties have equally low jobless rates
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released preliminary September unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties that show St. Croix and Pierce among the lowest. Both came in with jobless rates of just 3%. DWD said unemployment rates decreased in all 72 counties...
October 22, 2015 - 1:05pm
October 18, 2015
State Sen. Harsdorf introduces controlled-substance bills
With the Wisconsin Senate’s next floor session set to begin Oct. 20, Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) has co-authored two bills to expand...
October 18, 2015 - 6:00am