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Democratic governor’s candidate makes her case in western Wisconsin
Update: Driver identified in Friday morning crash
New slate of executive officers elected to lead Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Buck kill off markedly YOY for Pierce, St. Croix counties
Truck backs into salon, driver arrested for DWI
crime and courts
UWRF women sweep UWEC, Kuechle records back-to-back shutouts
Seven Falcons named to All-WIAC football teams, former Wildcats Zimmerman, Kusilek honored
Three Wildcats named all-BRC
Wild Side: Bipedal hominids enjoy the savanna and the beach
Sundogs shine in River Falls skies
Come and get it
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 6-8
College class to hold fundraising bash for Turningpoint
These upcoming local concerts create holly, jolly offerings
arts and entertainment
Nao Sue Xiong, 65
Ronald A. Nelson, 58
Teresa Heitman, 57
Lorraine Zignego, 94
Melinda M. Zellmer, 50
Days Gone By: Nov. 14, 2013
Letter: What a gift: U.S. flag
Letter: Don’t overlook these hateful public expressions
Letter: Give gifts for veterans
Letter: Readers equal winners
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/28/13 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Public Hearing- Shoreland Districts
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Hearing - Town of Forest Zoning
June 25, 2013
From Minnesota to Wisconsin: Bridge work revs up
A giant map dominates the wall in Jon Chiglo's office at the recently opened St. Croix Crossing headquarters in Stillwater, Minn. The map shows the details of a huge excavation and construction project that will transform the local landscape over the next four years. After decades...
news / government
June 25, 2013 - 11:47am
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
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
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
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
June 5, 2008
Wisconsin commuters scrambling to find ways around Winona Bridge closure
Wisconsinites who work in Winona, Minn., scrambled to their jobs Wednesday, after the city's only bridge over the Mississippi River suddenly shut down. The bridge at Wisconsin's Highway 54 has 10 gusset plates that are rusted and only emergency vehicles are allowed to cross for now. Minnesota's...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Early bridgework means road closure
South Wasson Lane between East Cascade Avenue and Cemetery Road will be closed for much if not all of next week due to utility work before summer's bridge replacement. City Engineer Reid Wronski said a posted detour will be up Monday but may not be enforced until Tuesday.
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am