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Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
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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
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
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Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Paul D. Ritzinger, 62
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April 23, 2010
Grass, pine fire threatens Somerset homes
A large grass fire in a tinder-dry stand of pine trees in Somerset was being battled by firefighters Friday afternoon. Dispatchers received...
April 23, 2010 - 1:33pm
April 15, 2010
Fire generates new life, growth
Who knew that the very folks hired to fight fires, sometimes ignite them? The blazes they set, called controlled or prescribed burns, help...
April 15, 2010 - 4:29pm
April 1, 2010
3 Elmwood firefighters hurt battling grass fire; 1 still at Regions
WAVERLY -- One Elmwood firefighter was airlifted to Regions Hospital Wednesday evening and two others were transported to River Falls Area Hospital...
April 1, 2010 - 9:30am
March 27, 2010
House fire displaces one; town of RF home heavily damaged
An early morning fire Saturday displaced one man and may have killed at least one pet. River Falls firefighters were alerted to the structure...
March 27, 2010 - 7:53am
March 3, 2010
Fire consumes mobile home
River Falls firefighters responded to a trailer house blaze at Fox's Trailer Court on the east side of Hwy. 35 just north of the city at 9:30...
March 3, 2010 - 9:43am
December 22, 2009
Saloon fire kills four
Authorities found four people dead after an early-morning fire at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Blanchardville early Dec. 21. The tavern owner died while trying to save three others who were killed. Authorities said 45-year-old Daniel Hardekopf was found in a stairwell on the lower...
December 22, 2009 - 11:41am
December 3, 2009
Dunn County fire hampers harvest
A grain company in northwest Wisconsin seeks a replacement corn bin and dryer to keep their business going in the wake of a Dec. 1 fire. The blaze destroyed about 4,000 bushels of corn at Rusk Prairie Grain near Tainter Lake in Dunn County. Co-owner LuAnn Prochnow said they're happy...
December 3, 2009 - 11:32am
November 25, 2009
Alley, old buildings transform
Crews recently finished work on the exterior of the Public Safety Building on Elm Street. A Nov. 18 memorandum from the city's Maintenance Supervisor,...
November 25, 2009 - 10:43am
October 9, 2009
Former Marine sentenced for providing flare that started Patrick Cudahy fire
A former Marine will spend his next three Julys in jail for providing the military flare that started a massive fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant near Milwaukee. Joshua Popp, 23, was also put on three years of probation Thursday, and was told to perform 500 hours of community...
October 9, 2009 - 9:00am
September 11, 2009
Eau Claire-area business fire Friday has local firm scrambling to help
LAKE HALLIE - An early-morning fire Friday at Greener Grass Systems caused an estimated $1 million in damage to an office, retail and residence but the firm's equipment was spared and customer calls are being fielded through its branch office in River Falls. "We want customers to...
September 11, 2009 - 5:27pm
July 29, 2009
Plea deal in works for one brother accused of starting meat plant fire
A plea deal is being sought for at least one of two brothers accused of firing the military flare that started the massive fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant. Kurtis and Joshua Popp waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. And they were ordered...
July 29, 2009 - 9:00am
July 24, 2009
Two brothers free on bonds after being charged with causing fire at meat plant
Two brothers are free on signature bonds after appearing in court Thursday on charges connected with the July 5 blaze at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant. Kurtis Popp, 25, of Milwaukee and Joshua Popp, 23, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., are both charged with second-degree felony reckless...
July 24, 2009 - 9:00am
July 17, 2009
Military flare shot from a barbecue started meat plant fire
The military flare that started a huge fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant was shot by two brothers at a barbecue on July 5. That's according to their mother, who tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they were "just being idiots." The paper identified a suspect arrested Wednesday...
July 17, 2009 - 9:00am
July 15, 2009
Cudahy mayor furious that military flare started meat plant fire
The mayor of Cudahy says he's furious that someone started the fire that ravaged the Patrick Cudahy meat plant, even if it was an accident. Officials said Tuesday that a military flare exploded before landing on the plant's roof July 5. It was fired east of the plant. And it started...
July 15, 2009 - 9:14am
June 24, 2009
SUV burns, stops traffic
Black smoke and the smell of burning rubber filled the air around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning as flames consumed a red, 1998 Chevrolet Blazer parked...
June 24, 2009 - 9:48am