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River Falls Journal
Approaching the bench
Huge EMS cast performs comedy at EHS Friday
Ex-con nabbed in 'Dells casino after 10-month flight
Federal judge sentences River Falls area man
UPDATE: River Falls man dead after rollover crash Tuesday night
crime and courts
Wildcat girls soccer to host Kickin’ Cancer game
Wild Side: Fire renews the prairie
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
Students to Host Fundraiser for Fuel the Drive
Yum, charcoal chicken feed this Sunday
Grillmaster Holter to host national TV show
Weekend Happenings: April 24-26
arts and entertainment
NOTICE OF STORAGE SALE: 5/8/15 at 823 Benson St., River Falls
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/28/15 Special Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/28/15 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT/ CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/28/15 Special Joint Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/23/15 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Jo Ann Moen Page, 89
Jeff Nelson, 54
George C. Hop, 102
Linaire Stene, 86
Arlene Marie Nelson, 81
Day's Gone By: Bucket Brigades
Days Gone By: Glen Park and a request from a reader
Days Gone By: History of River Falls, from the beginning
Days Gone By: The First Ordinances
Days Gone By: First Fire Department
Get Out! Deals
June 18, 2013
Brothers ditch bar tab, try to high tail it out of town
A 27-year-old rural River Falls man was buying shots and drinks for himself, his brother and patrons at The Corner Saloon, 128 N. Main St., last...
June 18, 2013 - 9:06am
June 11, 2013
Young local men jailed for weekend battery at Glen Park
A 16-year-old Hudson boy said he was beaten, pepper sprayed, knocked out and woke to find his bike stolen Saturday night, June 8, during an incident...
June 11, 2013 - 8:38am
June 10, 2013
Reward offered for information on corrections office fire
MADISON -- The Hudson Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced today that the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to...
news / government
June 10, 2013 - 3:35pm
June 7, 2013
Teenager charged in Dunn County with obstructing an officer
The Dunn County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday of another incident in which witnesses provided false information. A male adult reported Saturday, June 1, his 16-year-old step daughter had returned home with her hands bound. She also said she went for a walk the previous...
June 7, 2013 - 10:11am
June 6, 2013
Minnesota man dies in boat accident on St. Croix River
A 40-year-old Afton, Minnesota man died Wednesday night after a boat he was riding in collided with a rockface north of Kinnikinnic State Park. David Joseph Riley was pronounced dead at the scene by Pierce County Medical Examiner John Worsing around 11:45 p.m., said Sheriff's Investigator...
June 6, 2013 - 12:55pm
June 5, 2013
Prescott man robbed at knifepoint in Newport
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police...
June 5, 2013 - 10:48am
June 4, 2013
Local man arrested and later charged with sexual assault
A 26-year-old River Falls man was picked up Saturday morning, June 1, at his apartment at 819 S. Wasson Lane after being accused of sexually...
June 4, 2013 - 9:33am
June 3, 2013
Milwaukee high school teacher suspected of molesting a student
New allegations are being made against a Milwaukee Messmer High School teacher suspected of molesting a student. The female teacher was arrested last week outside of a school event, where a witness told officers that the 28-year-old teacher was having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Now,...
June 3, 2013 - 11:10am
May 30, 2013
Reward money increased to find out who illegally shot bear near Star Prairie
STAR PRAIRIE - More reward money is being offered to help authorities find the people who illegally shot a hibernating bear in northwest Wisconsin. The DNR said the bear was shot in February while sleeping in a culvert near Star Prairie. It was dragged to place near Somerset where...
news / outdoors
May 30, 2013 - 10:05am
Student accused of using iPhone to peep on girls
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A college student used his smartphone last month to record two preteen girls inside a changing room in Woodbury, authorities said. Caleb David Wolfgram, 24, of Columbus, was charged last week with three felony counts, each accusing him of interfering with privacy. A...
May 30, 2013 - 8:03am
May 29, 2013
Mail carrier pays big fine for small-check theft
A former letter carrier in Superior has been fined $2,500 for stealing a $118 rebate check he was supposed to deliver on his walking route. Brent Olson, 37, told Federal Judge Barbara Crabb of Madison that he didn't know why he stole the check. He said he sought counseling to find...
May 29, 2013 - 11:50am
May 28, 2013
Two juveniles caught in city-wide thefts throughout Prescott
Prescott Police have apprehended two juveniles responsible for a series of thefts from motor vehicles and criminal damage to property incidents...
May 28, 2013 - 9:59am
May 24, 2013
Letter: Let's get serious about preventing sexual assault
We have a silent epidemic on our hands in this country: Sexual assault. The majority of victims are children, reportedly 70-80% of whom assaulted by someone they know. Yet in the media you don't hear much about sexual assault unless a Catholic priest is involved.
opinion / letters
May 24, 2013 - 3:48pm
May 23, 2013
Authorities cite school-board member for underage-drinking party
A school board member in Pulaski has been ticketed for hosting an underage drinking party at her home. Police said they were called to the home of Christine Vandenhouten in Hobart early on Sunday, May 12. She, her teenage son, and nine other Pulaski High students received citations....
government / education
May 23, 2013 - 1:58pm
May 22, 2013
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
opinion / editorials
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am