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FDA warns pet owners of neurologic effects of some flea and tick products

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert to pet owners and veterinarians Sept. 20, 2018, warning of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when ...
Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Spring Valley Middle-High School closed today, after storm

This photo is posted on the Spring Valley School District Facebook page, showing some of the damage the storm did at the middle-high school Thursday night. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Cipriano
SPRING VALLEY -- Spring Valley Middle-High School will be closed today as school officials and contractors assess damage to the building caused by last night’s storm. According to a “Cardinal ...
Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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Wisconsin roundup: Madison-area shooting victims still hospitalized, 1 critical; more state news stories

University Hospital confirms it is treating three of the Middleton shooting victims, with one listed as critical and two in serious condition.
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Ground beef recalled over E. coli risk

A Colorado meat distributor is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground chuck that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release ...
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CPA Firm Bauman Associates Promotes Gregory Mleziva as Managing Principal

Hudson Physicians Gives Back to Local Artists & Community

Wisconsin roundup: 3 wounded, suspect dead after shooting spree at Middleton business; more state news stories

Middleton police officials spoke Wednesday afternoon about an active shooter incident that left several people injured at a workplace. Image courtesy of Middleton Police Department
A suspected shooter at a Middleton software company has died after being shot earlier Wednesday by police.
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Thunderstorms, heavy rain expected tonight and Thursday

Severe weather is expected to blow through the region tonight and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
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Watch: Police interview shown at Cherrier trial

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Nicholas Cherrier watches proceedings Tuesday, Sept. 18, during his trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2
Jurors were shown a recording Tuesday of a New Richmond teenager explaining to an investigator what he said that raised alarms earlier this year at his workplace and around the ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Bacon Bash off to a sizzling start

River Falls Police Chief Gordon Young officially parsons two local pigs belonging to Farmer Tim Jennings. 1 / 2
Bacon Bash attendees catch "flying pigs" at the kickoff of the annual bacon festival. 2 / 2
Bacon Bash 2018 got off to a sunny start Saturday, Sept. 15, with the temperature in the upper 80s and sunny skies. People crowded the festival area, listening to live ...
Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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