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Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Police Beat: Store employees try to detain drunk driver
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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
Real Estate Showcase
July 11, 2015
Featured guest column: Want to park in my driveway? Bring change
It was July 11, 2014. I was on Maple Street, in the heart of River Falls Days. I was on my bike, looking for my family who'd gone to the midway that day on their own. A long line of people caught my eye – a long line of people by City Hall. Hmmm… Then it clicked – the...
July 11, 2015 - 6:00am
July 8, 2015
Downpour brings misery, destruction
This week started off with a bang – lots of bangs, and not just from Fourth of July fireworks. Many in River Falls woke to reverberating...
July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
June 30, 2015
Lightning causes power outage for RFMU customers
A lightning strike turned off the lights for about 39 utility customers Monday night. Lightning struck a power line near N08137 Hwy. 35, on the...
June 30, 2015 - 1:39pm
June 22, 2015
Not a storm, just a test
While the morning thunderstorm has already passed, the sirens of River Falls will sound at 1 p.m. Monday, June 22. The city's network of sirens will be tested by police at that time. During the approach of a bad storm, the sirens are activated to warn area residents. River...
June 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
June 18, 2015
Snuff out the smokes at these RFHA apartment buildings
Today most places you go are smoke and tobacco free. The River Falls Housing Authority has joined a large chunk of the world by making two...
June 18, 2015 - 1:10pm
May 23, 2015
RFMU seeks approval from state for water rate increase
For the average River Falls resident, getting water is as easy as turning on the tap. But behind-the-scenes, it takes a lot of work, and equipment to bring the water to the tap, said River Falls Municipal Utility Director Kevin Westhuis. RFMU has been encouraging conservation...
May 23, 2015 - 7:00am
May 18, 2015
River Falls Fire Department douses dumpster blaze
River Falls fire fighters fought flames on 6th Street and Cascade Avenue in the early hours of Monday morning, May 18. The River Falls Fire...
May 18, 2015 - 2:50am
May 17, 2015
Fire damages town of Kinnickinnic barn
River Falls fire department was called to a barn fire at 1439 Steeple Drive, in the town of Kinnickinnic Friday evening, May 15, before 9 p.m....
May 17, 2015 - 3:57pm
May 13, 2015
Tuesday night blaze extinguished by River Falls Fire Department
River Falls firefighters were summoned to a blaze at a rental house at 502 Spring St. just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Fire Chief Scott Nelson said there were flames found on the interior stairs. The occupants inside got out safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Nelson...
May 13, 2015 - 4:37pm
April 16, 2015
Afternoon fire destroys town of Troy shed
What started as a grass fire destroyed a shed at a town of Troy home Thursday, April 16. At about 1:40 p.m. River Falls Fire, EMS, and First...
April 16, 2015 - 3:11pm
April 1, 2015
On the way
The River Falls School District’s Community Education program's new seasonal catalog has been mailed out this week to residents. The catalog...
April 1, 2015 - 12:22pm
March 25, 2015
Featured photo: Bear tracks
Cheryl Maplethorpe and her husband Phil Dean had a late-night visitor at about midnight, Wednesday morning. They were asleep in their home about...
Life/arts and entertainment
March 25, 2015 - 3:17pm
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Customers of Habitat for Humanity’s New Richmond ReStore have a chance to exercise their creativity for a chance to win a prize. The New Richmond Restore is holding an upcycling contest. It will run April 1 to May 29. The rules are simple: take an item purchased at any time...
March 25, 2015 - 3:03pm
March 18, 2015
Featured photo: Dog in the window
This week's photo was taken by Cheryl Maplethorpeof a dog looking out the window of its Division Street home. The dog is named Nasika and owned...
Life/arts and entertainment
March 18, 2015 - 1:54pm
February 13, 2015
Featured column: Space, the final frontier: To boldly go through subtraction
Let’s face it, most of us end up as hoarders. Call it a work in progress, a lifelong habit. We buy and buy and accumulate more and more....
February 13, 2015 - 1:30pm