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O'Connell acquires Hill, Cashman Hill funeral homes
Wisconsin roundup: Trump says Wis. wouldn’t get Foxconn ‘if I didn’t get elected’; more state news stories
Ezekiel's new visitation pastor eager to get to know parishioners
Walker appoints Knudson St. Croix County sheriff
Eligible blood donors of all types are urgently needed
crime and courts
Legion State Baseball: RF wins opener on walk-off bomb
Herum moves up: Former Wildcat promoted to Class AA
Willow River State Park receives rare opportunity
Crunch time for Fish
Fleming to swim at long course championships
She ties up blankets to give back
'The signs were all there': Teen speaks out about diabetes diagnosis
Young boy's donations bring charity more than one type of change
St. Croix County Fair officially opens
PHOTOS: 'Trout 'N About' in 2017
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7/26/17 Special Retreat Minutes
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Aug. 2017 Ad hoc Facility Needs Committee Meetings
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/1/17 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/1/17 Town Board Meeting
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Rosemary L. Wilson Estate; Case No. 17PR73
Mark T. Carlson, 66
Mary Ellen Hauschildt, 60
Bruce A. Larson, 70
Margaret G. Ramberg, 98
Madeleine McCann, 91
Letters to the editor: Discover real immigration stories; Global warming scares
Letters: A thank you for the library; immigrants valuable to economy
Library Notes:Summer is slipping quickly by
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
Superintendent's Corner: High School facility under repair
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November 19, 2015
Property purchase shines spotlight on affordable public housing
Accessing the city’s loan fund, the River Falls Housing Authority has bought a rental house on North Main Street. While nothing immediate...
November 19, 2015 - 5:04pm
River Falls firefighters douse late-night blaze
River Falls firefighters were called to a home on fire at 1352 Spruce St. around 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. By around 1:20 a.m., no smoke or flames...
October 19, 2015 - 10:09am
September 24, 2015
Featured Letter to the Editor: River Falls, it’s time to admit that we have a crisis
Unless you’ve tried to rent recently, you’re probably not aware of the affordable housing crisis that plagues River Falls. Unfortunately for far too many families, River Falls (Pierce and St. Croix counties) has the highest fair market rent rates of anywhere in Wisconsin: $641,...
September 24, 2015 - 6:00am
September 12, 2015
Habitat help a ‘godsend’ for elderly River Falls couple in their long-lived home
Bob and Diane Olson are the third generation to live in their house at 206 S. Sixth St. It first belonged to Diane’s grandparents, then...
September 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
August 28, 2015
Featured photo: Monarch caterpillar
Linda Romberg shared this photo of a Monarch caterpillar. A number of milkweed plants grow near Romberg's house. She said she and her husband...
Life/arts and entertainment
August 28, 2015 - 9:35am
August 20, 2015
Traveling ‘vagabonds’ now make River Falls their summer home
Some people golf in their retirement. Not Ruth and Paul Twomey. In 2007 when they retired, they bought a trailer home. By 2010 they’d...
August 20, 2015 - 6:00am
August 12, 2015
Town of Clifton homeowners fear mudslide threat
Homeowners Tim and Sue Breher requested a conditional use permit (CUP) at the Aug. 4 Clifton Town Board meeting. They reported getting nine inches of rain July 6. This caused much erosion around their house at 8423 N. 1251st St. The CUP is for a retaining wall. This wall will...
August 12, 2015 - 3:43pm
July 13, 2015
River Falls Fire called to morning apartment fire
River Falls Fire was called to an apartment building at 511 South Wasson Lane for a stove on fire at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12. When...
July 13, 2015 - 8:57am
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