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Area jobless rates remain low
New state work mandate causing 15,000 to lose food stamps; gun deer season ends with likely third fatality; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
Sharing Families: Nine families still ‘unadopted’
Rep. Kind: International coalition needed to defeat ISIS; Thanksgiving Day crashes claim two lives; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
Judge gives River Falls attacker 9 years; victim: ‘I can finally begin again’
crime and courts
Willow River State Park lake has different look
Wild Side: Many plants still green in November
Four Wildcats All-BRC volleyball
Troy Burne’s Snyder honored by PGA
Wildcat soccer falls in OT in state semifinal
Two friends can ‘ride on’ thanks to the generosity of the one
River Falls kicks off the holidays with River Dazzle
Holiday concert by Lake Wobegon® Brass Band at UWRF
Croix Chordsmen plan Christmas concerts
Another food drive: ‘Grumpy Old Men’ out again to bring joy to River Falls
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Ordinance 2015-02 (Rename Frontage Rd. #1)
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids - Substation Switchgear
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2015-05 - Amend Section 17.120.020(C)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Norman J. Reiss Estate; Case No. 15PR71
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Jeffrey Nelson Estate; Case No. 15PR70
Margaret Rachel "Arnine" Gavin, 93
Phyllis Ann McGinnis, 89
Russell Peterson, 71
Marjorie Ann Hildebrandt, 86
Elizabeth Jane Oostendorp, age 83
Featured column: Woodworking: My unforgettable Thanksgiving Day: Wieners, glorified rice, making do
Featured Letter: Bravo, ‘Cinderella’
Featured letter: Contagion: Honesty
Featured column: 2016 fall election could decide fate of popular social programs
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