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Approaching the bench
Huge EMS cast performs comedy at EHS Friday
Ex-con nabbed in 'Dells casino after 10-month flight
Federal judge sentences River Falls area man
UPDATE: River Falls man dead after rollover crash Tuesday night
crime and courts
Wildcat girls soccer to host Kickin’ Cancer game
Wild Side: Fire renews the prairie
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
Earth Day/Found Art show at Foster Hall in Hammond
Students to Host Fundraiser for Fuel the Drive
Yum, charcoal chicken feed this Sunday
Grillmaster Holter to host national TV show
Weekend Happenings: April 24-26
arts and entertainment
NOTICE OF STORAGE SALE: 5/8/15 at 823 Benson St., River Falls
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/28/15 Special Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/28/15 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT/ CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/28/15 Special Joint Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/23/15 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Jo Ann Moen Page, 89
Jeff Nelson, 54
George C. Hop, 102
Linaire Stene, 86
Arlene Marie Nelson, 81
Day's Gone By: Bucket Brigades
Days Gone By: Glen Park and a request from a reader
Days Gone By: History of River Falls, from the beginning
Days Gone By: The First Ordinances
Days Gone By: First Fire Department
Get Out! Deals
March 27, 2010
County allows exceptions to tobacco ban
After employees complained, St. Croix County supervisors agreed last week to soften a ban that prohibited nearly any tobacco use on any county-owned property. The ban adopted in October said no use of tobacco would be allowed on the grounds of county government buildings, at the...
news / government / health
March 27, 2010 - 8:15am
March 26, 2010
St. Croix County Board candidates outline qualifications
When they go to the polls April 6, St. Croix County voters will elect 19 members to a newly down-sized County Board. Questionnaires were sent to the candidates in contested races. Along with providing general information about themselves, they were asked to answer one question: What...
government / politics
March 26, 2010 - 8:28am
March 25, 2010
County board says no to recycling law amendments
A St. Croix County recycling law amendment stalled March 16 after supervisors suggested it might violate residents' privacy and others questioned the definition of wood that can be burned. The county's recycling law applies to 26 of its municipalities, mostly rural areas that don't...
March 25, 2010 - 8:05am
County sells bonds to finance road, repair projects
The loan will still have to be repaid, but St. Croix County's financial advisor said the interest rate on a new $3.36 million debt is even better than expected. "This is the cheapest money that the county has ever seen," said Springsted Inc.
March 25, 2010 - 7:05am
January 28, 2010
County Board hands out 2.5 percent raises to lead employees
On a 13-3 vote Tuesday, the Pierce County Board gave its 52 non-union department heads, managers and supervisors 2.5 percent raises. "It seems to me it's a bad time to dish out money now," protested Supervisor John Kucinski, Town of River Falls, one of three to vote no. While the...
January 28, 2010 - 9:37am
December 29, 2009
Cut in St. Croix County Board size pits incumbents against incumbents
There are already candidates for 18 of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board, and races are shaping up in five districts. The only district that has no declared candidate as yet is District 8, which includes the village of Hammond, part of the town of Eau Galle and the towns...
news / politics
December 29, 2009 - 9:51am
Filings slow for Pierce County Board
With less than a week to go, races are shaping up for two seats on the Pierce County Board. But as of noon Wednesday there were no declared candidates for six seats, four in the River Falls area. The deadline for filing the required forms is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. The general election...
news / politics / government
December 29, 2009 - 9:49am
December 17, 2009
St. Croix County borrows $3.36 million with Stimulus Act subsidy
The St. Croix County Board voted Tuesday to borrow $3.36 million, using federal "recovery zone" bonds that will result in a true interest rate of about 2.23 percent. About half the money will be used for building repairs, safety improvements, equipment, computer software and parking...
December 17, 2009 - 7:09am
December 8, 2009
County lawyer: Jail practices don't always mesh with policy
It's not that the St. Croix County Jail doesn't have policies regarding booking and suicide and medical watches, it's that the policies say one thing and another is being done. So says Corporation Counsel Greg Timmerman. As an example, he said policy says inmate names on a suicide-watch...
news / politics
December 8, 2009 - 4:12pm
December 3, 2009
Editorial: Winter holidays can only mean...
This probably isn't what anyone had in mind, but starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, is when local people could file as candidates for school board, city council, county board and, in one case, town board. For people with any kind of interest in public service at the local level, you've got...
opinion / politics
December 3, 2009 - 12:26pm
September 1, 2009
Study shows locals may need to choose between road repairs and police
Wisconsin's local governments may someday have to choose between police and fixing potholes, unless the state changes the way those governments are funded. That's according to new study by Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum, which says cities are running out of ways to pay their bills...
September 1, 2009 - 9:00am
July 6, 2009
Local governments follow state lead with unpaid furloughs for employees
More of Wisconsin's local governments are doing what the state did -- put employees on unpaid furloughs to help balance their budgets. In Fitchburg, just south of Madison, city administrator Tony Roach plans to put 140 workers on five-day furloughs through the end of the year. He...
July 6, 2009 - 9:00am
May 8, 2009
City on the move
After decades of discussion and more than two years of planning, city of River Falls employees relocated to the newly constructed 26,000-square-foot City Hall at 222 Lewis St. Friday and Monday. Finance Director Julie Bergstrom said a contractor helped moved boxes Thursday from...
May 8, 2009 - 10:44am