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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
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
Featured photo: Hummingbird
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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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
April 27, 2016
UWRF students win prestigious video award
UW-River Falls Student Sydney Howell was in Germany on an exchange trip when she got the news she’d achieved what she calls her biggest accomplishment...
April 27, 2016 - 3:34pm
April 21, 2016
Featured letter: Join me and let's reclaim our democracy
City of River Falls residents have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. That ruling said that corporations, unions, Super PACS, etc., have the rights of persons, that money is speech, and therefore their financial...
April 21, 2016 - 9:52am
April 18, 2016
Request for Troy gravel pit withdrawn
Vocal opposition to a proposal seeking to allow sand- and gravel-mining in a town of Troy zoning district led to the request being yanked by the applicant in the middle of a public hearing. Total Excavating owner Chris Kusilek withdrew his request to amend the town’s agricultural...
April 18, 2016 - 12:33pm
April 17, 2016
County's February unemployment rate was 5.4%
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary February 2016 unemployment rates on March 30 for Wisconsin’s...
April 17, 2016 - 6:42am
April 10, 2016
Local agencies low on state corrections spending list
Two western Wisconsin law enforcement agencies rank near the bottom on a list of per-capita corrections spending, according to a tax watchdog group. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance ranked Pierce County No. 67 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties on per-capita operating spending on corrections....
News/crime and courts
April 10, 2016 - 11:18am
April 8, 2016
New law makes it easier to report sexual assault in Wisconsin
A new state law will make it easier for victims of sexual assault to report to law enforcement. The Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty Bill, or Assembly Bill 808, was signed into law March 24 by Gov. Scott Walker on the UW-Stevens Point campus. The law prohibits law enforcement from...
News/crime and courts
April 8, 2016 - 4:02pm