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River Falls Journal
Kinnickinnic State Park's Hidden Falls Trail is now open
University broadens scope, launches exchange with Mexican univeristy
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride stops in RF
crime and courts
Fish rally falls one run short
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Former Wildcat Call drafted in 3rd round by White Sox
Former Wildcat Alex Call drafted by White Sox
Wildcat soccer advances to sectional title game
Battle for No. 1 burger is all for good cause
Four River Falls girls seek Ambassador crown
Crime pays, authors speak at River Falls area winery
Skyfall: Man goes for the record, has personal motivation
Longtime NR leaders, Dr. Craig and Tom Doar, pass
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/12/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 7/20/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 7/14/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/26/16 Public Hearings re: 2 Ordinances
Bradley Alan Buschette, 48
Keith Wayne Hinz, 84
Coyde Marsh Jr., 77
Patricia Ann Leonard, 74
Preston Orvold, 66
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
Real Estate Showcase
September 25, 2014
Pierce boasts state's lowest jobless rate; St. Croix is fourth
Pierce and St. Croix counties had the lowest and fourth-lowest rates of unemployment among 72 Wisconsin counties last month, according to Department of Workforce Development figures released Wednesday. Pierce County's unemployment was 3.4 percent, down from July’s rate of 4.2 percent....
News / region
September 25, 2014 - 10:13am
June 28, 2013
St. Croix County’s May unemployment rate is 4.4%
On June 26, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary May 2013 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 4.4%, which is lower than April’s rate of 5.2% and March’s rate of 6.1%. One year...
News / business
June 28, 2013 - 12:28pm
Tax credit fuels job creation at River Falls NELA firm
Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel visited River Falls Jan. 28 to announce $108,000 in economic development tax credits awarded to NELA Ternes...
January 28, 2010 - 5:00pm
November 9, 2009
Census Bureau will hire 47,000 people in Wisconsin
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire 47,000 people in Wisconsin to help conduct next year's census. Most will visit the homes of people who don't return the forms they'll get in the mail next March. The nation's annual population count takes place every 10 years. It not only tells...
November 9, 2009 - 9:00am
November 6, 2009
Doyle thanks Fond du Lac today for keeping Mercury Marine there
Gov. Jim Doyle will meet with employees and officials of Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac today (Friday). The governor's office says Doyle will thank the community, the company, and others for doing what was needed to keep the outboard motor plant in Wisconsin. Hundreds of union workers...
November 6, 2009 - 9:00am
November 5, 2009
Looks like Obama White House drastically overestimated jobs saved or created by stimulus
There are signs that the Obama White House drastically overestimated the number of Wisconsin jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus program. The government said more than 10,000 Wisconsinites have jobs thanks to what Washington has done. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
September 8, 2009
Survey reports jobs will be few throughout holiday season
It probably won't get easier to find a job for the rest of the year, not even during the holiday shopping season. Milwaukee's Manpower Inc., says 70 percent of Midwest companies do not expect to change their staffing levels from October-December. Only 12 percent plan to add employees,...
September 8, 2009 - 9:21am
September 2, 2009
Union workers at Mercury Marine get one last chance to keep their jobs
Union workers at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac are getting one final chance to keep their jobs. The maker of outboard motors agreed Tuesday to a third union vote on proposed contract concessions. It will take place Thursday and Friday. If it's approved, Mercury promises to keep...
September 2, 2009 - 9:51am
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
July 27, 2009
Federal stimulus money pays young people help fight invasive species
Wisconsin is using federal stimulus money to have young people help fight invasive species. The DNR will employ 55 people under age 24, to show boaters how to avoid spreading things like zebra mussels and the VHS fish virus. Employment relations secretary Roberta Gassman says...
July 27, 2009 - 9:00am
July 14, 2009
Commerce officals cites incentives for attracting companies to state
A top state official takes issue with business leaders who say the new state budget will drive companies out of Wisconsin. Executive commerce assistant Zach Brandon says the claim that the budget takes an unfair bite out of corporations quote, "doesn't match reality." Brandon...
July 14, 2009 - 9:32am
Thousands apply for new jobs making military vehicles at the Oshkosh Corp.
People as far away as Milwaukee have applied for the hundreds of new jobs being added by a new military contract at the Oshkosh Corp. Up to 1,500 applicants turned out for a job fair Monday in Oshkosh, and the company reported a similar turnout on Sunday. It was chosen to build...
July 14, 2009 - 9:30am
June 2, 2009
Governor hopeful car manufacturers considering Wisconsin for jobs
Gov. Jim Doyle says it's a milestone to have both General Motors and Chrysler at least consider future auto production in Wisconsin. Monday, GM said the now-closed Janesville plant is one of three in the running for a possible new small-car facility. And new language has been...
June 2, 2009 - 9:00am
May 27, 2009
Other Midwest states say smoking bans don't hurt business
Lost jobs in Wisconsin was an argument used against a statewide smoking ban that will go into effect next year. But two other Midwestern states that have smoking bans say they has not significantly affected employment in restaurants and bars. Before Minnesota and Ohio approved...
May 27, 2009 - 7:00am
May 19, 2009
Graduates enter 'Real World' rife with real economic woes
Thousands of college students are putting on their caps and gowns, and getting their diplomas this month. Many of those new graduates will be now be looking for work, except they're walking into the worst job market in decades. And the outlook seems grim for both traditional and non-traditional...
May 19, 2009 - 8:32am