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River Falls Journal
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
While landlocked, new River Falls/Ellsworth reporter finds new waters to chart
WinField business projects continue to meet with city approval
Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
Seized dogs from closed puppy mill can now be adopted
crime and courts
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?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
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
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
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
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Real Estate Showcase
August 19, 2009
Janesville loses Parker Pen jobs to Mexico
Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, they do. The reeling Janesville economy suffers yet another blow with the announcement of the closing of the Parker Pen factory. It's official name is the Sanford Corp., but Parker Pen has been a major employer in the Wisconsin...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
August 17, 2009
Janesville church covers back-to-school supplies for students
Ninety-nine percent of the students at Janesville's Wilson Elementary School get a free or reduced-price lunch. Now, they will also receive free school supplies and gym shoes thanks to donations from St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School. Pastor Jason Schockman has covered almost...
August 17, 2009 - 9:00am
July 8, 2009
Wisconsin's bid for GM small car plant was one-fifth of Michigan's offer
Wisconsin's governments would have given General Motors almost $200 million to put its new small car plant in Janesville. And that was only one-fifth of what Michigan put up to win the new factory for Orion Township. According to media reports, Michigan's total offer was close...
July 8, 2009 - 9:00am
June 26, 2009
Media reports say GM's new small car plant will go to Orion, Mich.
It looks like Janesville will not get General Motors' new plant for fuel-efficient cars. The Associated Press and Bloomberg News both say GM will award it today to an existing facility in Orion, Mich. Wisconsin's Tim Cullen says the news is quote, "disappointing beyond belief"...
June 26, 2009 - 9:54am
June 12, 2009
It could cost Wisconsin millions to win the competition for GM's new plant
Taxpayers already own most of General Motors and Wisconsinites might have to shell out hundreds of millions more if it wants the company's new plant for small cars. Janesville; Orion, Mich.; and Spring Hill, Tenn., are the finalists. And the governor of Tennessee doubts it can...
June 12, 2009 - 9:00am
June 11, 2009
Janesville is in final three for GM's new small-car factory; decision due end of June
We expect to hear by the end of June whether Janesville will be chosen to make small cars for General Motors. Wisconsin's federal lawmakers announced that timetable Wednesday after four of them met with Troy Clarke, the head of GM's North American division, and Tim Lee, the company's...
June 11, 2009 - 9:00am
June 10, 2009
Lawmakers make piutch for reopening GM plant in Janesville
Wisconsin's federal lawmakers will make their pitch today for re-opening the General Motors' plant in Janesville. Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, and House members Paul Ryan and Tammy Baldwin will meet with two GM executives. The company said last week that Janesville is one...
June 10, 2009 - 9:05am
April 20, 2009
GM plant at Janesville ends production this week
The General Motors' plant in Janesville will shut down for good this week. About 100 workers have stayed around to finish an order of a small to medium duty trucks for Isuzu. But that work will end on Thursday and most of the employees will be laid off then. A few others will...
April 20, 2009 - 9:26am
April 14, 2009
Janesville sergeant receives Bronze Star for Korean War valor
A Janesville sergeant is about to get a medal for valor, 56 years after he fought a brutal Korean War battle. An Army sergeant from Janesville will get the military's fourth-highest award Wednesday, 56 years after he survived an enemy attack in Korea. Bob Larsen of Janesville...
April 14, 2009 - 9:00am
March 6, 2009
After GM shutdown unemployment climbs above 11 percent in Janesville
Unemployment in Janesville continues to skyrocket in the wake of the December shutdown at General Motors. The city's jobless rate jumped to 11.6 percent in January, up from 8.1 percent in December, and 5.4 the previous year. Milwaukee's unemployment rate was the highest for a...
March 6, 2009 - 10:10am
December 23, 2008
Last SUV will roll off Janesville assembly line today
The final SUVs are being made today at the General Motors plant in Janesville. And when 1,250 employees walk out the door for the last time,...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 14, 2008
Doyle says state committed to GM incentives to keep Janesville plant open
Gov. Jim Doyle says the state remains committed to giving General Motors an incentive to start making smaller cars in Janesville. Doyle says Monday's announcement that GM will stop making full-size SUV's at the plant on Dec.
October 14, 2008 - 9:00am
June 30, 2008
Janesville College ready to help GM workers
For the first time, the University of Wisconsin college in Janesville is going into the General Motors plant to teach a class on basic communication skills. Carrie Hermanson said it was being planned before GM said it would close the Janesville factory in 2010. But now, she says...
June 30, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
GM to close Janesville plant; state wants money back
General Motors said Tuesday it will close its 89-year-old SUV plant in Janesville by 2010, and there are no plans to have any other vehicles built there. The announcement is more than an economic blow to the southern Wisconsin community which has long identified itself with car making. The...
June 4, 2008 - 9:00am
April 29, 2008
Gas prices force GM to cut Janesville jobs
The high gas prices really hit home in Wisconsin Monday, as General Motors said it would eliminate one of two shifts at its SUV plant in Janesville. A total of 750 employees will lose their jobs in July - both factory workers and an undetermined number of managers. Janesville had...
April 29, 2008 - 12:00am