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WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers continue UW tuition freeze, drop 2018 tuition cut; 10 more state news stories
Mustafa crime family member charged in St. Croix County
Alleged 2-state crime spree ends with Taser incident in Prescott
crime and courts
Where the buffalo roam
Record-setting relay: Girls 4x400 breaks 36-year-old BRC mark
Falcon roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
Wildcats split with Chippewa
Booters gear up for playoffs
Antiques expert returns to RF Library June 10
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Pierce County Fair most admired senior citizen
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2017-12
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/6/17 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: Ad For Bids- Glover Road Reconstruction
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/19/17 Public Hearing - Peterson Farms permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/5/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Jennifer J. Hinz, 42
Bruce R. Wigent, 73
Myra J. Krause, 71
Floy M. Born, 95
Doris L. Larson, 94
Is there a 'good' tax?
Letters to the editor: Juvenile justice system touted; Food drive a success
Arts Minded: Distinction in music between exclusivity and inclusivity
Library Notes: Your favorite authors have lined up visits
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
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January 6, 2012
Local woman declares candidacy for state Assembly
River Falls resident Diane Odeen confirmed late Friday, Jan. 6, that she will run in this fall's Wisconsin Assembly election to represent District...
January 6, 2012 - 7:47pm
December 9, 2011
Lawmaker proposes legalizing liquor samples
Wisconsinites are allowed to get free samples of beer and wine before they buy them, and a state lawmaker wants to add hard liquor to the list of allowed samples. Assembly Republican Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc is looking for colleagues to sponsor a bill. It would let retail stores...
December 9, 2011 - 12:16pm
December 7, 2011
Lawmaker asks for longer 'safe haven' limit
A Republican lawmaker wants to give parents more time to give up their unwanted babies under Wisconsin's 10-year-old Safe Haven Law. Right now, they have 72 hours to leave an infant at a hospital, law enforcement agency, or rescue service with no questions asked. And Representative...
December 7, 2011 - 4:54pm
December 2, 2011
Thompson announces bid for U.S. Senate
Thirteen years after he last ran for public office, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson kicked off his Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate Thursday, Dec. 1. After 14 years as Wisconsin's governor and four more as the nation's health secretary, Thompson remains one of the...
December 2, 2011 - 4:23pm
November 9, 2011
Harsdorf introduces bills for river toilets, tax credits
Floating toilets on the St. Croix River, development restrictions around an airport in Pierce County, and tax credits for dairy producers are...
November 9, 2011 - 11:02am
November 4, 2011
Castle law protects intruder-shooting homeowners
Wisconsin senators voted 26-to-7 this afternoon to let homeowners avoid criminal or civil punishment for killing burglars and other unwanted intruders. The Assembly approved the so-called "castle doctrine" on Tuesday - and the bill's going back to the lower house for approval of a...
November 4, 2011 - 10:30am
Employers tell governor they can't fill jobs
Governor Scott Walker tells a crowd in Green Bay he is hearing from frustrated employers who say they are finding unemployed workers who would rather collect benefits than get a job. During an appearance Nov. 1, Walker pushed Wisconsin's jobs portal, which he says currently has...
November 4, 2011 - 10:29am
October 13, 2011
Pierce County: Report aims for more efficient county
Supervisor Rod Rommel might have said it best when describing county funding in today's economic climate. "Gentlemen," Rommel said when addressing his fellow Pierce County Supervisors during Tuesday's meeting, "the county spends about $9 million for public health and human services,...
October 13, 2011 - 12:33pm
September 30, 2011
RF town: New policy to address ditch mowing
The citizens' road maintenance complaints have been heard and the Town of River Falls Board is responding with a policy. While only in the beginning stages, the roadside upkeep policy will address some recent complaints. The Town Board went through the preliminary draft and made...
September 30, 2011 - 10:33am
September 28, 2011
Walker calls 'Back to Work' session
Madison - Gov. Scott Walker issued Executive Order 45 today, calling the Wisconsin State Legislature into a "Back to Work Wisconsin" special session. The session will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Legislation in the special session includes items to improve access to capital...
September 28, 2011 - 1:36pm
September 23, 2011
Editorial: Why make recall elections even easier?
Last week Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board signed off on a policy that allows single-signature petition forms to be submitted as part of recall campaigns. Under the change, petitions generated online could be printed out by an individual and mailed to the recall campaign,...
September 23, 2011 - 8:04am
August 17, 2011
Wisconsin redistricting realigns voters, lawmakers
Deciding which candidate to vote for in next year's elections just got harder for St. Croix and Pierce County residents. First they must figure out if they're living in the same congressional, Wisconsin Senate or Assembly district as last election. For the majority, the answer to...
August 17, 2011 - 3:19pm
August 10, 2011
The voters speak, Sheila Harsdorf returns to Madison as state senator
Incumbent state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf said her resounding win in the Tuesday, Aug.
August 10, 2011 - 8:58am
August 9, 2011
Harsdorf claims victory, wins by 9,849 votes
Incumbent state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf said her resounding win in the Tuesday, Aug. 9, recall election was not her victory, but a victory for the...
August 9, 2011 - 8:57pm
July 28, 2011
Second Harsdorf-Moore debate draws 300 people
The second of three debates between incumbent Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and her Democratic challenger Shelly Moore was staged Thursday...
July 28, 2011 - 1:51pm