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UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
UWRF community warned about increase in phishing, other scams
Wisconsin roundup: Vets ask Walker to reverse course on prevailing wage issue; could snowstorm save Birkie?; 7 more state news stories
Council raises park pool fees for nonresidents
crime and courts
Wildcats BRC champs
Falcon men clinch WIAC title
Memories resound as UWRF's Karges Center era closes
Small town kids, big league dreams
Kamrowski wins BRC/DSC Challenge
Darn that storm: Coffee concert canceled
Flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination
She's bringing song back; feel free to join
Wanted in Pierce County: Century and sesquicentennial farmers
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/7/17 Public Hearing re: Eagle Storage Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinance 2017-06
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
SHARING FAMILIES: 3/3/17 Annual Meeting Notice
SUMMONS: Applegate Inc. v. Elizabeth DeLabio; Case No. 17-SC-57
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Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Regina C. Larson, 84
Freida K. Ylvisaker, 93
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
Real Estate Showcase
Council raises park pool fees for nonresidents
Non-city residents will pay slightly more to use the Glen Park pool this summer. The City Council voted 4-3 to amend the city's 2017 fee schedule for pool use during its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14. The price changes are slight; for example, daily prices go up by .50 cents. That...
12 hours 33 min ago
February 19, 2017
Town discusses how to connect with the elderly
After several older residents previously expressed how they've experienced difficulty in accessing Kinnickinnic's online newsletter, The Current, and preferred print copies, the Town Board discussed the matter at the Feb. 7 meeting. "They've lost touch with what's going on with the...
February 19, 2017 - 5:00am
February 16, 2017
These four duke it out in city primary
There is a Tuesday, Feb. 21, primary election in River Falls for District 1 voters. There is also a statewide primary for Wisconsin superintendent...
February 16, 2017 - 4:57pm
Walker budget calls for more education funding
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker called for new spending on education and a reduction in taxes in his budget presentation last week to Wisconsin lawmakers. The Republican governor said the impact of Act 10 policies issued in 2011 have led to reinvestments in the state reflected in...
February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 31, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Beloit College leader after threats: ‘Let us reject hate;' UW advises Muslim students not to leave U.S.; and 11 more state news stories
BELOIT -- Beloit College president Scott Bierman tells his campus community, "Let us reject hate together." That's after threats against two students at campus dorm rooms since last Friday. The private school says an anti-Semitic note was slipped past the door of a student's room...
January 31, 2017 - 7:36am
January 30, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: State will soon seek Medicaid changes for childless adults; Feds: State ACT exam inadequate for federal accountability; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Childless adults would pay more for Medicaid, take drug tests and have their coverage limited to four years in a request the state will soon make to the Trump administration. State Medicaid director Michael Heifetz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the feds will soon be...
January 30, 2017 - 8:53am
January 25, 2017
River Falls Town Board: Caucusing, braving the elements
The River Falls Town Board held its caucus for the spring election. The caucus was Jan. 17 before the regular Town Board meeting. The election itself will take place Tuesday, April 4. Town Board Supervisor Brad Mogen called Chairwoman Diana Smith near the beginning of the caucus to...
January 25, 2017 - 9:40am
January 24, 2017
Assemblyman to hold in-district public meeting
Newly elected state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) has announced he will hold his first in-district session from 12-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road in Hudson. This event is open to all residents of District 30 and will serve...
January 24, 2017 - 8:29am
January 17, 2017
Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day set for Feb. 8
MADISON -- Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the annual Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day.
January 17, 2017 - 7:00am
January 12, 2017
New 'Story Maps' a virtual walk through time
Thanks to the work of a city intern, there is a new way to explore River Falls. Intern Tyler Galde has created two new Story Maps. The interactive...
January 12, 2017 - 4:09pm
December 28, 2016
Greater St. Croix Legislative Day is early February
Leaders from Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn, and Polk counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the annual Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day. A variety of representatives from business, industry, education, and civic organizations join together...
December 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 25, 2016
No matter what the grade, their policy passed
They may not have been sure yet how they'd done in their Politics of American Cities class, but last Tuesday a group of UW-River Falls students...
December 25, 2016 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
River Falls, Troy at odds over annexation
A legal battle is underway in St. Croix County over a piece of farmland annexed by River Falls that town of Troy officials argue was an illegal action. The town filed a lawsuit in September alleging the annexation of 292 acres of land, which doesn't share a border with River Falls,...
December 23, 2016 - 5:00am
December 20, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker supports Constitutional Convention renewed proposal would reduce child support paid by the wealthy; and 11 state news stories
MADISON — There's more talk in Wisconsin about a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Republican Gov. Scott Walker was asked about it during a recent telephone town hall meeting. Despite disagreements from some law professors, Walker says he's convinced a convention could...
December 20, 2016 - 11:09am
December 16, 2016
Wisconsin round up: Wisconsin has nation's second largest improvement in health rankings; Standoff with shots fired ends with suspect's death; and 11 more state news stories
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Wisconsin is the nation's 20th healthiest state, according to the annual "America's Health Rankings" from the United Health Foundation. The Badger State rose four spots from last year, tied for the nation's second largest increase in its overall rank -- but UW-Madison...
December 16, 2016 - 8:57am