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Driving again, but in the right direction
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Roaming goats, stolen snakes and scammers
Lightning causes power outage for RFMU customers
St. Croix consultant advises revising pay charts, rethinking worth of pay for performance
Missing: $8,500 in fireworks
crime and courts
Wild Side: Summer solstice is a fine time of year
Wildcats’ historic baseball season ends in extra innings
Wild Side: Green slime stinks of greed
Wildcat soccer advances to sectional championship
Wildcats sectional baseball champs
New family winery in River Falls featured on Spectrum West July 6
Gear up for ‘Cruisin for a Cause” on July 18
Featured photo: Monarch butterflies
Registration open for ‘Paddle with a Ranger’
Minnesota Orchestra performs free outdoor concert in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 7/07/15 Town Board Meeting
AD FOR BIDS: St Croix County Health Center Additions/ Renovation
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 7/07/15 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7/9/15 Special Meeting - Board Candidates
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/6/15 Hearing and Town Board Meeting
Florence J.(McMillen) Anderson-Trowbridge, 89
Beverly Thompson, 86
Daryl Albert Feyereisen, 75
Beverly Ruth Thompson, 86
Marjorie Wilma Yanisch, 88
Days Gone By: Elixirs, liniments, and pain relievers
Featured column: My gardening career: From potato bugs to soil fungus
Days Gone By: Sugar -- once a thriving business, until tragedy struck
Ready for a summer of experiences
Get Out! Deals
April 27, 2009
Legislator makes new pitch for marriage
A Wisconsin legislator makes a new pitch for traditional marriage. Rep Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, has proposed what he calls a Families First package that includes a tax cut for low-income married families and tax credits for married couples who attend counseling classes. With...
April 27, 2009 - 9:00am
April 16, 2009
Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson ready to chop 400 more jobs
Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson says it will cut up to 400 more jobs after its quarterly profits plunged 37 percent from a year ago. The motorcycle company blamed the recession, a restructuring that began three months ago, and a change in Wisconsin corporate tax laws for a $70 million...
April 16, 2009 - 9:46am
Human service funding cuts may hit budget hard
April 16, 2009 - 1:01am
March 9, 2009
Tonight is public hearing on school budget cuts
For anyone interested or concerned about the school district budget reduction package proposed for the fall, plan on attending a 6-8 p.m. public hearing (today) Monday, March 9, at the Meyer Middle School library. Copies of the proposal will be available. School district officials...
March 9, 2009 - 9:50am
January 29, 2009
Editorial: Summit could be about survival
An education summit with 100 invited citizens at the high school Saturday aims to focus on ways to improve local education and set priorities. First-year Superintendent Tom Westerhaus called for the summit. It's part of his emphasis on meticulous, long-range planning. In light...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
School district looks at future budget cuts
Hard times are affecting jobs, homes, businesses and government. Also schools. The River Falls School District is bracing for a projected deficit in its next budget for the 2009-10 school year. It was revealed during a presentation Jan.
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
State budget cuts to be felt across the board
Almost everybody will feel the effects of the latest state budget cuts, even the child who shows off a prized cow at the county fair. Gov. Jim Doyle's administration says it will ask lawmakers to cut $25 million in state grants that have not been awarded. It's part of an effort...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Dealing with state budget deficit Doyle says cuts first
Staring at a state budget deficit of $5.4 billion, Gov. Jim Doyle said that cuts in state spending will be his first choice in balancing the budget, but there will also be tax hikes. "My first obligation is to do everything we can through cuts," Doyle said to reporters from The...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2008
Reports denies schools are dumping recess
A new report says it's not true that most elementary schools are scrapping recess to make kids study harder and do better on standardized tests. But the Center for Public Education says the practice exists in some places, and it's most likely in schools with high-poverty and large...
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Doyle administration continues Job Service cutbacks
Wisconsin's Job Service program is being slimmed down and the process will continue until the end of the year. Job centers in all 72 counties are being consolidated in 22 cities and many centers are closing as their leases run out. About 150 workers are setting up shop in local...
August 15, 2008 - 9:00am
May 22, 2008
State AG promises Justice Dept. will give $1 million back to treasury
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has promised to give $1 million back to the state treasury by the end of next month. Now, we're learning how he's doing it. The Associated Press said Van Hollen quietly gave up $600,000 in February, after Gov.
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am