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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
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
Featured photo: Lake George
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
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
July 11, 2016
Wisconsin's battleground status now shaky; Madison protests bring no arrests; feds investigating H-D brakes; 14 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- It's still very early, but the presidential candidates and special interests have stayed away from Wisconsin in their advertising. And it could mean that the state is losing the battleground status it had for the past several White House contests. According to the Milwaukee...
July 11, 2016 - 8:19am
July 1, 2016
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Gasoline prices in Wisconsin are inching down, just as the July Fourth weekend arrives. The automotive group AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.37 Friday morning -- almost four cents cheaper than last Friday, and 38 cents less than last Independence...
July 1, 2016 - 8:41am
February 24, 2015
Pie eating poll begins, vote for your favorite dairy celebrity
The Pie Eating Contest is a three-week voting campaign where you can see your favorite dairy industry celebrity eating pie -- without their hands!...
February 24, 2015 - 10:40am
February 18, 2011
Swimmers compete in 5 events after Baldini garners 10th place in D2 diving championships
River Falls swimmers capped their season at UW-Madison's Natatorium by bettering several sectional times and nipping one of their conference...
February 18, 2011 - 5:31pm
February 19, 2010
Pomfret bests RFHS '500' record; 'Cat swimmers show well at Madison
MADISON -- Six River Falls Wildcat swimmers stroked their way to respectable finishes in Friday's Division 2 State Swimming competition at the...
February 19, 2010 - 8:40pm
Men's Health magazine says Madison is the most charitable U.S. city
Madison is the most charitable city in the nation. That's according to a survey by Men's Health magazine. It ranked cities according to how much residents gave to their Salvation Army's holiday campaign, the Marines' Toys for Tots program, and Goodwill Industries during December....
November 19, 2009 - 9:37am
Madison burglars read newspapers to target victims
Burglars in the Madison area have been reading the newspapers to help choose their targets. Dane County sheriff's deputies are investigating four break-ins during the past month while the residents were at funerals in which notices were published beforehand. Last Sunday, valuables...
November 19, 2009 - 9:36am
November 17, 2009
Deployment for Madison Army Reserve unit at Fort Hood is delayed
The Madison Army Reserve unit that had seven casualties in the Fort Hood massacre will not go to Afghanistan next month as scheduled. Commander Robert LaFountain says the mission is being put off indefinitely, until replacements can be found for the three members who were killed...
November 17, 2009 - 9:00am
November 11, 2009
Army ID prompts muggers to thank victim, return items
Even criminals know enough to thank veterans for whatever freedom they have. In Milwaukee, a 21-year-old Army reservist was mugged early Tuesday -- but when one of the four robbers saw the Army ID in his wallet, they returned everything but his keys and let him go. The reservist...
November 11, 2009 - 9:00am
November 5, 2009
Obama tells Madison crowd that states must reform education to guarantee a strong future
President Obama told a Madison audience Wednesday that Wisconsin and other states must reform education to guarantee a strong economic future. The president spoke to 250 students and others at Wright Middle School. On the first anniversary of his election, the Democrat Obama said...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
Lawyer will get to hear a sealed recording of 911 call made by murder victim Brittany Zimmermann
The courts are still refusing to release a 911 call made by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann just before she was murdered 19 months ago. But an attorney who represents Zimmermann's family will get to hear the call, so he can prepare for the family's lawsuit...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
November 4, 2009
Student pilot from Turkey sentenced for stealing plane in Canada and flying into Wisconsin
A student pilot from Turkey has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing a plane in Thunder Bay Canada, and flying it into Wisconsin in the hopes of getting shot down to commit suicide. Federal Judge Charles Shaw went beyond federal sentencing guidelines yesterday in sending...
November 4, 2009 - 9:00am
Obama plans to praise state's educational innovations in today's talk in Madison
When President Obama speaks in Madison today, the White House says he'll praise Wisconsin for coming up with innovative ways to improve education. But none of them have passed the state Legislature yet, and some are getting resistance from lawmakers in both parties. On Monday,...
November 4, 2009 - 9:00am
October 5, 2009
Several hundred rally at State Capitol to legalize medical marijuana
Several hundred people attended a rally at the State Capitol Sunday for a bill to legalize marijuana to treat serious illnesses. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, are sponsoring the measure. It would let patients or caregivers grow small amounts of...
October 5, 2009 - 9:07am
September 28, 2009
President asks International Olympic Committee to have Chicago host 2016 Summer Games
President Obama has decided to urge the International Olympic Committee to award the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago. The Associated Press says Obama and his wife, Michelle, will leave Thursday for Copenhagen, Denmark, where the IOC will hear last-minute pitches and make its final...
September 28, 2009 - 9:35am