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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
Wisconsin roundup: UW responds to campus 'free speech' bill; baked-goods question goes before judge; 9 more state news stories
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Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
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Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
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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...
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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
April 1, 2014
Night blaze extinguished at Cudd’s trailer court
River Falls firefighters were called to Cudd’s trailer court, 1450 S. Wasson Lane #51, just before 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27. River Falls police were already there. Heavy smoke was first reported. An officer used a fire extinguisher to knock down flames under a corner of the...
April 1, 2014 - 11:04am
March 27, 2014
UPDATE: Troy fire severely damages house on Glover
Flames were visible near the porch and side of a town of Troy house at 351 N. Glover Road just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27. The property...
March 27, 2014 - 9:20am
March 5, 2014
Burning stove embers may have caused rural home blaze
River Falls firefighters were sent to a house fire at 83 170th St., town of Pleasant Valley, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5. The homeowner, James...
March 5, 2014 - 4:22pm
February 3, 2014
UPDATE: Busy 24 hours for River Falls Fire Department
The Thursday night fire first reported as an old barn was actually an abandoned farmhouse…Nothing of value was stored in the house. The well for the vacated house was still functional and the owners had heat tape around the pressure tank and covered it with straw to keep it from...
February 3, 2014 - 9:36am