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Downtown rooftop trespasser riles tenants; drinking teen at bridge found unconscious
Stolen vehicle leads police on high speed chase
Heat advisory issued for the region; officials urge checking on neighbors at risk
Congressman Kind: Cancel August recess, fix Highway Trust Fund
UW-RF expert: Awareness, fast response helped contain deadly horse virus
crime and courts
Wild Side: Monarchs are in trouble; give them milkweed
Sports Roundup Video: Amateur baseball, Fall sports preview, memories of training camp
High Five Tour 2014 visits Baldwin on a mission to thank nation’s military
RFAH recognized nationally
Weekend Happenings: July 18-20
What they did was root out RF Days medallion
Still going strong
arts and entertainment
William L. Stoetzel, 70
Clyde Gunsallus, 90
Patrick J. Huppert, 60
Jeffrey L. Johnson, 52
Ronald A. Shafer, 77
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/17/14 Cemetery Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/24/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/21/14 Planning Commission Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: July & August, 2014 Hydrant Flushing
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/22/14 Council Meeting Agenda
Days Gone By
Arts Minded: Salute to our local heroes
September 1, 2009
Bus camera catches legislator running red light, hitting bicyclist
A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a legislator running a red light and hitting a bicyclist last month. A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a state legislator running a red light with his SUV, and injuring a bicyclist last month. Police ticketed Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo,...
September 1, 2009 - 9:08am
August 31, 2009
Madison aims for October to start recycling plastic bags
People in Madison might have to start recycling their plastic bags by the end of October. The City Council voted 17-1 in June to make people drop off their shopping and other plastic bags at collection centers. And Tuesday, the Council will be asked to approve $32,000 in funding....
August 31, 2009 - 9:18am
August 27, 2009
Large crowds rally in Green Bay and Madison on national health care
The debate on national health care reform was heard loud and clear at two large events in Wisconsin last night. More than 1,700 opponents of the current House reform package attended a discussion in Middleton, held by the conservative Americans for Prosperity. And around 450 supporters...
August 27, 2009 - 9:01am
Woman takes on Time Magazine's cover story on cheap food
The Woman of the Year for Madison's World Dairy Expo takes issue with the cover story in this week's Time Magazine. "The Real Cost of Cheap Food" portrayed animals drugged with antibiotics in prison-like conditions, producing food that's making Americans obese while gobbling up...
August 27, 2009 - 9:00am
August 25, 2009
Research at UW-Madison brings hope for people with macular degeneration
Millions of people who have trouble seeing could someday be cured, thanks to new research at University of Wisconsin-Madison. David Gamm and Jason Meyer led a team of scientists who converted stem cells from both embryos and human skin into different kinds of retinal cells. It...
August 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 19, 2009
7-year-old pulls cousin from bottom of pool, father revives child with CPR
Seven-year-old Ethan Clinton and his father are being nominated for a life-saving award. New Berlin police say Ethan saw his four-year-old cousin on the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool last weekend. The boy jumped into the water, swam to the bottom, pulled the younger...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
July 13, 2009
UW-Madison Hospital testing experimental treatment for juvenile diabetes
A University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison is testing an experimental treatment for Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Adult stem cells are put into patients intravenously, with the goal of reducing the inflammation that stops the body from making insulin. Type 1 diabetics must use...
July 13, 2009 - 8:59am
July 9, 2009
Safe drivers? Try Madison and Milwaukee
Madison and Milwaukee have some of the nation's safest big-city drivers. That's according to a new study by Allstate Insurance. Madison is the 13th safest among the country's 200 largest cities. And Milwaukee is 19th, based on Allstate claims data. The firm said Madison drivers...
July 9, 2009 - 9:06am
July 8, 2009
ATC studies possible line carrying electricity from La Crosse to Madison
Three companies have spent the last year studying the idea of putting an electric transmission line from La Crosse to Madison. But now, the American Transmission Co., says it's considering an even bigger line along the same route. And it would carry green electricity made by wind...
July 8, 2009 - 9:05am
July 6, 2009
Madison Area Technical College receives grant to help vets transition to civilian life
As colleges attract more veterans, Madison Area Technical College is using a new grant to help returning vets make the transition to civilian life. The American Council on Education and the WalMart Foundation gave the school a $100,000 Success for Veterans grant. Michael Shumway,...
July 6, 2009 - 9:00am
July 1, 2009
Census reports Milwaukee gains 7,500 residents, Madison is fastest-growing city
Milwaukee is now America's 23rd largest city, down from 19th at the start of the decade. But the city still grew by 7,500 residents since 2000, and according to the Census Bureau's new estimate it had almost 605,000 people as of last July. Milwaukee's population has grown ever...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am
Wimmer beats out Kenseth to win All-Star Challenge in Madison
Wausau native Chris Wimmer beat out top NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth of Cambridge to win the All-Star Challenge last night at Madison International Speedway. Wimmer, a short-track veteran who occasionally runs on the NASCAR truck circuit, got inside Kenseth on the 90th lap to take...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am
June 10, 2009
More affluent cities could use up to 15 percent in state aid
Wisconsin's more affluent cities and villages would lose up to 15 percent of their state aid under the proposed budget. That's what the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Tuesday. It released a breakdown of what each local government would get. The aid is being cut by...
June 10, 2009 - 9:00am
May 27, 2009
Madison judge will decide wrongful death suit in Zimmermann case
A judge in Madison plans to decide by next Friday whether to proceed with a wrongful death suit in last year's slaying of University of Wisconsin student Brittany Zimmermann. Her relatives and fiancé said authorities were negligent in responding to Zimmermann's apparent call for...
May 27, 2009 - 9:09am
Police start collecting racial data on stopped drivers in 2011
If you're stopped for a traffic violation, the officer will take note of your race and send that data to Madison starting in 2011. The state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee endorsed that move Monday, to determine if officers are hassling minorities. Gov. Jim Doyle's proposed...
May 27, 2009 - 9:00am