Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Narcan credited for saving lives in Hudson, beyond
Update: Amish crash victims in 'good' condition
New feed store stresses customer service
Wisconsin roundup: Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens — but only temporarily; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
Fish still kings in the North
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
River Falls Legion takes third in Mankato tournament
Golfers honored for academics
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
RFPD has biggest "Torch Run" year yet
Booster Days packed full of fun and excitement
Every person has a fair story
New director has a big heart for nonprofit, community
How do they do it? Making the perfect cheese curd
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 7/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/25/17 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/5/17 Town Board Meeting
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/17/17, Case No. 17-CV-129, Valerie Sowa
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Amended Ad For Bids - 2017 Mill & Overlay
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ruth E. Afdahl, 82
Russell V. Tauferner, 92
Dorothy Esther Johnson, 83
Library Notes: Reading children's books is good for the soul
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
Viewpoint: Fighting for affordable, quality health care
Letters to the editor
Arts Minded: Developing art scene is inspiring
Real Estate Showcase
Buy Our Photos
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
January 30, 2015
Rural River Falls vehicular blaze quickly put out
A fire on-board a skid-steer loader being used with some fence-line clean up was snuffed out by a St. Croix County sheriff's deputy before 9...
January 30, 2015 - 10:45am