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UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
River Falls students work and bond; their efforts help rescue does
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
Sex-related resignations affect St. Croix law enforcement
River Falls clinic No. 2 on the way
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
Featured photo: Powerwashing
Church in River Falls to host Fall Festival
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
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
Real Estate Showcase
October 18, 2016
College presents Trump vs. Clinton political issues roundtable
UW-River Falls' Political Science Department is hosting "Trump v. Clinton: The Election of a Lifetime," a political issues roundtable and question/answer session from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The event is free...
October 18, 2016 - 1:40pm
October 17, 2016
Kinni town keeps working to modernize its trailer law regulations
By Sydney Wachtler The Oct. 4 Kinnickinnic Town Board meeting brought forth public concerns about the trailer home located on the Campbell property at 1463 Evergreen Drive. Deb Anderson, a neighbor to the Campbells, voiced concerns about the trailer to the board, labeling it “a...
October 17, 2016 - 5:00am
October 11, 2016
Pierce County employees to see possible pay raise
ELLSWORTH – On Oct. 3, the Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee met to discuss agenda items pertaining largely to personnel requests. As of Monday's meeting, hired jailers will be classified as general municipal employees as voted by the committee. Jailers hired before...
October 11, 2016 - 3:52pm
October 10, 2016
Building committee urges County Board to move forward with annex options
ELLSWORTH -- The September Pierce County Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 27 focused on a range of topics, such as Pierce County employee-centric...
October 10, 2016 - 5:00am
October 8, 2016
Croix County's DA race getting nasty
HUDSON – Allegations from opposing camps in the race for St. Croix County district attorney showed no signs of slowing as the two candidates enter the home stretch toward November. Democratic candidate Sarah Yacoub filed a complaint with the state’s Elections and Ethics Commission...
October 8, 2016 - 6:00am
October 2, 2016
Despite opposition, town's new storage units OK'd
The River Falls Town board approved the building of a four-building, nearly 15,000 square-foot storage unit facility at its Sept. 19 meeting. Chris Ahrens is planning to locate the business along Highway 65 going toward Ellsworth, next to Health Centered Dentistry. Ahrens went before...
October 2, 2016 - 5:00am
October 1, 2016
Cell towers for Pierce greenlighted by Land Management
ELLSWORTH -- Are you ever driving down the winding roads of Pierce County, cursing your lack of cell phone service? That may improve, though how much is hard to say, thanks to three new cell phone towers set to be erected in Pierce County. The Land Management Committee approved three...
October 1, 2016 - 5:00am
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