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River Falls clinic No. 2 on the way
Boy, 16, dies after sustaining injuries in SD farm accident
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Shortage of volunteer firefighters has local, state officials concerned
Wisconsin roundup: Obamacare about to begin its fourth signup season; Wausau teen gets 13 years for killing another teen; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
Performance to pay homage to Nobel prize winning Dylan
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
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
Real Estate Showcase
October 22, 2009
Doyle admits having second thoughts about not running
Gov. Jim Doyle admits having second thoughts about his decision not to run for re-election. But he told reporters Wednesday he'll stick to it, and will use the $2 million in his campaign fund to support other candidates and causes. The Democrat Doyle said two months ago that he...
October 22, 2009 - 9:00am
Doyle supports bill to make everyone arrested for felonies give DNA
Gov. Jim Doyle says he supports a new bill to make everyone arrested for felonies give their DNA as they get booked. Right now, only those convicted of felonies have to provide samples - and up to 12,000 never made it to a state database. Doyle says too many people fall through...
October 22, 2009 - 9:00am
October 6, 2009
Doyle signs bill today that requires kindergarten daily attendance
Gov. Jim Doyle will sign a bill today that requires Wisconsin kids to attend kindergarten daily, and not just when their parents feel like sending them. State officials said only 117 of last year's first-graders had not been enrolled in kindergarten. But because it's not mandatory,...
October 6, 2009 - 9:14am
September 3, 2009
Doyle promotes bill for cleaner energy
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin needs cleaner energy, even if Congress does not pass national limits on greenhouse gases. Doyle told a forum in Saginaw, Mich., Wednesday that We Energies' proposed wood-burning power plant near Wausau would never happened without a state law that forces...
September 3, 2009 - 9:39am
August 25, 2009
State Republicans criticize governor's latest choice for chief legal counsel
Wisconsin Republicans are not happy with Gov. Jim Doyle's hiring of Susan Crawford as his new chief legal counsel. The Grand Old Party noted that Crawford gave $1,000 to the governor's campaign from 2004-07. Crawford is a former assistant attorney general who has held several...
August 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 12, 2009
Governor thanks Chiefs
Governor Jim Doyle visited UW-River Falls at noon Tuesday for a traditional courtesy visit to the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, his greeting also included goodbyes since the Chiefs will not return to River Falls for training camp as they have for nearly two decades. Carla Vigue,...
August 12, 2009 - 4:53pm
July 22, 2009
Universities and non-profits get OK to spend more of endowment funds
Wisconsin universities and other non-profit groups can now spend more of their endowment funds. Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill this week that lets charitable groups tap into the original amounts of money donated for things like scholarships. Until now, only interest and dividends...
July 22, 2009 - 9:00am
June 30, 2009
Doyle removes big limits on teacher salaries
Gov. Jim Doyle removed some big limits on Wisconsin teacher salaries when he signed the new state budget Monday. But the state's largest teachers' union says it won't be as bad for school budgets and taxpayers as many think. Dan Burkhalter of WEAC says we'll probably see more...
June 30, 2009 - 9:00am
June 25, 2009
Doyle and four other governors meet with President Obama on health care reform
President Obama met with five governors Wednesday, including Wisconsin's Jim Doyle, to get their views on revamping the nation's health care system. The group included three Democrats and two Republicans and Obama said they all agreed that the priorities include controlling costs,...
June 25, 2009 - 9:00am
March 6, 2009
State spending jumps over 10 percent in Doyle budget claims group
The proposed 2009-11 state budget holds general fund spending increases to less than 1 percent, but expenditures climb by 10.7 percent from all revenue sources, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance a non-partisan government watchdog group. Spending in 2007-09 was $56.7...
March 6, 2009 - 9:00am
March 5, 2009
Doyle says he won't give up power to appoint DNR head
Gov. Jim Doyle now says he won't give up his power to appoint the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. That's a flip-flop from a long-time stand he took earlier and it confirms a change of heart he first hinted in January. In a letter this week, Doyle said...
March 5, 2009 - 9:00am
Public hearings to be held on Doyle's budget; one in Eau Claire
The state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee will start hearing from Wisconsinites later this month about the governor's proposed state budget. The panel will hold day-long public hearings March 23 in Sparta, March 25 in West Allis, March 27 in Eau Claire, March 30 in Racine,...
March 5, 2009 - 9:00am
March 3, 2009
State corrections head says national report supports Doyle's prisoner release plan
State corrections' secretary Rick Raemisch says a new national report re-affirms Gov. Jim Doyle's prison strategy. The Pew Center on the States said Wisconsin's incarceration rate exploded by over 400 percent over the last quarter century. The Badger State now has one person in...
March 3, 2009 - 9:00am
February 27, 2009
No charges to be filed in Doyle admin contracts cases
The State Justice Department says it will not file charges in two cases in which Gov. Doyle's administration was accused of steering state contracts to campaign donors. Both cases were investigated a second time, after justice staffers dropped them in 2007, without telling Attorney...
February 27, 2009 - 9:00am
February 24, 2009
Doyle talks budget in Superior, Murphy oil officials say oil tax unfair
Deep cuts in state shared revenue never materialized when Wisconsin's governor delivered a budget address that promises to spread the pain of a projected $5.7 billion budget shortfall in the next biennium. "We are in a tough spot," Doyle said to a crowd of city and county officials,...
February 24, 2009 - 8:27am