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Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
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
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
Featured photo: Hummingbird
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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
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Marjorie J. LaDuke, 82,
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
Real Estate Showcase
September 19, 2016
Fire damages home in Ellsworth Township
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH — Fire damaged a home on 610th Street in Ellsworth Township Sunday night, Sept. 18. Nobody was injured in the blaze. According...
September 19, 2016 - 1:14pm
September 8, 2016
Who set fire to little library repository?
River Falls police have called it a case of arson. A wooden book donation stand and its contents – Little Free Library – was burned and damaged...
News/crime and courts
September 8, 2016 - 2:51pm
September 6, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW report: Recession's 'long shadow' finally lifts in Wisconsin; U.S. Labor Secretary: Labor Day is more than honoring work; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- "The long shadow of the Great Recession is finally lifting in Wisconsin." Those are the first words in a new report on the state's workforce from the UW Madison Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The liberal think tank says the state's recovery remains "comparatively unimpressive"...
News/crime and courts
September 6, 2016 - 8:50am
September 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Mondovi police looking for damaged SUV which totaled 3 vehicles; Sun Prairie man dies in domestic incident; and 10 more state news stories
MONDOVI -- Mondovi police are pretty confident they will find the late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee they're looking for. It should have a lot of damage to its front end. They want to talk to the driver who totaled three parked vehicles at about 1 a.m. Sunday, then drove away from the...
News/crime and courts
September 5, 2016 - 10:17am
August 18, 2016
Overnight, River Falls area house goes up in flames
Just after 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, River Falls firefighters were sent to a house fire at 653 Tradition Trail in the town of Troy. A neighbor...
August 18, 2016 - 9:46am
August 10, 2016
UPDATE: Faulty wiring may have sparked early morning blaze
River Falls firefighters were called to a house fire at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at W10415 860th Ave., town of River Falls. Jeanne M. Johnson, 47, had been up getting ready for work when she smelled smoke, according to River Falls Assistant Fire Chief Mike Moody. “She found...
August 10, 2016 - 10:19am
July 5, 2016
Fatal crash involved 7 survivors from Wisconsin; watchful resident spots alleged arsonist in action; group seeks federal funds to ship logs; 10 more state news stories
NORTH BRANCH-- Seven Wisconsin residents were involved in a three-vehicle crash in eastern Minnesota that killed a pair of motorcyclists. Forty-four-year-old Mark Lindstrom of Pulaski, his wife Katherine, and three of their children ages 10 to 15 all had non-life threatening injuries...
July 5, 2016 - 8:00am
April 19, 2016
RFFD douses RF Industrial Center fire
River Falls firefighters doused a fire in the River Falls Industrial Center Sunday evening. A piece of equipment caught on fire in the basement of the building, according to River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Moody said the fire was caused by an electrical...
April 19, 2016 - 10:12am
March 11, 2016
Storage unit blaze ruled accidental
A fire last week that destroyed irreplaceable belongings in numerous storage units at a rural Ellsworth facility was not the result of foul play. Pierce County Sheriff's Office investigator Pete Koch said the cause of the March 5 fire at Cleary Building Co. was ruled accidental. Property...
March 11, 2016 - 10:28am
March 7, 2016
Fire destroys structure at Cleary Building Co.
Fire destroyed a storage building on Saturday at a business in rural Ellsworth. The building, owned by Cleary Building Co., was located at W7740...
March 7, 2016 - 7:49am
January 4, 2016
Up in smoke
The driver of this gray 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander apparently pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder of North Main Street upon smelling smoke around...
January 4, 2016 - 10:42am
November 9, 2015
UPDATE: Pearl Street fire contained to upper levels
River Falls fire units responded to a house fire just before 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5. The blaze was reported by the occupant of 403 N. Pearl...
November 9, 2015 - 8:37am
July 10, 2015
UPDATE: Old Martell grocery store fire cause undetermined (+ video)
Fire heavily damaged a vintage Pierce County building -- the former Martell grocery store -- early Thursday evening. Owner Dan Knutson, who...
July 10, 2015 - 10:24am
April 1, 2015
Fire a reminder of the need to be careful
A brush fire Tuesday mid-afternoon, March 31, in the town of Troy required the joint response of the River Falls and Hudson fire departments...
News/crime and courts
April 1, 2015 - 9:07am
February 7, 2015
UPDATE: Fire heavily damages main saw building at Schmitt Timber
SPRING VALLEY -- Firefighters from more than a dozen departments worked into early Saturday morning to control a blaze in a sawing building at Schmitt Timber Co., a large sawmill and wood-processing firm, located about two miles west of Spring Valley. Wayne Schmitt, who operates...
February 7, 2015 - 1:49pm