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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 16, 2016
Harsdorf campaign dismisses pay-for-play allegations as 'outrageous'
Sheila Harsdorf’s camp fired back after left-wing groups and Democratic critics accused her of taking part in so-called “pay for play” politics. The state senator from River Falls was among Republican lawmakers who were linked to a special-interest group -- bolstered by funding...
September 16, 2016 - 11:38am
August 17, 2016
Assembly candidate Zimmerman moves on
River Falls businessman Shannon Zimmerman topped Hudson resident Paul Berning in the Republican race to succeed a retiring lawmaker in Assembly District 30. Zimmerman beat Berning 1,569 to 1,138 in the district, which comprises the western portion of St. Croix County and River Falls-area...
August 17, 2016 - 4:23pm
Nieskes wins GOP primary for district attorney
Michael Nieskes will be the Republican candidate for St. Croix County district attorney in November. According to St. Croix County vote totals, Nieskes won the three-way race with 1,370 votes, or 35.75 percent of the vote. He topped challengers Donna Burger (1,251) and Rory O’Sullivan...
August 17, 2016 - 3:50pm
August 15, 2016
Senator's staff to meet with area constituents
Sen. Ron Johnson (-Wis.) said Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours at several locations in northwestern Wisconsin next week. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding...
August 15, 2016 - 9:40am
August 12, 2016
Candidate Zimmerman focused on jobs, strong economy and next election
Shannon Zimmerman, business owner of Sajan in River Falls and first-time candidate for public office, secured the Republican nomination for District 30 State Assembly with a victory in the Aug. 9 primary election. That evening Zimmerman spoke with his primary opponent Paul Berning...
August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
August 10, 2016
Fuchs wins Pierce Treasurer’s seat
Unofficial election results declare Kathy Fuchs the winner of the Pierce County Treasurer’s seat following the Aug. 9 primary election with 851 votes. Fuchs, who squared off against Republican candidate Michele Burg, has essentially won the seat as no Democrat is running against...
August 10, 2016 - 8:05am
August 9, 2016
UPDATE: Victory nearly assured for District 30's Zimmerman
With nearly all ballots counted, River Falls businessman Shannon Zimmerman appears to be the Republican primary election winner in Assembly District 30. Zimmerman beat Paul Berning 1,266 to 998 in St. Croix County with all precincts reporting. Zimmerman led 236-114 in Pierce County,...
August 9, 2016 - 10:32pm
UPDATE: Nieskes wins Republican primary in St. Croix County DA race
Michael Nieskes will be the Republican candidate for St. Croix County district attorney in November. According to unofficial St. Croix County data, Nieskes won the three-way race with 1,370 votes, or 35.75 percent of the vote. He topped challengers Donna Burger (1,251) and Rory O’Sullivan...
August 9, 2016 - 9:26pm
August 3, 2016
Election day: Where not to vote...And also where to vote
The primary featuring contested races for St. Croix County district attorney, two state assembly seats, 3rd and 7th Congressional districts,...
August 3, 2016 - 3:03pm
August 1, 2016
Feingold stops in River Falls, talks voter ID laws
The Pierce County Democratic Party hosted an old friend on Friday evening, July 29, when former U.S. Senator for Wisconsin Russ Feingold made...
August 1, 2016 - 5:13pm
July 29, 2016
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Hudson resident Jeff Larson is regarded among friends as unpretentious, humble and not in the last bit attracted to the limelight. He also just...
July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Former U.S. Senator for Wisconsin Russ Feingold, who is running for re-election to the same position, will visit River Falls this evening, July...
July 29, 2016 - 3:06pm
July 22, 2016
Options for Women in River Falls hosts second prominent Republican
ptions for Women, formerly Pregnancy Helpline, got an important visitor Friday, July 15, with another high-ranking Republican making an appearance....
July 22, 2016 - 5:00am
July 15, 2016
Sen. Ron Johnson makes stop in River Falls
United States Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) made an appearance in River Falls around lunchtime on Friday, July 15. He visited the pro-life pregnancy...
July 15, 2016 - 3:38pm
June 14, 2016
President signs Duffy's bill honoring Glenwood City WWII hero
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sean Duffy’s bill to name the Glenwood City Post Office after Lt. Ellen Ainsworth was signed Monday, June 13, by President Obama into law. Ainsworth, a member of the U.S. Army Nurses Corps during World War II, saved 42 lives when their hospital tent...
June 14, 2016 - 6:00am