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UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Wisconsin roundup: Trump's 'Thank You Tour' comes to Wisconsin Tuesday; tuition hike ahead for some UW students; 6 more state news stories
Jury doesn't buy stalking charges against River Falls man
New tattoo shop's name honors the name before River Falls
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Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
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December 8, 2016
River Falls finance director goes beyond the numbers
Hammond resident Al Rolek now has a much shorter drive to work. Formerly employed in the Minneapolis metro area, Rolek is the new finance director for the city of River Falls. The commute to River Falls is much nicer than the drive to the Twin Cities, Rolek said. And so far, everything...
December 8, 2016 - 8:51am
December 7, 2016
St. Croix animal feeding operations moratorium replaced with study group
HUDSON – After an October vote of the Community Development Committee sent a proposed six-month moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations to the St. Croix County Board, a decision to supplant a moratorium with a study group followed nearly six hours of discussion Tuesday...
December 7, 2016 - 8:46am
December 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW System chancellors seeking more funding; hand recounts for majority of counties; 8 more state news stories
OSHKOSH -- After absorbing budget cuts in 10 of the last 12 years, chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are hoping lawmakers will give them a little more money this time. The system is asking for an additional $42 million from the state. UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca...
December 1, 2016 - 11:06am
Judge: Village police can't keep man from looking through reports
ELLSWORTH — The village of Elmwood’s police department can’t bar a citizen’s request to inspect reports, a judge ruled last week in Pierce County. James Duvall, a Buffalo-Pepin County judge presiding over the civil case between the village and a town of Rock Elm man, said...
December 1, 2016 - 5:00am
November 30, 2016
City's new budget sets aside money for Glen Park, power substation, river corridor
The city is planning ahead for major projects, maintenance, and staffing. The 2017-18 budget, passed during the City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, is the city’s second two-year budget plan, though the budget and levy are still approved annually, per state law. The...
November 30, 2016 - 11:09am
November 22, 2016
RF vies for 'Best Local Government Employer' title
The city of River Falls is in the running for national local government organization ELGL's "Best Local Government Employer" competition. The...
November 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
November 19, 2016
City seeks residents' views on Solar Panel makeover: Option 1, 2 or 3
Though many in River Falls have been excited about the city’s Solar Garden since plans began, not everyone shares that excitement. Residents of Chapman Drive (just east of Highway 35), who live behind the panels, have said throughout the construction process that they are unsatisfied...
November 19, 2016 - 6:00am
November 9, 2016
Votes tallied for 4 Pierce County offices
ELLSWORTH -- While there are no surprises in Pierce County register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer and district attorney races as all candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 9:09am
Trump heads for White House after stunning defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight...
November 9, 2016 - 8:36am
November 2, 2016
U.S. Senate race is a three-way contest
You probably have heard the names Feingold and Johnson -- the Democrat and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in the Nov. 8 election.But there is also a Libertarian candidate running for the position.The River Falls Journal has a Q&A response from all three candidates...
November 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent...
October 21, 2016 - 8:49am
October 20, 2016
Shortage of volunteer firefighters has local, state officials concerned
Volunteer firefighter shortages in western Wisconsin and the rest of the state could create slower response times, according to officials. For years, firefighters have been successfully battling all kinds of emergencies, but they never expected to struggle with a shortage of volunteers....
October 20, 2016 - 10:18am
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
The fourth annual signup period begins Nov. 1 for Wisconsinites who want new health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said almost 14 million Americans would most likely sign up -- reflecting what she...
October 20, 2016 - 9:35am
October 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Achievement tests: Not even half of state kids proficient in basics; Obama to Trump: "Stop whining" about election rigging; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Less than half the students taking Wisconsin's latest statewide achievement test showed they were proficient in English, math and science. Almost 383,000 youngsters took the "Forward Exam" this past spring -- and 41 percent of the public and private voucher school students...
October 19, 2016 - 8:56am
October 17, 2016
Kinni town keeps working to modernize its trailer law regulations
By Sydney Wachtler The Oct. 4 Kinnickinnic Town Board meeting brought forth public concerns about the trailer home located on the Campbell property at 1463 Evergreen Drive. Deb Anderson, a neighbor to the Campbells, voiced concerns about the trailer to the board, labeling it “a...
October 17, 2016 - 5:00am