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Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
FFA president, River Falls High School student goes on to national tractor competition
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
Shrine hosts university football team before big game
One-day blitz: UW-River Falls environmental science program conducts intense river study
crime and courts
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
High school Hall of Fame will add new inductees
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
Featured photo: Hummingbird
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS RURAL FIRE ASSOC.: 9/28/16 Meeting Notice
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Paige Olson variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Randy Cudd variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/4/16 Public Hearing - Verizon Tower Permit request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Agenda
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Brenda P. Hindman, 56
Anna D. Husfloen, 101
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
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Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Real Estate Showcase
August 28, 2013
Council approves changes to delinquent bill process
The City of River Falls has changed its process for collecting unpaid bills for city services through the tax roll. Per the new ordinance, approved at the City Council’s Tuesday, Sept. 27, meeting, notice will be sent to people who owe money for city services such as electricity,...
August 28, 2013 - 11:25am
November 6, 2009
Both houses approve drastic changes in Wisconsin Shares child care program
Gov. Jim Doyle promises to sign a major bill to reduce fraud and get criminals out of the state's tax-funded child care program for the working poor. Both houses unanimously approved reforms Thursday in the Wisconsin Shares child care program. That's after child care providers...
November 6, 2009 - 9:00am
October 21, 2009
Committee votes today on new regulations for dog breeders
A Wisconsin Assembly committee is scheduled to vote today on new regulations for dog breeders, to keep puppy mills in check. Those who sell more than 25 dogs a year would have to be licensed by the state, and their operations could be shut down if they violate rules which protect...
October 21, 2009 - 9:00am
September 30, 2009
New bills attack fraud and criminal involvement in child care program
A new bill would make it a crime for state and county workers to look the other way when child care providers commit fraud in the Wisconsin Shares program. And another bill would permanently ban certain types of criminals from getting state child care licenses. Those measures...
September 30, 2009 - 9:00am
July 14, 2009
Legislators promote bills to protect wild animals from cruelty
At least three Wisconsin legislators are promoting bills to include wildlife under the state's animal cruelty laws. Rep. Dean Kaufert of R-Neenah was the first to say he wanted to close a loophole. That was after two Waupaca County men escaped felony cruelty charges for allegedly...
July 14, 2009 - 9:00am
June 22, 2009
U.S. House could vote this week to fight global warming
The U.S. House could vote as early as this week on the nation's new effort to fight global warming. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, says it's an opportunity for Wisconsin to move past its manufacturing traditions, while Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, calls it "an economic declaration...
June 22, 2009 - 9:00am
May 20, 2009
Legislative committee takes first vote on drunken-driving crackdown
A state legislative committee took its first vote Tuesday on one of many long-promised crackdowns on drunken driving in Wisconsin. The Assembly's Public Safety panel voted unanimously to make certain offenders blow into tubes before they can start their vehicles to make sure they're...
May 20, 2009 - 9:13am
March 2, 2009
Senator wants all drivers to have insurance
A Wisconsin senator says he might try again to make all Wisconsin drivers have insurance. Sen. John Lehman, D-Racine, is bringing back the idea, after Gov. Jim Doyle's budget proposed higher minimum coverages for those buy auto policies. Those minimums have not changed for years....
March 2, 2009 - 9:06am
February 27, 2009
Kohl says baby boomers making risky investments, proposes legislation to direct funds
U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., of Menomonee Falls says too many baby boomers have risky investments that could derail their plans to retire in the next couple years. Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, chairs the Senate's Special Committee on Aging which found that many people who plan to...
February 27, 2009 - 9:00am
January 8, 2009
Making 3rd OWI a felony could cost state over $100 million
It would cost just more than $100 million a year to make three-time drunken driving a felony in Wisconsin. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau says it reflects the costs of sending 3,000 more offenders to prison, plus the extra judges, prosecutors, and public defenders needed to handle...
January 8, 2009 - 9:00am
December 29, 2008
Anti-bullying legislation may have better chance
It failed twice, but an anti-bullying bill may have a better chance of being passed next year. A survey taken last year showed nearly one-third of Wisconsin public high school students say violence is a problem at their school. One in five students says he or she has been picked...
December 29, 2008 - 12:00am