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UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
River Falls students work and bond; their efforts help rescue does
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
Sex-related resignations affect St. Croix law enforcement
River Falls clinic No. 2 on the way
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
Featured photo: Powerwashing
Church in River Falls to host Fall Festival
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured reader letters
Featured reader letters
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Real Estate Showcase
April 10, 2013
Humane society vet suspects drug fraud
A veterinarian for the Sheboygan County Humane Society was suspended after his license was allegedly used by the group's director and he reported her to the police. Eileen Ribbens was charged last week with two criminal counts alleging she used Rick Lord's veterinary license to...
April 10, 2013 - 12:02pm
Animal cruelty charges for cat killing dismissed
Charges were dismissed April 4 in Pierce County Circuit Court against a River Falls area man accused of shooting and killing a neighbor's cat. Gregory F. Kerr, 54, N6053 CTH E, was charged with the Class I felony in November 2011. Kerr was accused of fatally shooting "Tuffy," a...
April 10, 2013 - 11:19am
April 3, 2013
Court says road-weight rules apply to manure spreaders
A state appeals court ruled this week that a manure spreader is not exempt from size-and-weight limits on Wisconsin highways. In a 12-page ruling, the Third District Appellate Court in Wausau upheld fines of $1,600 against the Marshland Acres farm in Pepin County in far western...
April 3, 2013 - 12:04pm
March 29, 2013
Schools take heat for segregated classrooms
The ACLU has sent complaints to the U.S. Department of Education about three Wisconsin schools which separated boys and girls into single-sex classrooms. The group's Wisconsin chapter is asking if Riverview Middle School in Barron and Robinson and McLenegan Elementary Schools in...
March 29, 2013 - 11:59am
March 21, 2013
Parents cited for underage-drinking party
A Pewaukee couple and their teenage son will pay a total of $2,700 in fines for hosting a youth party that resulted in three alcohol-related traffic deaths. Scott and Charlene Wetzel and their 18-year-old son Jason were initially given 26 citations by Waukesha County District Attorney...
March 21, 2013 - 10:52am
March 20, 2013
Local man faces sex assault, strangulation charges
ELLSWORTH -- A River Falls man will make his first court appearance in Pierce County Circuit Court next month on charges of second-degree sexual assault and strangulation and suffocation. Ernest Patrick Sharlow, Jr., 22, 162 Kinni Ct., is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m., Monday, April...
March 20, 2013 - 11:58am
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