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Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
Wisconsin roundup: UW responds to campus 'free speech' bill; baked-goods question goes before judge; 9 more state news stories
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Discover Wisconsin shine spotlight on dairy industry
crime and courts
Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
Make a difference and meet 'Scrappy the Fish'
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
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Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Paul D. Ritzinger, 62
Catherine E. Farrell, 99
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
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April 11, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Trooper killed in interstate crash; Kind's district among most divided in nation; 8 more state news stories
WISCONSIN DELLS — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was killed Tuesday morning after his squad drove off Interstate 90/94 and struck a tree....
April 11, 2017 - 10:15am
April 10, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Manhunt continues for manifesto-writing suspect; storms leave thousands without power; 8 more state news stories
JANESVILLE— It's Day 5 of a manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski, the Janesville area man suspected of stealing weapons from a gun shop, making harsh...
April 10, 2017 - 8:36am
April 7, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Search is on for suspected gun thief; Democrats question 'Blue Lives Matter' bill; 9 more state news stories
JANESVILLE — Schools in Janesville and Milton are closed Friday, while officers around Wisconsin keep looking for a gun thief who reportedly...
April 7, 2017 - 10:17am
January 31, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Beloit College leader after threats: ‘Let us reject hate;' UW advises Muslim students not to leave U.S.; and 11 more state news stories
BELOIT -- Beloit College president Scott Bierman tells his campus community, "Let us reject hate together." That's after threats against two students at campus dorm rooms since last Friday. The private school says an anti-Semitic note was slipped past the door of a student's room...
January 31, 2017 - 7:36am
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