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All about birds: 'Can-do' club posts at DeSanctis
Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Edward R. Rang, 88
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
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
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Real Estate Showcase
September 26, 2016
Drivers, if you see orange cones, put down the phones
A new Wisconsin law takes effect Saturday, Oct. 1, making it illegal to talk on a hand-held mobile device while driving through a work zone. The law is part of Wisconsin’s continued efforts to reduce distracted driving and enhance highway safety. “Holding a phone up to the ear...
September 26, 2016 - 5:04pm
One more time: Sirens to blare
The last siren test of the 2016 season will occur in River Falls at 1 p.m . Monday, Sept. 26. River Falls Police Chief Gordie Young said the testing of the city's Early Weather Warning siren program will resume again in March 2017. The city's network of sirens are activated to alert...
September 26, 2016 - 10:00am
September 19, 2016
River Falls on path to add Swinging Bridge to national list of historic places
Residents of River Falls may see a favorite local spot become more popular if it gets listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The River Falls Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) recently completed a Historical and Architectural Resources Survey of notable buildings...
September 19, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 8, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker has no opinion yet on free computers for freshmen; schools evacuate, river warnings continue
Gov. Scott Walker is not sure yet if he'll support giving free computers or tablets to all high school freshmen in Wisconsin -- and he wants to learn more about it. State Assembly Republicans are making the free computers part of what they call a "Forward Agenda" for the next two-year...
September 8, 2016 - 8:01am
September 7, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Wisconsin one of 10 presidential ‘toss up’ states; flash flood watch continues; and 9 more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton still has a big lead over Donald Trump for electoral votes, but Wisconsin is one of 10 "toss up" states. The Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll gives Clinton a 46-to-44 percent edge against Republican Donald Trump...
September 7, 2016 - 9:50am
September 2, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State report describes care problems at King Veterans Home; Slender Man stabbing suspect to change plea; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary...
September 2, 2016 - 9:26am
September 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Almost two-thirds favor immigrant path to citizenship; Harley Davidson plans 200 layoffs; and 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens....
September 1, 2016 - 9:24am
August 31, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it has asked the state Health Services agency to investigate reports of medical errors and staffing shortages at the state veterans' nursing home in Waupaca County. The Madison Capital Times says employees at King, along with residents and their relatives,...
August 31, 2016 - 1:01pm
August 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department...
August 29, 2016 - 7:57am
August 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says he's undecided on UW tuition proposal; No federal disaster aid for Buffalo, Trempealeau counties; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package...
August 19, 2016 - 9:56am
August 15, 2016
Kinnickinnic Town Hall security takes center stage
The Kinnickinnic Town Hall on County Road JJ is in need of a security update, according to the Town Board at its Aug. 2 meeting. “Indications of tampering,” improper use of the Town Hall’s recycling center, and concerns for the safety of those who work in the building led the...
August 15, 2016 - 9:53am
Clifton solicits bids for new town hall; referendum also on the way
The Clifton Town Board is soliciting bids for construction of a new town hall. Speaking at the Aug. 2 Clifton Town Board meeting, Supervisor Joe Rohl presented a Request for Proposal he'd drawn up for the building project. The RFP provides a step forward, following many months of...
August 15, 2016 - 8:38am
Pierce County libraries again requesting funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Act 150 took center stage at the Aug. 1 Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, which affects the funding of the county’s libraries. Pierce libraries currently receive 70 percent reimbursement from the county, but would like that number to rise. Pierce...
August 15, 2016 - 8:00am
August 12, 2016
Demand for broadband: Fill out a survey
MADISON -- State officials are asking area residents to take another survey concerning high speed internet access. The State Broadband Office at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission announced the release of its “High Speed Internet Access Demand Survey” Aug. 2. This is a chance...
August 12, 2016 - 8:41am
August 4, 2016
Concerns raised over county road traffic with new proposed ATV routes
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Board was asked to consider the addition of two ATV routes in the towns of Trenton and Hartland by the Pierce County ATV Association at its July 26 meeting. Utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) are included under the definition of ATVs for this ordinance....
August 4, 2016 - 8:41am