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Former caregiver sentenced to prison; husband also enters guilty plea
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Police Beat: Shoplifters try to wear it well; another Pokemon excuse
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
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
Weekend Happenings Aug. 19-21
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
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....
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...
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