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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
Let's get personal: New school year about to begin in River Falls
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
April 3, 2016
Zoning request seeks to allow mining in Troy
Mining would be allowed in the town of Troy’s agricultural district on Glover Road under a proposal headed to planning commissioners next week. The town of Troy Plan Commission will hear a River Falls building contractor’s request Thursday, April 7, to permanently amend zoning...
April 3, 2016 - 9:50am
April 2, 2016
Two-year window requested for Pierce County-wide broadband access
ELLSWORTH -- “We’re coming to the end of our term. This is as fine of a county board as I’ve ever served on,” said Pierce County Board Chairman Jeff Holst at the March 22 meeting. “I’ve really appreciated the hard work you’ve put forth. It’s been a privilege.” There...
April 2, 2016 - 6:00am
March 29, 2016
County agency publishes dementia caregiving guide
There are approximately 1,200 people who are living with the symptoms of dementia in St. Croix County. It is believed there are many more who...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
DNR moves ahead with dam replacement plan
The Department of Natural Resources moved forward last week with plans to replace the Little Falls Lake dam and refill what’s currently an empty basin at Willow River State Park. The announcement represents the final recommendation by the department, which now begins its work with...
March 29, 2016 - 9:54am
March 24, 2016
In wake of budget cut, UWRF college faces loss of instructors, courses
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UW-River Falls has managed to cut $1.5 million from its budget — and the effects will be visible come fall semester. Bradley Caskey, dean of the college, said that when the budget for the 2015-2017 biennium was announced last year, CAS aimed...
March 24, 2016 - 10:52am
March 17, 2016
Area jobless rates are up slightly
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary January unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties – St. Croix’s was 5%, up from 4.6% a year ago, and Pierce’s was 5.4%, up from 4.7% a year ago. St. Croix jobless rate for December was 3.9%...
March 17, 2016 - 4:15pm
March 15, 2016
Reminder: School board candidates forum is tonight
The candidates running for River Falls school board are expected to be at a forum at the high school library at 7 p.m.Tuesday, March 15. Members of the audience can submit written questions that a moderator, Rita Kozak, will read. The school board has three open spots in the April...
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm
March 13, 2016
St. Croix adjusts jail, forensic fees
HUDSON – St. Croix County cut slightly the amount it charges work-release prisoners for electronic monitoring and will begin billing other counties for the use of its computer forensic lab. County Board members voted March 1 to reduce the per day charge for GPS bracelets on jail...
March 13, 2016 - 6:00am
March 12, 2016
County Board: Loan OKed for $5 million
Although they have asked to borrow $5 million from the State Trust Fund, St. Croix County supervisors voted 15-3 to limit the draw on that loan to $3,707,099. The resolution adopted March 1 says the draw and another $50,000 from the jail improvement fund will be spent this way: $68,530...
March 12, 2016 - 1:44pm
Featured column: Could excitement for Trump elevate Supreme Court candidate?
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Donald Trump’s entry into Republican politics could provide a boost to Rebecca Bradley’s try on April 5 for a full 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination...
March 12, 2016 - 6:00am
March 4, 2016
County Board suggests St. Croix pay tab on dispute that pits library against library
Although the dispute is not resolved, the St. Croix County Board put a Band-Aid on a library funding issue that pits the county’s largest municipalities against one another. County Board members voted Tuesday morning to pay the Hudson Area Joint Library 100 percent of its cost of...
March 4, 2016 - 10:20am
March 2, 2016
St. Croix County closing costs again among state's lowest; Pierce is right behind
For the second straight year, a new study lists St. Croix and Pierce counties among those with the lowest closing costs in Wisconsin when compared to property values. St. Croix County’s average closing costs were again the state’s fifth-lowest in a study conducted by the New York-based...
March 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
February 27, 2016
Public to DNR: speed up dam project’s timeline
A vocal public weighed in on the latest developments for the Little Falls Lake dam project -- most of whom supported plans proposed by the Department of Natural Resources. Dan Baumann, DNR secretary’s director for western Wisconsin, said 50 comments were received during a month-long...
February 27, 2016 - 1:36pm
February 16, 2016
St. Croix settles contract with deputies
During its Feb. 2 meeting, the St. Croix County Board finalized union contracts that will give sheriff’s deputies, jailers, investigators and sergeants 2 percent pay increases. The three-year contract gives annual 2 percent, across-the-board increases to 46 primary services officers...
February 16, 2016 - 11:21am
February 15, 2016
St. Croix County supervisors OK 9.6% pay hike for elected officials
Three St. Croix County elected positions -- the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds -- will pay 9.6 percent more when the new officers take office after the fall election. Last week the County Board approved the raises for 2017, followed by 2 percent increases the next three...
February 15, 2016 - 1:17pm