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River Falls Journal
Not a contest for chickens, who will be mayor of River Falls?
Hwy. 35 motorists: Get ready for lane closures
Bid comes in for River Falls Academy
Fire departments respond to exploding propane tank
crime and courts
Champs at Colfax
Wild Side: Strange but familiar forms of water
Wild Side: Homeland security air force in peril
Falcon women win WIAC hockey title
Firefighters honored at Legion banquet
Find Local Activities Here
All in the family: Six Ballard brothers attain Scout’s highest rank
Are you ready for some St. Paddy’s merrymaking?
Spring Gala to support our animal friends
arts and entertainment
Gretchen J. Lange, 48
Merle Klug, 90
Dorothy M. Owen, 94
Bernard Sherman Grant, 95
Letter; We can restore river, falls to their former glory
Editorial: Steep road ahead could get even higher
Letter: All aspects of young coach point to the word: Winner
Editorial: Helping to shape, define our community
Letter: Won’t forget your generosity
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/27/14 Hearing - Kristine Levine, Variance
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/24/14 Hydroelectric Project Relicensing Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 3/17/14 Planning Commission Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/12/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/17/14 Town Board Meeting
May 7, 2013
Prescott officer credited for saving man's life
PRESCOTT--An emergency response by a Prescott police officer is credited for saving the life of a suicidal man Wednesday, Chief of Police Mike R. Bondarenko announced. Officer Kristopher Stewart was dispatched to a residence in the city at 6:59 a.m. for a report of a 42-year-old...
May 7, 2013 - 10:06am
May 6, 2013
Young man: Were you delivering pizzas or pot?
River Falls police arrested a 22-year-old local man for drug paraphernalia possession last week Wednesday, May 1. Officers were acting on a tip...
May 6, 2013 - 4:46pm
May 3, 2013
Accused arsonist arrested, charged
Bond was set at $100,000 cash Friday afternoon for a 24-year-old Roberts man charged with setting the fire that caused $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School Tuesday. Justin W. Nelson, 46 Frank St., Roberts, was arrested late Thursday afternoon by Roberts...
May 3, 2013 - 3:03pm
May 2, 2013
Suspect arrested in SCC school fire
Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess announced Thursday evening (May 2) that a suspect has been arrested following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. Burgess made the announcement at a community meeting held by the St. Croix Central School District to...
May 2, 2013 - 10:28pm
May 1, 2013
Feds involved in Roberts school fire investigation; $5,000 reward offered for arsonist's arrest
The upper Midwest field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Wednesday that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million...
May 1, 2013 - 4:43pm
Youth using fake IDs may face lawsuits
A state Assembly committee has voted to let underage drinkers be sued if they're caught using fake identifications to hoodwink bars and liquor stores into selling them alcohol. The state affairs panel voted 9 to 0 this week in favor of a bill from De Pere Republican Andre Jacque....
May 1, 2013 - 1:50pm
UPDATE: Public's help sought in fire investigation
ROBERTS -- Officials with the St. Croix Central School District say extensive fire damage at the Roberts elementary school will prevent it from reopening before the end of the school year. By Monday, district leaders expect to have a plan as to how youngsters will finish out the year. Fire...
news / education
May 1, 2013 - 6:05am
April 30, 2013
Authorities offer reward in bear-poaching case
The Star Prairie Fish & Game organization is offering a $500 reward to the person whose tip results in the conviction of the person or persons...
April 30, 2013 - 1:34pm
Suspects learn: Hiding is futile
A handful of underage college students tried hiding from River Falls police sweeping an apartment at 215 W. Cascade Ave. after midnight Saturday,...
April 30, 2013 - 8:55am
April 26, 2013
UPDATE: Prescott threat was a hoax, chief says
The supposed texted threat that prompted cancellation of activities in the Prescott School District Thursday evening turns out to have been a hoax, dreamed up by the teenager who first reported it, according to Prescott police. Text messages received by a Prescott teenager Thursday...
April 26, 2013 - 7:24am
April 25, 2013
Letter: Timing is right for us to ponder and reflect
"Love your enemies" --The words of Jesus in Luke 6:27-30 "Hatreds do not ever cease by hatred, but by love; this is an eternal truth ..." -- The words of the Buddha in the Dhammapada 1.5 & 17.3 In the wake of the horror that took place in Boston last week, it might be a good time...
opinion / letters
April 25, 2013 - 1:48pm
Letter: Horrifying trial brought out the best in so many people
In the midst of the seemingly impenetrable darkness that surrounded the death of three precious girls, strong beams of light broke through to Jessica Schaffhausen and her extended family that came from Illinois, Michigan and California to support her as they relived horror in the...
opinion / letters
April 25, 2013 - 1:46pm
Prescott: Chief's notes on recent scams
Two city residents have been defrauded by individuals contacting them by telephone claiming to represent a computer maintenance firm and offering to sell them a computer maintenance contract.
April 25, 2013 - 12:42pm
Editorial: RF men and women in blue came through
A perfect storm converged on River Falls last summer: --On Friday, July 6, 2012, River Falls police were called to investigate what turned out to be a double knifing with a death and serious injury at an apartment building in the 200 block of West Cascade Avenue. After a lengthy...
opinion / editorials
April 25, 2013 - 12:32pm
April 24, 2013
Forged check brings bigamy charges
A Wausau man could be sentenced to nine years in prison if he is convicted on bigamy charges. Timothy Swinea, 45, is accused of never divorcing a woman he married 20 years ago in Missouri. He has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of bigamy and bail jumping. Swinea also entered...
April 24, 2013 - 3:31pm