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Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Back the blue? Sure, how about with 111 shirts!
Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Ditch trip; cable connections; warned not to shoot dogs
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
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
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
March 15, 2013
Red Wing woman charged with vehicular homicide
A Red Wing woman has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide in Pierce County Circuit Court as the result of an accident last October that caused the death of a Minnesota man. Cassandra Cleo Smith, 20, was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxicated use, vehicular...
March 15, 2013 - 7:27am
March 13, 2013
Man tries to return printer containing fake money
Police say a printer a 37-year-old West Bend man tried to return to a Walmart store contained a sheet of paper with two photocopied $100 bills. Lake Hallie police say they found three more fake $100 bills when they arrested the suspect. He was also wanted on burglary and armed robbery...
March 13, 2013 - 3:23pm
March 8, 2013
Woman gets two life terms for killing husband, lover
A 40-year-old woman has been given a second life prison term for killing her lover in northern Wisconsin, just a few days after she killed her husband in Minnesota. Angelina O'Mara pleaded no contest this week to an Ashland County charge of first-degree intentional homicide. She...
March 8, 2013 - 11:41am
February 19, 2013
River Falls man on probation for false imprisonment
A River Falls man was placed on three years' probation late last month for holding a Pierce County employee without her consent last August. Steven J. Schutz, 53, P.O. Box 562, pled guilty to false imprisonment Jan. 28 in Pierce County Circuit Court. False imprisonment is a Class...
February 19, 2013 - 10:34am
February 18, 2013
Rather than escape, home intruder finds lure of a soft couch simply irresistible
A 22-year-old UW-River Falls student allegedly broke into a house in the 500 block of East Cedar Street before 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. He wore...
February 18, 2013 - 4:43pm
February 15, 2013
Jurors consider man's release from mental facility
A jury in western Wisconsin is expected to decide Feb. 15 whether a man should be freed after spending 25 years in a mental institution for killing four people. Alvin Taylor, 65, petitioned for his release from the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. Dunn County District...
February 15, 2013 - 9:59am
Toyota settles acceleration lawsuits
Wisconsin will get $674,000 from Toyota. The carmaker agreed this week to settle lawsuits filed by the Badger State and 27 others, over vehicles that accelerated when they were not supposed to. The lawsuits accused Toyota of misleading people about safety issues concerning the unintended...
February 15, 2013 - 9:58am
February 13, 2013
Wolf hunt draws lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Interior Department. The lawsuit asks courts to put Upper Midwest grey wolves back on the federal endangered species list. It said...
February 13, 2013 - 11:35am
Legislators debate drunk-driving penalties
Two GOP state legislators are pressing on with their clampdown on drunk driving - even though some lawmakers have balked at the cost of handling those offenders. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon and Senate finance chair Alberta Darling of River Hills are promoting a half dozen...
February 13, 2013 - 11:33am
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
January 30, 2013
Court sides with clinic in birth-control suit
A state appeals court says a health-care clinic does not have to pay the cost to raise the child of Austin Mernick and Shelby Nell after the facility mistakenly gave the woman pre-natal vitamins instead of birth-control pills. Omernick and Nell said the West Bend Clinic was solely...
January 30, 2013 - 3:37pm
January 29, 2013
Jail group holds first meeting
Thursday's first Jail Ad Hoc Committee meeting was noted by introductions. The three-person community panel (Mike Hunter, Rod Rommel and Jay...
January 29, 2013 - 9:26am
January 28, 2013
Two local businesses hit by separate burglaries
River Falls Police are investigating break-ins at Fantastic Sam's, 1587 Paulson Road, late last Thursday night, Jan. 24, and at Designer Doors,...
January 28, 2013 - 4:39pm
January 23, 2013
Flu threatens wheels of justice
At one point Jan. 23, people out walking in the Dodge County seat of Juneau were not just cold - they could have been rounded up for jury duty. The flu caused a shortage of jurors for a trial, so Circuit Judge Brian Pfitzinger wanted the sheriff to find six jurors in the street...
January 23, 2013 - 3:35pm
January 21, 2013
Jan. 21, 2013: Girlfriend turns herself in after feeling guilt for beating up boyfriend
River Falls Police found a 29-year-old local woman in the station lobby Sunday night, Jan. 20. She was crying and holding her hand, allegedly...
January 21, 2013 - 4:19pm