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River Falls Journal
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
FFA president, River Falls High School student goes on to national tractor competition
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
Shrine hosts university football team before big game
One-day blitz: UW-River Falls environmental science program conducts intense river study
crime and courts
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
High school Hall of Fame will add new inductees
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
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
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS RURAL FIRE ASSOC.: 9/28/16 Meeting Notice
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Paige Olson variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Randy Cudd variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/4/16 Public Hearing - Verizon Tower Permit request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Agenda
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Brenda P. Hindman, 56
Anna D. Husfloen, 101
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Real Estate Showcase
August 27, 2009
Victim identified in fatal crash near Spring Valley
A 19-year old Spring Valley man died Thursday morning following a one-vehicle crash in the town of Spring Lake. Logan M. Jacobson was westbound...
August 27, 2009 - 7:45am
August 10, 2009
Chippewa Falls man killed while lying on a highway
Authorities in Chippewa County are still investigating an incident in which a man was killed by a vehicle while lying on a highway. According to sheriff's deputies, a passerby saw Aaron Bourget, 28, of Boyd in the middle of County Trunk G near Chippewa Falls about 3:30 a.m. Sunday....
August 10, 2009 - 9:00am
August 7, 2009
DOT official getting heat for letting weeds grow along highways
A state transportation official says he's getting more heat from communities for letting the weeds grow on certain state highways. Dave Vieth says he understands the concern. But the Department of Transportation's highway operations director says it's unfortunate the issue has...
August 7, 2009 - 9:21am
July 27, 2009
Meeting addresses Clifton Hollow bridge plans
The public is invited to a public informational meeting 5-7 p.m. July 29, at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St., about plans to replace the County Road F bridge over the Kinnickinnic River. The bridge is about five miles west of River Falls near the Kinnickinnic State Park. The...
July 27, 2009 - 10:58am
April 29, 2009
Bids open for stimulus highway projects
The first Wisconsin highway projects to be done with federal economic stimulus money will cost 7 percent less than expected. Construction bids were opened Tuesday for 26 state projects and 19 local roads and bridges. Gov. Jim Doyle said the total cost was $114.6 million, $9 million...
April 29, 2009 - 9:06am
April 28, 2009
It was a pothole worthy of a law enforcement response that appeared Tuesday afternoon on Liberty Road, in the town of Kinnickinnic, just off...
April 28, 2009 - 4:37pm
March 11, 2009
Johnson takes over as highway commissioner
Chad Johnson was very happy in his job as project manager for Hoffman Construction in Black River Falls. However, when he heard Pierce County...
March 11, 2009 - 12:20pm
February 9, 2009
Workers start on crossing enhancements
St. Croix County transportation crews began ground work Monday morning to install safety enhancements at the Hwy. 35 crossing at Whitetail Boulevard...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
No-crossing barriers coming soon to Hwy. 35
Eventually, concrete islands shaped like a pork-chop bone may be what prevent drivers from crossing all four lanes of Hwy. 35 traffic from County...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
City decides no crossing, left turns at Hwy. 35N by corporate park
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to prohibit all through crossing (traveling across all four lanes and the median) and left turns...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 6, 2008
Snowy crash claims life of Spring Valley woman, injures three
MARTELL -- A Spring Valley woman was killed Friday night after the vehicle driven by her sister lost control in slippery conditions and hit a power pole. Jeri Brunkhorst, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, on CTH J near 780th Avenue, about a mile west of Hwy. 63 in the town of...
December 6, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
Rules for signs along state, county highways
Officials of the St. Croix County Highway Department remind citizens of the guidelines for placement of political signs along state highways. Any signs along roadways, including political/campaign signs, garage sale, for sale, etc., pose potential hazards. Improperly placed signs...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
August 12, 2008
I-94 crash near Black River Falls claims man and grandson
A man killed in a western Wisconsin highway crash was the president of the Mt. Morris Insurance Co.
August 12, 2008 - 9:00am
July 30, 2008
Wisconsin roads in for bumpy ride say officials
It could be a bumpy ride on Wisconsin highways for a long time to come. The heavy snow last winter, the June floods, and higher fuel and construction costs have done quite a number on local highway budgets David Vieth says the state Department of Transportation has scaled back...
July 30, 2008 - 9:00am
June 17, 2008
Marathon County officials: All four who died in crash were in same vehicle
Marathon County authorities say four people killed in a highway crash Monday were all in the same vehicle. They included two sisters, and another brother and sister. Their names had not been released as of last night. The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. Monday on the four-lane...
June 17, 2008 - 9:00am