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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
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
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Featured photo: Lake George
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
July 11, 2016
Ellsworth man airlifted after Saturday crash
An Ellsworth man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a power pole near River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Geordan D. Godwin. He was taken to River Falls Area Hospital, where...
July 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 6, 2016
Storms pound Pierce, St. Croix counties; freak deer mishap kills Minnesota motorist; Superior trailer park residents told they must move; eight more state news stories
More than 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin are without power Wednesday morning in the wake of heavy wind storms. Scattered outages remained Wednesday morning in St. Croix and Pierce counties, where storms inundated the area with reports of flash flooding and lightning...
July 6, 2016 - 8:47am
June 15, 2016
Speeding truck rolls, causes long traffic delay
It took more than four hours for River Falls emergency crews, police officers and a local towing company to clear the intersection of the Hwy....
June 15, 2016 - 11:08am
April 7, 2016
Hudson police squad hit by oncoming car
Two drivers, including a Hudson police officer, were injured Thursday when a patrol car was struck in traffic by a suspected distracted driver....
April 7, 2016 - 9:09am
March 30, 2016
Man injured after fall from horse in Pierce County
A Minnesota man was hospitalized Tuesday after falling off a horse in rural Pierce County. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, 52-year-old Lance Anderson was transported to River Falls Area Hospital for back injuries -- the severity of which were not disclosed. The...
March 30, 2016 - 1:12pm
March 18, 2016
Funeral set for Christiansen, 23
Funeral arrangements have been set for Marya A. Christiansen, the Hager City woman who was found dead this week after the van she was driving...
March 18, 2016 - 2:16pm
March 17, 2016
Worker burned after explosion in rural St. Croix County
A Minnesota man was severely burned after a fertilizer operation inside a semi-trailer exploded Wednesday in the town of Rush River. The man, identified by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office as 59-year-old Richard C. Wagner, of Big Lake, Minn., was taken to Regions Hospital...
March 17, 2016 - 12:37pm
March 1, 2016
Hudson man suspected of distracted driving in crash that killed Megan Goeltz
A Hudson woman was killed Monday in Minnesota in a crash that authorities said might have been avoidable. The possibility that the driver of...
March 1, 2016 - 10:43am
February 29, 2016
Two hospitalized after crash in rural River Falls
Two people were hospitalized Friday after the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 65 in River Falls. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, River Falls resident Rebecca C. Keller, 63, was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries....
February 29, 2016 - 8:15am
January 25, 2016
Workplace accident suspected in death of Baldwin man
A worker at a Woodville-based business died Friday after a suspected workplace accident. Woodville Police Chief Lori Hetfeld said in a news release that officers were called at 2:27 p.m. to St. Croix Castings for a workplace incident. Baldwin resident Brian Dennis Omann, 41, was pronounced...
January 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
December 22, 2015
Van crashes, overturns with 5 teens inside in Pierce County
One of five teenagers riding in a minivan that crashed and overturned early Tuesday in the town of Oak Grove was hospitalized. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 2:10 a.m. to Highway 35 near 468th Avenue for a one-vehicle rollover. Deputies arrived...
December 22, 2015 - 9:15am
December 3, 2015
UPDATE: Highway 35 crash victim in 'fair' condition
A Pierce County woman was hospitalized Wednesday after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 35 in Hudson. Hager City resident Karen E. Roesler,...
December 3, 2015 - 10:28am
December 1, 2015
Overnight semi crash closes Highway 65 in rural River Falls
The main artery connecting River Falls with Ellsworth was shut down for more than two hours overnight Monday after a semi-trailer crash. The crash did not result in any injuries to the driver, but did leave Highway 65 closed from 11:52 p.m. Monday until 2:22 a.m. Tuesday. According...
December 1, 2015 - 7:59am
November 9, 2015
UPDATE: passengers ID'd in Roberts crash
A River Falls woman was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 65 in Roberts. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as 61-year-old Bonny J. Britton. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Croix County...
November 9, 2015 - 11:16am
October 12, 2015
Two injured in Pierce County motorcycle crashes
Two Minnesota men were injured in separate motorcycle crashes Sunday in Pierce County. The first crash was reported just before 4 p.m. on 170th Avenue and Highway 35 in Hager City. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Edward Withuski from Brooklyn...
October 12, 2015 - 8:16am