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Stifter movin' on: Goodbye university, hello City Hall
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
crime and courts
River Falls advances in Legion State Tourney
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Around River Falls, mid-summer gardens bloom with colorful splashes
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Dorothy "Dodie" Sazama age 75
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
November 6, 2009
Grant could ease rural residents' Internet woes
Hammond-based St. Croix Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the St. Croix Electric Cooperative, applied for $1.2 million worth of stimulus funding...
November 6, 2009 - 10:02am
November 5, 2009
Woman loses $16,000 in attempted Yahoo Auto purchase
You can lose thousands of dollars online if you don't know who you're dealing with. A Sheboygan Falls woman learned the hard way, when she got scammed out of $16,000 after she tried to buy a car on the Internet. The 33-year-old woman reported the incident to Sheboygan County sheriff's...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
September 2, 2009
State official says Internet campaign finance report problems will be fixed
A state official says problems with the new Internet system for campaign finance reports will get fixed. Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy says several changes are in the works to make the system easier for people to navigate. That's after watchdogs and campaign...
September 2, 2009 - 9:06am
Appeals court says security firm not negligent in Internet porn case
A state appeals court said a judge in Hudson was wrong to award $1.4 million to 10 female workers who had their security badge pictures placed on Internet porno sites. The Third District Appeals Court in Wausau said Wednesday that a security firm was not negligent when an employee...
September 2, 2009 - 9:00am
August 11, 2009
Wisconsin is one step closer to studying Internet voting
Wisconsin is one step closer to studying Internet voting, and other ways to make it easier for people to cast ballots. The Government Accountability Board endorsed a five-year plan Monday that could also result in early voting on machines instead of absentee ballots and perhaps...
August 11, 2009 - 9:12am
August 7, 2009
Green Bay Internet firearms dealer sold accessosries to Pittsburgh shooter
An Internet firearms dealer from Green Bay sold accessories to the man who opened fire at a Pittsburgh health club on Tuesday night. Eric Thompson of TGSCOM told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he sold a Mag-loader and a factory magazine to George Sodini, 48. But he denied a...
August 7, 2009 - 9:14am
July 1, 2009
Bucks' top draft choice Brandon Jennings' phone chat with rapper leaks onto Internet
The Milwaukee Bucks' top draft choice had some rather choice words in a phone conversation with rap singer Joe Budden that showed up on the Internet. Among other things, Brandon Jennings, 19, said the Bucks would not re-sign point guard Ramon Sessions, and Luke Ridnour would be...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am
May 27, 2009
'Vee-three' looms: Changes ahead for the River Falls Journal website
Have you noticed how Internet jargon, like the Web itself, has crept into every aspect of our lives? We chat about the "blogosphere," refer to one respective "domain" or another like we'd offer someone driving directions and speak of "cookies" as a normal part of life.
May 27, 2009 - 3:31pm
May 14, 2009
Schoolwork in Green bay leads to Internet sex sting arrest
A classroom exercise in Green Bay turned into a real-life arrest. A female student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College created an online profile of a 14-year-old girl for a criminal justice lesson on computer crimes. And police said a 66-year-old Mukwonago man contacted her...
May 14, 2009 - 9:00am
April 3, 2009
Data sought for high-speed Internet needs
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides about $7.2 billion to enhance the "deployment of broadband (high-speed Internet) technology to rural, un-served and under-served areas..." The Wisconsin Public Service Commission is asking the public to provide input via an online...
April 3, 2009 - 2:58pm
February 23, 2009
Student waits to see if he'll stand trial on Internet sex scam
A New Berlin high school student accused of blackmailing boys for sex in an Internet scam will find out Thursday if he'll be ordered to stand trial. Anthony Stancl, 18, is charged with a dozen felonies in Waukesha County. Authorities said he posed as a girl on the Facebook networking...
February 23, 2009 - 9:03am
January 8, 2009
River Falls Township: Town Board hears hopes of providing home access to broadband Internet
Dave Matthews, chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, presented information to the River Falls Town Board last week on the importance of providing broadband Internet access to town residents. Advantages for home access to broadband include: Greater appeal to potential...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
State to try again for Internet sales tax
The state Revenue Department will try for a fourth time to make out-of-state Internet stores collect sales taxes from their Wisconsin buyers. The agency's budget request for the next two years would raise an extra $46.5 million. Wisconsin would join 22 other states in adopting uniform...
September 17, 2008 - 9:00am
August 11, 2008
State AG taking on Internet predators
Wisconsin State Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, said his office has identified approximately 15,000 computers in the state that are being used by sexual predators to exchange child porn and sexually explicit chat rooms. Van Hollen said that at his request the last state budget...
August 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 4, 2008
Loose Ends: Count me out of cyberspace chain gang
How many times have you opened your e-mail, happily found a message from a friend, and then noticed the dreaded attachment? And you just know it's another one of "those" letters. You know what I'm talking about -- chain letters offering promises of good fortune in exchange for...
April 4, 2008 - 12:00am