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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
March 15, 2013
Cleanup continues after Red Cedar River crash
Clean-up crews have been working continuously to avoid environmental damage from a truck crash 10 days ago near Menomonie. Two Minneapolis men were killed when a semi-truck owned by a Michigan firm slid on snowy I-94, and plunged into the Red Cedar River. Nobody knew at that time...
March 15, 2013 - 10:20am
March 14, 2013
UPDATED: Complex clean-up efforts ongoing at site of fatal truck crash into Red Cedar
The difficult and dangerous cleanup of chemicals from the Red Cedar River at Menomonie continued Thursday with cleanup crews making significant...
March 14, 2013 - 4:18pm
March 10, 2013
Hager City woman dies in two-car accident Saturday
On Saturday, March 9, at 3:24 p.m., the Pierce County Sheriff's Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 63 near 220th Avenue in the town of Trenton. After the initial investigation, it was determined a southbound vehicle driven by Kalea Stewart, 22, of rural Ellsworth...
March 10, 2013 - 12:06pm
March 8, 2013
Crash victims recovered, identified
The Wisconsin State Patrol reported March 6 it has recovered the body of 26-year-old Mohammed Malin, the other victim of a fatal semi-truck crash that happened Tuesday morning when the truck left the snow-covered roads, slid down an embankment and landed in the Red Cedar River near...
March 8, 2013 - 11:40am
March 7, 2013
UPDATE: Dave Cronk is banged up in crash but on the mend; other driver hurt, too
A popular retired River Falls teacher and now a longtime City Council member, Dave Cronk was badly injured in a two-car crash Friday evening,...
March 7, 2013 - 10:08am
March 6, 2013
Fatal crash investigation continues
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will not investigate any further into a weekend freeway crash in Kentucky that killed six Wisconsinites. The Kentucky State Police continues its probe into the March 2 accident on I-65, about 50 miles south of Louisville. Officials...
March 6, 2013 - 2:33pm
March 5, 2013
UPDATE: Accidents causing I-94 slowdowns; Red Cedar bridge crash now cleared
Traffic accidents near Hudson and Menomonie caused temporary slowdowns for travelers Tuesday morning. The State Patrol announced about 10:10...
March 5, 2013 - 9:00am
February 27, 2013
Alcohol played a part in majority of 2013 snowmobile deaths
Once again this winter, alcohol is the major reason that people dying in Wisconsin snowmobile crashes. There have been 16 deaths this season, and the D-N-R's Gary Eddy says at least 12 have involved alcohol. A year ago, there were only 10 total snowmobile deaths in the Badger State...
February 27, 2013 - 11:59am
Lawmakers eye increase in seat-belt fines
Don't be surprised if there's an effort to raise Wisconsin's ultra-low fine of $10 for not wearing a seat belt. Assembly Democrat Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton said she would look into the idea, after Gannett's Wisconsin daily newspapers found that the state's annual "Click...
February 27, 2013 - 11:58am
February 26, 2013
UPDATED: Injured snowmobiler in serious condition
Joshua W. Brookshaw, 37, of rural Ellsworth, was transported directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Tuesday after he lost control of his snowmobile and was ejected. Pierce County Chief Deputy Jason Matthys provided the victim's name and age later Tuesday morning. In an...
February 26, 2013 - 7:55am
February 25, 2013
Prescott man hurt in snowmobile crash
A 40-year-old Prescott man was said to have suffered a lower back injury Saturday night when he lost control of his snowmobile after hitting a bump in the trail, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Matthew Krech was transported by ambulance from the county trail...
February 25, 2013 - 7:47am
February 20, 2013
Celebrity buys therapy dog for fall victim
Remember Teagan Marti? She's the girl who's finally walking again after she fell 100 feet from a ride at Extreme World at Wisconsin Dells three years ago. Teagan is now 15 and recently received help from actor Charlie Sheen. He donated $10,000 yesterday for a therapy dog to help...
February 20, 2013 - 11:12am
February 18, 2013
UPDATE: Victim of Trenton township car fire indentified
The body found in a burned-out car Saturday morning has been identified as that of Jeffrey Dennis Matthews, 46, N3571 840th St., Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department released the name Monday morning. The body was found Saturday morning, Feb. 16, after authorities received...
February 18, 2013 - 11:48am
February 12, 2013
As the World Turns: Hit-and-run driver claims to wake to a crash; playacting poke bloodies boyfriend; disorderly man declares he'll ruin cops' careers, then cries for mom
If you want a job that has variety, the unexpected, even the bizarre, apply to be a River Falls police officer. Sunday morning, Feb. 10, an officer...
February 12, 2013 - 9:18am
February 11, 2013
Weather disrupts afternoon commute
Blowing and drifting snow on top of a wintry mix made for slippery roadways the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 11, when around 3:15 p.m., a passerby...
February 11, 2013 - 4:10pm