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All about birds: 'Can-do' club posts at DeSanctis
Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Edward R. Rang, 88
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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May 3, 2010
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
October 27, 2009
Wisconsin's only link to Winona undergoes structural tests
Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn., is undergoing new structural tests. The Department of Transportation in the Gopher State is putting weight sensors and strain-gauges on the Highway 43 bridge over the Mississippi River. Officials are deciding how to replace or rebuild the...
October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
September 15, 2009
Sierra Club tries again to stop Stillwater bridge construction
The Sierra Club is trying for a second time to stop a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River between Houlton, Wis., and Stillwater, Minn. At a federal court hearing Monday, the group said the current plan is similar to one the National Park Service rejected 13 years ago -...
September 15, 2009 - 9:00am
July 27, 2009
Meeting addresses Clifton Hollow bridge plans
The public is invited to a public informational meeting 5-7 p.m. July 29, at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., about plans to replace the County Road F bridge over the Kinnickinnic River. The bridge is about five miles west of River Falls near the Kinnickinnic State Park. The...
July 27, 2009 - 10:58am
September 9, 2008
Winona officials ask MN and WI businesses what they want in new bridge
In Winona, Minn., officials are asking businesses in both the Gopher State and Wisconsin what they want in a new bridge over the Mississippi River. The current two-lane span is scheduled to be replaced with a four-lane bridge in 2014. Winona Chamber president Della Schmidt says...
September 9, 2008 - 9:00am
August 15, 2008
Bridging the gap
"Everybody's done a great job," said Bennie Berg, River Falls resident and project manager and estimator for Hudson-based J&L Steel Erectors. "We commend all the guys (and girls) out there and the wives (and husbands) and the kids." He's talking about workers building the I-35W...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Bridge work finishes soon
Unless bad weather causes delays, the S. Wasson Lane bridge should re-open next week. The city closed S. Wasson in early May from Cascade Avenue to the Cemetery Road roundabout to start a complete reconstruction of the bridge. City Engineer Reid Wronski said the structure's deteriorating...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Truck driver cited for Stillwater Bridge incident
A truck driver who put the Stillwater Lift Bridge out of commission has been ticketed by Wisconsin authorities for inattentive driving. St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Wednesday that Elwyn Juenke, 70, Farmington, Minn., was cited for the July 7 incident. The boom...
July 17, 2008 - 9:00am
State transportation chiefs meet on St. Croix River Bridge project
The leaders of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Department of Transportation met in Madison on Tuesday to talk bridges. Despite the high-level meeting there is still no word on whether Wisconsin will follow MnDOT's lead and accelerate the start date and...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
July 8, 2008
Repairs to start Thursday on Winona bridge
Emergency repairs will begin by Thursday on Wisconsin's only link to Winona, Minn. Fifteen corroded gusset plates will be fixed on the Winona bridge over the Mississippi River. Minnesota's Department of Transportation says the most critical repairs will be made first so heavy commercial...
July 8, 2008 - 9:00am
July 3, 2008
Group asks Wisconsin to step up action on Stillwater Bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently informed a legislative oversight committee that it plans to move the Stillwater Bridge Project higher on the priority list. Now a pro-bridge advocacy group says Wisconsin should do the same. On June 14, MnDOT officials reported...
July 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Local landmarks to be dedicated
On Saturday, June 14, the Historic Preservation Commission will honor Glen Park and the Swinging Bridge for their historic value and role in the community. The ceremony, to be held at the park at 10:30 a.m., will officially dedicate the sites as local landmarks. Retired teacher Jeanne...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Surprise! Winona Bridge to partially open again Saturday
The only bridge that connects Wisconsin with Winona, Minn., will re-open Saturday - at least to most vehicles. Heavy trucks and pedestrians will still be barred from the bridge, which has been closed for 10 days after corroded gusset plates were found underneath. This week, Minnesota's...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
Gronemus calls Winona Bridge closure a disaster; blames Doyle for transportation raid
Gronemus calls Winona Bridge closure a disaster; blames Doyle for transportation raid A western Wisconsin legislator says the closing of the Mississippi River bridge at Winona is a disaster for her area. Assembly Democrat Barb Gronemus, Whitehall, says it shows why Gov. Jim Doyle...
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Ferry-bus system established to deal with Winona Bridge closure
Starting Monday, a bus and ferry service will move people from western Wisconsin to Winona Minnesota. That's after the city's only bridge over the Mississippi River was closed this week. For three days, about 2,800 Wisconsinites have driven up to 100 miles out of their way to get...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am