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Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Ditch trip; cable connections; warned not to shoot dogs
School District Bus Routes announced
Former caregiver sentenced to prison; husband also enters guilty plea
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
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
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
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
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