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Plant disease class offered
Progress? Minnesota lawmakers ponder restoring tax reciprocity
Area school districts present united front against Gov. Walker’s budget
Harsdorf votes with majority for ‘Right to Work’
Council candidates sound off in public forum
crime and courts
Wildcat gymnasts heading to state; girls regional hoops champs
Fusion girls’ hockey sectional runner-up
Fusion skate to sectional final
Fusion win, Wildcats lose hockey playoff openers
Wild Side: Wild blank places on the map
Get a look at the stars
Dignity quilts donated
Global-minded River Falls speaker to analyze China, cyberwarfare
‘Spock’: He lived long and prospered
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
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CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- Glen Park Bridge Rail Panels
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/2/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3./16/15 Public Hearing re: Moody Rezone Request
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3./5/15 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/2/15 Town Board Meeting
LeRoy J. Nickel, 83
Sonja C. Johnson
Lyle and LaVerne Zastrow
Dylan J. Denk, 22
Annette Blanchette, 77
Days Gone By: 1975 Malmer Brothers Red & White Grocery Store
Featured syndicated column: Who will be Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2018?
Featured syndicated column: This is the time for political moves and countermoves
Featured letter: Ambulance coverage still as good as ever
Featured letter to the editor: What is happening to education in Wisconsin?
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August 27, 2013
Burn ban goes into effect for greater River Falls area and beyond (including Prescott)
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson said a burn ban will start immediately for the city of River Falls. Surrounding town officials have also agreed to the ban: Kinnickinnic, River Falls, Clifton, Pleasant Valley and Troy. Lack of rain for weeks and now scorching temperatures with...
news / region
August 27, 2013 - 12:22pm
June 12, 2013
Flame burns down after 40 years of firefighting
Since Paul "Pauly" Whiteside started working as a black helmet, or a "regular firefighter," said Fire Chief Scott Nelson, many things have changed. Now one more thing will; Whiteside has retired after 40 years and six months of service to the River Falls area. "I just thought it...
June 12, 2013 - 1:50pm
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013: Three departments fight Sunday evening house fire
Fire erupted in a town of River Falls home Sunday evening, bringing out three area departments for about two hours. Fire was reported at a home nestled off a wooded cul de sac at N8641 1020th St., about a mile south of West Division Street, on the west side of the Kinnickinnic River. The...
May 27, 2013 - 7:45am
May 2, 2013
Suspect arrested in SCC school fire
Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess announced Thursday evening (May 2) that a suspect has been arrested following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. Burgess made the announcement at a community meeting held by the St. Croix Central School District to...
May 2, 2013 - 10:28pm
May 1, 2013
Location found for SCC elementary classes
After a Tuesday, April 30, fire closed St. Croix Central Elementary, district officials have been searching for a place to hold classes for the remainder of the school year. District Superintendent David Bradley said the district has identified Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp, located...
May 1, 2013 - 4:39pm
UPDATE: Public's help sought in fire investigation
ROBERTS -- Officials with the St. Croix Central School District say extensive fire damage at the Roberts elementary school will prevent it from reopening before the end of the school year. By Monday, district leaders expect to have a plan as to how youngsters will finish out the year. Fire...
news / education
May 1, 2013 - 6:05am
March 11, 2013
Major night fire sweeps through apartment
Just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, local firefighters were sent to a blaze of an engulfed rental building owned by the River Falls Housing...
March 11, 2013 - 12:07pm
January 9, 2013
UPDATE: House fire in town of Martell sends one to hospital
Ellsworth firefighters were dispatched to a house in the town of Martell mid-morning Wednesday. Fire Chief Brent Langer said while deceiving from the outside, the inside was heavily damaged due to smoke. Two occuapnts escaped the fire in the single-story ranch-style home but, reportedly,...
January 9, 2013 - 12:15pm
November 30, 2012
Rabbits perish in Somerset barn fire
About 120 rabbits died in a rural Somerset barn fire early Friday morning. The Somerset Fire Department was called out to a barn fire at about 2:40 a.m. at the the Michael and Deanne Ray farm at 1615 57th St., Somerset. Mutual aid was provided by the St. Joseph and New Richmond...
November 30, 2012 - 9:22am
November 13, 2012
UPDATE 2: Tuesday night fire destroys River Falls' Kennedy Street home
A single-family home on Kennedy Street on River Falls' southwest side was left burned and uninhabitable, according to River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson. Fire officials also confirmed that property owners and Dan and Sandra Waletzko escaped their residence at 322 Kennedy St. without...
November 13, 2012 - 8:10pm
July 9, 2012
Fire damages New Richmond apartment building
Crews from three fire departments were called to New Richmond on Sunday, July 8, to battle a structure fire at 651 Monette Ave. According to Jim VanderWyst, New Richmond fire chief, it wasn't the size of the fire that was the problem, it was the heat. "It was extremely hot for the...
July 9, 2012 - 9:27am
Barn fire brings out three departments Monday evening
A Monday evening fire claimed a barn, said to be empty of livestock, on property owned by Thomas and Holly Kaeder, N4883, CTH OO, a mile south of Hwy. 10, rural Hager City. Ellsworth firefighters were alerted around 7:15 p.m. after fire was reported near a silo that was spreading...
April 9, 2012 - 8:11pm
January 27, 2012
Blaze destroys pole shed, vehicles in Somerset Township
What started as a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon quickly grew and destroyed a pole barn in Somerset Township. Travis Belisle, Somerset Fire/Rescue chief, said the call came in around 4:40 p.m.
January 27, 2012 - 11:15am
November 15, 2011
UPDATED: Fire destroys farm granary, equipment
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson and a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department confirm that pole-shed-style farm building...
November 15, 2011 - 5:16pm