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UW-River Falls corpse flower to bloom for the third time
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
New student enrollment at UW-River Falls highest in five years
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
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
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