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Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Edward R. Rang, 88
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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September 9, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP wants Feingold to release his State Department work documents; Richland County Fair reopens after flooding; and 10 more state news stories
The state Republican Party has asked Democrat Russ Feingold to release emails and other records from when he was a special envoy in the Congo. The National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a request 20 months ago under the Freedom of Information Act for items relating to Feingold's...
News/crime and courts
September 9, 2016 - 8:52am
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
August 30, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The lawsuit says the Veterans Administration accepted responsibility for "action...
News/crime and courts
August 30, 2016 - 11:09am
August 15, 2016
Senator's staff to meet with area constituents
Sen. Ron Johnson (-Wis.) said Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours at several locations in northwestern Wisconsin next week. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding...
August 15, 2016 - 9:40am
Clifton solicits bids for new town hall; referendum also on the way
The Clifton Town Board is soliciting bids for construction of a new town hall. Speaking at the Aug. 2 Clifton Town Board meeting, Supervisor Joe Rohl presented a Request for Proposal he'd drawn up for the building project. The RFP provides a step forward, following many months of...
August 15, 2016 - 8:38am
August 12, 2016
Candidate Zimmerman focused on jobs, strong economy and next election
Shannon Zimmerman, business owner of Sajan in River Falls and first-time candidate for public office, secured the Republican nomination for District 30 State Assembly with a victory in the Aug. 9 primary election. That evening Zimmerman spoke with his primary opponent Paul Berning...
August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
August 3, 2016
Election day: Where not to vote...And also where to vote
The primary featuring contested races for St. Croix County district attorney, two state assembly seats, 3rd and 7th Congressional districts,...
August 3, 2016 - 3:03pm
July 30, 2016
Stifter movin' on: Goodbye university, hello City Hall
The end of an era has come for the facilities planning and management department at UW-River with the parting of Michael Stifter as director....
July 30, 2016 - 5:00am
July 29, 2016
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Hudson resident Jeff Larson is regarded among friends as unpretentious, humble and not in the last bit attracted to the limelight. He also just...
July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
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