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Pierce County Circuit Court — Criminal
Zlesak is UW-River Falls 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year
Big freshman class overflowing UWRF dorms, classrooms and cafeterias
Hurricanes hit home
Annual outdoor art exhibition set for Oct. 4-5
crime and courts
Football: Cats can't hold on at ECM
Golfers in hunt for BRC title
Swimmers edged by Menomonie
Another fun week: Cats take Watertown title to improve to 23-0
Falcon Roundup: Volleyball wins Page Arena opener; UWRF outshot UMM, 33-4
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs
'The Savannah Sipping Society' has friends at the forefront
Rush River celebrates 70th Harvest Dinner
'American Pickers' to film in Wisconsin
UW-River Falls Dairy Farm Safety Symposium to be held at World Dairy Expo Oct. 5
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/26/17 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/26/17 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 10/5/17 Hearing - Mjoen Permit
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/25/17 Regular Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/28/17 Food Service Advisory Council Meeting
Francis J. and Helen H. Ptacek
Francis J. and Helen H. Ptacek
Carl A. Schneider, 54
Roger F. Swenson, 85
Letters: This is what we can do; Clear expectation of Congress
Woodworking: Don't always believe the movie critics
Viewpoint: State budget sent to governor
Viewpoint: Problems left for the next budget writers
Bill Rubin: Economic impact of friday night lights ... priceless
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January 16, 2016
Volunteering shortage affects River Falls homeless shelter
Homelessness isn’t just a problem in big cities. It can be problem in a smaller city like River Falls. And in winter temperatures, staying...
January 16, 2016 - 6:00am
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...
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