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Cell towers for Pierce greenlighted by Land Management
Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
All about birds: 'Can-do' club posts at DeSanctis
Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Edward R. Rang, 88
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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crime and courts
September 18, 2016
Suspect dead, 8 injured after mall stabbings in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 10:52am
September 8, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker has no opinion yet on free computers for freshmen; schools evacuate, river warnings continue
Gov. Scott Walker is not sure yet if he'll support giving free computers or tablets to all high school freshmen in Wisconsin -- and he wants to learn more about it. State Assembly Republicans are making the free computers part of what they call a "Forward Agenda" for the next two-year...
September 8, 2016 - 8:01am
September 7, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Wisconsin one of 10 presidential ‘toss up’ states; flash flood watch continues; and 9 more state news stories
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new poll shows that Democrat Hillary Clinton still has a big lead over Donald Trump for electoral votes, but Wisconsin is one of 10 "toss up" states. The Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll gives Clinton a 46-to-44 percent edge against Republican Donald Trump...
September 7, 2016 - 9:50am
September 2, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State report describes care problems at King Veterans Home; Slender Man stabbing suspect to change plea; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary...
September 2, 2016 - 9:26am
August 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says he's undecided on UW tuition proposal; No federal disaster aid for Buffalo, Trempealeau counties; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package...
August 19, 2016 - 9:56am
July 27, 2016
Seized dogs from closed puppy mill can now be adopted
Beginning this week, dozens of dogs found in squalor-like conditions at a Pierce County breeder’s home became available to new owners. Pierce...
July 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 30, 2016
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
La Crosse -- Authorities in western Wisconsin are looking for the man who robbed the Altra Federal Credit Union branch office inside a grocery store in La Crosse. One person was brought in for questioning, but hasn't been called a suspect. Witnesses say a white man walked into the...
May 30, 2016 - 12:34pm
April 3, 2015
UPDATE: Wild chase Friday morning ends with crash in the town of St. Joseph
An erratic driver who led police on a chase through North Hudson and north on Hwy. 35 at reported speeds up to 90 mph Friday morning was apprehended...
April 3, 2015 - 4:04pm
Warrant entry fees OK’d for Pierce County
ELLSWORTH -- At its March 24 meeting, the Pierce County Board voted to charge $30 per warrant for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to perform the entry of municipal warrants for other municipalities in the county. This issue was brought before the board due to a verbal...
April 3, 2015 - 6:00am
March 20, 2015
Bourget, Seidl seek area appellate court seat
When voters head to the polls, they have a choice in the judge that joins the District III Court of Appeals. Mark Seidl, a Wausau private-practice...
March 20, 2015 - 10:44am
March 13, 2015
Police Beat: Alleged strangler charged
A 37-year-old River Falls man was jailed and faces a felony for allegedly choking a woman until she passed out. The alleged victim, a 29-year-old...
March 13, 2015 - 4:43pm
Bail set for woman in revenge, murder plot
UPDATE -- Bail was set at $50,000 on Monday, Nov. 10 for a 60-year-old River Falls woman charged with multiple felonies in connection with a...
crime and courts
November 13, 2014 - 1:37pm
September 5, 2014
Now she can see the work through to the end
Jennifer Knutson admits that it’s not automatic shedding “cop mode” when she goes off duty. A few weeks ago, before attending a wedding,...
September 5, 2014 - 6:00am
July 23, 2014
Downtown rooftop trespasser riles tenants; drinking teen at bridge found unconscious
River Falls police ticketed a 21-year-old Roberts man for running back and forth across a building roof before 2 a.m. Saturday, July 19, in the...
News/crime and courts
July 23, 2014 - 1:23pm
January 24, 2014
Sheriff: Please keep me in the loop about new jail
ELLSWORTH -- Throughout 2013 meetings on whether and where to build a new Pierce County Jail, one important voice was largely absent. But at one of the first 2014 meetings last Wednesday, Jan. 15, Sheriff Nancy Hove spoke publicly several matters pertaining to the jail. “I...
January 24, 2014 - 9:10am