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Police Beat: Store employees try to detain drunk driver
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
UW-River Falls corpse flower to bloom for the third time
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
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
Real Estate Showcase
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