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Official: Approximately 35 Pierce County properties damaged by storm
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tom Saari, dogs feeling fortunate
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Narcan credited for saving lives in Hudson, beyond
Update: Amish crash victims in 'good' condition
crime and courts
Fish still kings in the North
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
River Falls Legion takes third in Mankato tournament
Golfers honored for academics
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
RFPD has biggest "Torch Run" year yet
Booster Days packed full of fun and excitement
Every person has a fair story
New director has a big heart for nonprofit, community
How do they do it? Making the perfect cheese curd
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 7/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/25/17 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/5/17 Town Board Meeting
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/17/17, Case No. 17-CV-129, Valerie Sowa
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Amended Ad For Bids - 2017 Mill & Overlay
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ruth E. Afdahl, 82
Russell V. Tauferner, 92
Dorothy Esther Johnson, 83
Library Notes: Reading children's books is good for the soul
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
Viewpoint: Fighting for affordable, quality health care
Letters to the editor
Arts Minded: Developing art scene is inspiring
Real Estate Showcase
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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
October 5, 2015
River Falls couple, Prescott man injured in separate crashes
A rural River Falls man and his wife were injured Saturday after the car they were in was rearended by a charter bus. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office new release, Donald Miner, 73, and Mary Miner, 71, were taken by personal vehicle to an area hospital with non-life...
October 5, 2015 - 8:07am
July 28, 2015
UPDATE: Crash victims identified, all four from Hudson/North Hudson
Four Hudson-area residents were killed Monday in a rural Polk County plane crash. The pilot was identified Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff’s...
July 28, 2015 - 1:58pm
UPDATE: Plane crashed 10 minutes after takeoff
Law enforcement officials confirmed the four people killed Monday in the Amery-area plane crash were Hudson-area residents. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, pilot Daniel Ortner, of North Hudson, and passengers Eric Larson, Michael Larson and Matthew Larson - all three...
July 28, 2015 - 12:38pm
July 27, 2015
Motorcyclist injured in River Falls-area crash
A Minnesota woman was hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle she was riding crashed in the town of River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified Jennifer Searle, 35, as the driver of a motorcycle that crashed at 2:10 p.m. on County Road E near 690th Avenue....
July 27, 2015 - 7:58am