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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
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Real Estate Showcase
September 11, 2016
Become a master gardener
Master Gardener volunteer training will be offered by UW-Extension beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the St. Croix County Agricultural Service...
September 11, 2016 - 6:00am
August 31, 2016
Parking permit enforcement to begin
The city's residential parking law starts again Sept. 1 and runs through May 31 for Zones A and B and the Grotenhuis Addition. These zones (all within the vicinity of UW-River Falls) will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Zone C's...
August 31, 2016 - 12:02pm
July 14, 2016
City to demolish Union Street house
A house near the River Falls Public Library and St. Bridget Catholic Church is set to be demolished. The City Council voted to demolish the house and detached garage at 206 Union Street during its regular meeting Tuesday, July 12. The city purchased the house and lot from St. Bridget’s...
July 14, 2016 - 5:09pm
June 26, 2016
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
A woman from Prescott died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in western Wisconsin. A Hastings man who was driving the motorcycle was injured in the crash. Joshua Sykora, a 34-year-old Hastings man, was driving and 38-year-old Brooke Baker of Prescott was his passenger. The vehicle went...
June 26, 2016 - 9:45am
February 13, 2016
UPDATE: Fire victim Alice Merta succumbs to injuries suffered in Town of River Falls fire
Alice Merta, the individual injured in a residential fire late Friday morning in the Town of River Falls, died of her injuries about 8 p.m.,...
February 13, 2016 - 6:45am
February 10, 2016
Another ‘Village’ concert: Be entertained & give to support Haitian school
For the 13th straight year, the annual “It Takes a Village” concert will be held to support a River Falls-financed new school for hundreds...
February 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 3, 2016
Public alert: Watch out for lightning-rod scammers
A two-man team suspected of fleecing rural residents in an unusual scam involving lightning rods is being investigated in St. Croix County. Chippewa County authorities announced last week they are investigating two men for allegedly posing fraudulently as subcontractors offering lightning-rod...
News/crime and courts
February 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2016
Quick action saves exploding Christmas gift from destroying River Falls home
It was a happy Christmas when Santa brought Monorovers-- also called hoverboards -- to 11-year-old Riley and 8-year-old Addison Nesbitt. The...
January 29, 2016 - 6:00am
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...
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