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Stifter movin' on: Goodbye university, hello City Hall
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
crime and courts
River Falls advances in Legion State Tourney
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Around River Falls, mid-summer gardens bloom with colorful splashes
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Dorothy "Dodie" Sazama age 75
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
July 28, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's local unemployment rates are generally higher than the previous month, but lower than one year ago. According to newly released state figures, all 12 Wisconsin metro areas saw their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates go up from May to June -- but all 12 rates...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
While landlocked, new River Falls/Ellsworth reporter finds new waters to chart
While she loves the ocean and has studied it in depth, this Hawaiian-born journalist, food blogger, gamer, fashion editor, photographer and designer...
July 28, 2016 - 5:00am
July 27, 2016
Seized dogs from closed puppy mill can now be adopted
Beginning this week, dozens of dogs found in squalor-like conditions at a Pierce County breeder’s home became available to new owners. Pierce...
July 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
GREEN BAY -- Aaron Rodgers has always made it a policy to keep his personal and family life out of the public eye as much as possible. So it...
July 27, 2016 - 8:55am
July 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
DOWNSVILLE -- For the second day in a row, a person has drowned on the Red Cedar River in western Wisconsin. Dunn County deputies were called late Monday afternoon to the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn. Officials say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the...
July 26, 2016 - 8:51am
July 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
PHILADELPHIA -- Wisconsin Democrats will cast a split vote for president at their party's convention in Philadelphia this week. But by the time it's all over, they expect to be more unified behind Hillary Clinton than Republicans were in giving Donald Trump his send off last week....
July 25, 2016 - 9:18am
July 23, 2016
Glover residents ask: Why the need for speed on their road?
Few people seem to drive the speed limit on Glover Road in the town of Troy. Those who do tend to be people who live nearby. This observation was made by residents showing up at the July 14 Troy Town Board meeting. They expressed safety concerns. The road has seen a traffic increase...
July 23, 2016 - 6:00am
July 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
CLEVELAND – Gov. Scott Walker says it would have been good for Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as he accepted the Republican nomination...
July 22, 2016 - 8:43am
July 21, 2016
Final goodbye encore: Event coordinator for public library to step down
Katie Chaffee was on the River Falls Public Library fundraising committee when the current building was constructed in 1997. When it was decided...
July 21, 2016 - 5:20pm
Blown fuse knocks out power for some Pierce-Pepin customers
It was a hot but beautiful evening, no storm this time, but a “high-side fuse failed” at Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services Beldenville substation after 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. According to Pierce-Pepin Vice President Christ Tackmann, the power was restored after less than an...
July 21, 2016 - 9:22am
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
Wisconsin will feel even more heat and humidity Thursday -- which may be hard to believe, considering it was 98 Wednesday in the far northwest, and Milwaukee reached 90 by noon. To make things worse, more than 18,000 electric customers were sweating through power outages as of 6...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am
July 20, 2016
Locals show their tasty support for the RFPD
With deadly attacks on police officers filling the news, River Falls Police Chief Gordon Young said it’s been a difficult time for law enforcement...
July 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
River Falls meeting to highlight railway initiatives in the Twin Cities
The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition will hold a meeting in River Falls from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, that will cover the successful...
July 20, 2016 - 10:50am
Wisconsin roundup: Ryan rallies Republicans at RNC; sheriff tells drivers to put brakes on 'Pokemon'; eight more state news stories
CLEVELAND -- House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says tensions within the GOP's nominating process are signs of a party "not just going through the motions." Ryan spoke to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday night, soon after delegates nominated Donald Trump...
July 20, 2016 - 9:16am
July 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: 'Heat Dome' to arrive Thursday; state GOP leaders cite 'troubled times' at RNC; 10 more state news stories
LA CROSSE -- Forecasters are already warning about the dangerous heat that'll blanket western Wisconsin on Thursday. The so-called Heat Dome will bake much of the middle of the country. Highs in the Pierce and St. Croix county area are expected to top out at 93 on Thursday, though...
July 19, 2016 - 8:16am