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Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows
Songen takes first place in Innovation Challenge competition
Wisconsin roundup: Sausage slip-up sets off bacon-seeking McDonald’s customer; more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup:Feds suggest revised rules for Upper Mississippi River; Amery man accused of animal mistreatment; more state news stories
Pierce County sheriff's blotter: PO box incident; Pursuit through River Falls
crime and courts
Auran, Castellano WIAC Scholar-Athletes
Murphy earns postseason honor at UWGB
RF girls golf team receives Team Academic All-State recognition
National Eagle Center introduces newest bald eagle ambassador: Latsch
Powerlifters set the bar high at state meet
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/19/18 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/21/18 Referendum Forums
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- Official Advertising
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/19/18 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/30/18 Special Meeting Minutes
Momma's Bling Thing opens on Main Street
Feds say no to permit for Michigan mine
WITC-New Richmond Earns Family Friendly Workplace Certification
WW Health Offering Care at Christian Community Home
Another option for morning coffee in Ellsworth
Place a Business Announcement
Rosella Anna Huppert
Stewart A. Lentz
Evan Lyle Hall
Audrey Black Alton
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Viewpoint: Giving a voice to people who live with disabilities
Woodworking column: Caveat Emptor
Letters to the editor: Why should children pay the penalty?
Viewpoint: Kinni badminton
From this Perch: Here's to Hope!
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April 8, 2013
Schaffhausen witness was collared with two knives near courtroom
A $50,000 cash bond was set Monday afternoon for a witness who allegedly made vague threats toward witnesses and prosecutors in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial, currently underway at Hudson. Joseph Aaron Rollag, 31, of Andover, Minn., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Friday...
April 8, 2013 - 2:14pm
February 14, 2013
St. Croix County wind farm project application denied by PSC
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted 2-1 on Thursday, Feb. 14, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 megawatt (MW) wind electric facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St.
February 14, 2013 - 12:29pm
July 24, 2012
Schaffhausen bound over in homicide case
A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott...
July 24, 2012 - 1:58pm
July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 10, 2012
SECOND UPDATE: Father booked on first degree counts of homicide in the deaths of his daughters
About two hours after he allegedly killed his three children at the home where he once lived, a former River Falls man turned himself in to police...
July 10, 2012 - 6:13pm
July 4, 2012
THIRD UPDATE: Searcher, dog find missing 5-year-old
PRESCOTT - Officials announced around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from...
July 4, 2012 - 9:37am
April 25, 2012
Woman corrections guard found not guilty of sexual conduct with juvenile male inmates
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships,...
April 25, 2012 - 2:40pm
March 6, 2012
'American Idol' journey is over - What's next for Reed Grimm?
Last week, local "American Idol" contestant Reed Grimm was voted off the show, but not until after some emotional peaks and valleys were experienced...
March 6, 2012 - 4:59pm
UPDATE: Prairie Island nuclear plant terminates "unusual event" notice
Prairie Island nuclear plant has terminated its "notification of unusual event." The event was declared today at 6:24 a.m. and ended at 11:36 a.m. following "thorough assessment of plant conditions" and Unit 2's coolant system, Xcel Energy officials said. The alert was triggered...
March 6, 2012 - 1:41pm
March 1, 2012
March 1, 2012: American Idol -- Reed Grimm's journey comes to a painful end
In Thursday's American Idol elimination night, the audiences in Los Angeles and at Junior's Bar and Grill in River Falls were taken on an emotional...
March 1, 2012 - 10:28pm
February 28, 2012
American Idol contestant Reed Grimm gives solid performance on Tuesday
"American Idol" candidate Reed Grimm was a hit with the judges in his first live performance Tuesday night on Fox. Typical of Grimm's personality...
February 28, 2012 - 8:15pm
February 27, 2012
Voting begins for Grimm Tonight; only two hours to cast your vote
Voting is critical for American Idol contestants to stay in the running now that taped shows have ended and live broadcasts begin Tuesday. The...
February 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
February 25, 2012
Rallying 'Idol' votes
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
February 21, 2012
Historic chalice thought to be lost in a cyclone a hundred years ago recently uncovered at Wisconsin church
It was lost but now it is found. A ornate silver chalice believed to have been lost from the St. Thomas Episcopal Church during the 1899 cyclone...
February 21, 2012 - 7:28am
February 8, 2012
Plant spokeswoman says radioactive water leaks at Minnesota's Prairie Island nuclear plant pose "no risk"
Nearly 4,000 gallons of water containing "small amounts" of tritium and "trace amounts" of other chemicals have been released by Prairie Island nuclear plant since November, plant spokeswoman Mary Sandok said Wednesday. The most recent leak, occurring when 27 gallons of water that...
February 8, 2012 - 11:52am