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Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
New county shop enters design phase
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
Motorcyclist hits ditch, is ejected
Slow road to rural broadband continues
crime and courts
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Fish all alone atop St. Croix Valley League
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
Featured photo: Bald-faced squirrel
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Real Estate Showcase
February 5, 2016
UW Regents will finalize faculty tenure protections; ‘blaze pink’ signed into law; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents was expected to finalize its own tenure protections Friday for faculty members at the 26 public campuses. The board does not plan an immediate vote on the changes, which would include procedures for dealing with sub-standard...
February 5, 2016 - 9:41am
Boutique approach: She gives furniture ‘a little love’
Across the street from Family Fresh Market, next to Treasures from the Heart, local woman Lisa Miner has been filling a shop window for the past...
February 5, 2016 - 6:00am
February 1, 2016
Snow warnings posted across the region; Caterpillar plant closing will cost 200-plus jobs; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
SULLIVAN -- Much of Wisconsin is about to get its biggest snowstorm since Christmas, with up to a foot expected in central areas Tuesday and into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and watches for all of the Badger State except for the far northwest...
February 1, 2016 - 9:14am
January 28, 2016
Sen. Vinehout-sponsored bill would fine officials for destroying public records; only one-third of state's sno-mo trails now open; 9 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Those who watch over public records would be fined for destroying them, under a bill proposed by Wisconsin Democrats. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said there's "no recourse" if agencies destroy records during the times they're supposed to be kept. He and Senate...
January 28, 2016 - 9:18am
January 26, 2016
Sanders questions Johnson Controls' tax-saving merger; watchdog group suing WDNR for records in big dairy-siting decisions; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says it's wrong for Johnson Controls of suburban Milwaukee to move its headquarters to Ireland to save on taxes. The commercial heating and cooling giant announced Monday it would acquire Tyco International of Ireland,...
January 26, 2016 - 8:40am
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
Johnson Controls merging with Tyco, Wisconsin presence may grow; Cross criticized before expected apology shared; 14 more Wisconsin news stories
GLENDALE -- A merger was announced Monday that will blend Wisconsin's largest publicly-owned company -- Johnson Controls -- with the security and fire-protection firm of Tyco International of Ireland. Overseas media reports stated Johnson Controls would officially take over Tyco...
January 25, 2016 - 10:08am
January 22, 2016
Senate panel votes to remove federal wolf protections; man gets prison for defrauding Kohl's Rewards; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's grey wolves would return to state control under a bill endorsed by the U.S. Senate's environment committee. The panel has asked the full Senate to add its proposal to a larger sportsmen's act after a similar effort to add it to a budget package was...
January 22, 2016 - 9:35am
January 21, 2016
Senate OKs Planned Parenthood funding cuts, felony charge for 4th OWI; 'Sanctuary Cities' hearing draws hundreds; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin would lose $7.5 million in federal dollars each year under a pair of bills passed by the state Senate. All Republicans on hand voted yes, and all Democrats voted no late Wednesday, on measures to reduce Planned Parenthood's Medicaid reimbursements...
January 21, 2016 - 8:57am
January 19, 2016
Democrats to Walker -- 'We're here too'; address gives Governor chance to 're-set'; revisions to school lunch program under study; 11 more stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker's sixth annual address Tuesday evening gives the second-term Republican a chance to re-establish a leadership role that diminished after his unsuccessful presidential run a year ago. Many of last year's biggest conservative accomplishments actually came...
January 19, 2016 - 8:59am
January 18, 2016
State offices closed in recognition of MLK Day; Senate poised to vote Wednesday on civil service revisions; plus 18 more news stories from around Wisconsin
State government offices were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. Wisconsin's official tribute to the slain civil rights leader was to begin at noon at the Capitol Rotunda in Madison. Gov. Scott Walker was to appear at Milwaukee's 19th annual King Day breakfast at...
January 18, 2016 - 9:50am
January 16, 2016
New owners hope that soon it will be back to Bo’s
For decades, Bo’s ‘N Mine bar and restaurant has been a big part of the action in downtown River Falls. Last week the landmark bar closed,...
January 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
January 13, 2016
Off to the ‘derby’ again for next chamber banquet
The Chamber Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet is the largest networking event that the River Falls Chamber of Commerce holds. The theme for this year’s event, held at UW-River Falls University Center Ballroom, will be River Falls Derby. The event, set for Thursday, Feb. 4,...
January 13, 2016 - 4:40pm
January 8, 2016
Fourth OWI would bring felony charge under change OK'd by Assembly panel; DOT adds Saturday license renewal services; 10 more stories from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- A bill to give longer prison sentences to repeat drunk drivers has been unanimously endorsed by the state Assembly's judiciary committee. It makes four-time operating while intoxicated arrest a felony instead of a misdemeanor, and it raises maximum sentences for up to...
January 8, 2016 - 10:22am
January 7, 2016
New St. Croix crossing won't open until autumn of 2017; Walker wants state to challenge new Obama gun rules; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota will not open until the fall of 2017. It was originally expected to open later this year but transportation officials from both states blame the weather, construction equipment breakdowns,...
January 7, 2016 - 9:17am