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Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Back the blue? Sure, how about with 111 shirts!
Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Ditch trip; cable connections; warned not to shoot dogs
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
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
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
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: 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
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
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
Area jobless rates creep higher
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released February 2016 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 5.4%. For comparison, St. Croix’s final rate for January was 5 % and December’s final rate was 3.9%. One year...
April 8, 2016 - 3:28pm
April 6, 2016
River Falls election update: Rollin' for Toland and really feelin' the Bern
City residents re-elected their mayor to a third term in a big way Tuesday, April 5, with Dan Toland collecting 3,040 votes to less than 300...
April 6, 2016 - 8:41am
April 5, 2016
DNR spring conservation hearings are April 11
Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and express support or non-support for a range of advisory questions on conservation and natural resources management issues at the Congress’ spring meetings held...
April 5, 2016 - 12:12pm