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New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
While landlocked, new River Falls/Ellsworth reporter finds new waters to chart
WinField business projects continue to meet with city approval
Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
crime and courts
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St.
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
July 27, 2016
New county shop enters design phase
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A new Pierce County Highway Department shop in the town of El Paso has reached the design phase, confirmed Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson. The new shop and salt shed will be located on six acres at the intersection of County road CC and 450th Avenue. It will...
July 27, 2016 - 10:25am
July 26, 2016
Slow road to rural broadband continues
ELLSWORTH — State technology officials offered no quick solutions last week for bringing broadband connections to rural communities, but restated...
July 26, 2016 - 3:50pm
July 13, 2016
St. Croix judge selected to head Committee of Chief Judges
MADISON – Chief Judge Scott R. Needham, St. Croix County Circuit Court, has been selected by fellow chief judges from across Wisconsin to...
News/crime and courts
July 13, 2016 - 10:05am
July 2, 2016
River Falls nursing home director says pay attention to this issue
With more and more baby boomers reaching retirement, The Lutheran Home’s local Executive Director Spencer Beard said River Falls should be...
July 2, 2016 - 6:00am
June 23, 2016
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Four members of the City Council – a 4-3 majority – muffed it last week. They snubbed 821 residents who looked over and agreed to sign a petition asking that an advisory referendum be added to the November voting ballot. Yes, yes, we know their excuses for rejecting the request...
June 23, 2016 - 9:33am
June 16, 2016
City Council denies adding referendum to November ballot
The River Falls City Council denied a request Tuesday night, June 14, by a local group -- Western Wisconsin United to Amend -- to add a referendum to the November ballot that would allow city residents to vote in favor or against showing support for a proposed 28th amendment to the...
June 16, 2016 - 11:51am
June 3, 2016
GOP leaders criticize Walker's road funding approach; almost one-third of State Assembly members unopposed; alleged Twin Cities gang member ordered to stand trial for Manitowoc murder; and 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- At least two Republican legislative leaders say they'll keep looking for acceptable revenue increases to improve Wisconsin highways. That's after Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he would not raise transportation taxes or fees without corresponding budget cuts elsewhere....
June 3, 2016 - 9:52am
May 30, 2016
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
La Crosse -- Authorities in western Wisconsin are looking for the man who robbed the Altra Federal Credit Union branch office inside a grocery store in La Crosse. One person was brought in for questioning, but hasn't been called a suspect. Witnesses say a white man walked into the...
May 30, 2016 - 12:34pm
May 25, 2016
Council approves room tax changes
The city council voted to amend the city’s room tax law. The changes bring the municipal code up to date with recent changes to state room tax laws. Room tax is a partnership of the City of River Falls and the River Falls Chamber of Commerce -- the City’s designated tourism entity....
May 25, 2016 - 4:50pm
May 18, 2016
Ternes steps down as UWRF athletic director
UW-River Falls Director of Athletics Roger Ternes has announced he is resigning from his position effective Aug. 5. Ternes informed UWRF Chancellor...
May 18, 2016 - 8:37am
May 13, 2016
Afton Islamic center approved
In front of a packed house, Afton City Council approved a conditional-use permit for a new Islamic center during its April 19 meeting. The Islamic...
May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
May 6, 2016
Gov. Walker in River Falls to help open Options for Women
Governor Scott Walker made an early morning appearance at the grand opening for the new Options for Women (formerly Pregnancy Helpline) at 214...
May 6, 2016 - 11:10am
May 3, 2016
HCF community forum on May 16: Playing it safe on the virtual playground
The Hudson Community Foundation in cooperation with the Hudson School District is sponsoring a community forum entitled “Safety in the Virtual Playground,” May 16 at Hudson Middle School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is focused on the use and misuse of social media and digital...
May 3, 2016 - 11:51am
April 29, 2016
Harsdorf will seek to reclaim her senate seat in the Wisconsin Legislature.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) announced the kickoff to her re-election campaign last week while traveling across the 10th Senate District. She will be opposed in the fall election by Democrat challenger Diane Odeen, a River Falls attorney and at-large River Falls City...
April 29, 2016 - 4:20pm
April 28, 2016
River crossing officials add cranes to accelerate project
About one-third finished, the St. Croix River Crossing project -- the new bridge from Stillwater to Wisconsin -- heads into its prime construction...
April 28, 2016 - 11:47am