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Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
State report cards for school districts give River Fall above-average grade
Recount underway in western Wisconsin
crime and courts
Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
Wildcat volleyball falls in state quarterfinals
Watch Wildcat volleyball live at state
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 2-4
Check out band concert next Thursday on campus
Day after Thanksgiving means it's River Dazzle
Sharing Families falling short of sponsors
Holidays: Create your own ornament
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinances 2016-16 and 2016-17
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 11/8/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/5/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
Jack Bostrack, 85
Jeffrey Dean Carlson, 44
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Marilyn M. Goodrich, 84
Featured reader letter
Featured letter to the editor: Character found at the Falls Theater
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
Featured editorial: 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Featured reader letters
Real Estate Showcase
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
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