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Local students win poster, speech contests
U receives lots of new recycling bins
A life lived inventing
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Hammond Hotel: 'It's time for a new era'
crime and courts
Falcon men advance to WIAC title game
Wildcats BRC champs
Falcon men clinch WIAC title
Memories resound as UWRF's Karges Center era closes
Small town kids, big league dreams
Darn that storm: Coffee concert canceled
Flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination
She's bringing song back; feel free to join
Wanted in Pierce County: Century and sesquicentennial farmers
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/7/17 Public Hearing re: Eagle Storage Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinance 2017-06
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
SHARING FAMILIES: 3/3/17 Annual Meeting Notice
SUMMONS: Applegate Inc. v. Elizabeth DeLabio; Case No. 17-SC-57
Roger N. Hines, 63
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
Real Estate Showcase
June 25, 2016
Skyfall: Man goes for the record, has personal motivation
On June 15 Kevin Burkart, 45, Prior Lake, Minn., set out to accomplish what no one had before: Jumping out of a plane 300 times in one day, with...
June 25, 2016 - 6:00am
June 11, 2016
7-year-old honored for for his birthday gift to Lutheran Home
Noah Metro celebrated his seventh birthday with a unique party: His friends brought donations instead of gifts. The Metros collected $71 for...
June 11, 2016 - 6:00am
May 26, 2016
Money given to support drama workshops
A $500 grant to the River Falls Community Theater from the River Falls Area Optimists Club will be used this summer to help support the ninth annual Prairie Fire Children’s Theater workshops and performances for area children. Community theater board member Sandee Blakeley accepts...
May 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
March 13, 2016
St. Croix adjusts jail, forensic fees
HUDSON – St. Croix County cut slightly the amount it charges work-release prisoners for electronic monitoring and will begin billing other counties for the use of its computer forensic lab. County Board members voted March 1 to reduce the per day charge for GPS bracelets on jail...
March 13, 2016 - 6:00am
March 2, 2016
St. Croix County closing costs again among state's lowest; Pierce is right behind
For the second straight year, a new study lists St. Croix and Pierce counties among those with the lowest closing costs in Wisconsin when compared to property values. St. Croix County’s average closing costs were again the state’s fifth-lowest in a study conducted by the New York-based...
March 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
January 9, 2016
Featured Column: Tipping: No kidding, livelihoods depend on it
I have two daughters who work in the restaurant business as servers. They’re both putting themselves through college this way. I was the one...
January 9, 2016 - 6:00am
December 15, 2015
NHS students ring bells, support for Salvation Army
Those vising ShopKo, Dick's Fresh Market and Family Fresh in River Falls lately have probably noticed volunteers ringing bells, collecting money...
December 15, 2015 - 5:16pm
December 11, 2015
River Falls high schooler overcomes early criticism, builds investment portfolio website
Senior year in high school can get pretty busy -- school, homework, sports, and other extracurriculars, not to mention after-school jobs. Like...
December 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
December 10, 2015
Lost: Christmas cash meant to pay rent
Lost: Santa's Little Helper lost her cash, last seen in folded over white envelope last week in River Falls. All $20 bills (for a good little...
December 10, 2015 - 1:45pm
December 3, 2015
River Falls man accused of real estate scam; allegedly pocketed investor’s funds
HUDSON -- A River Falls man appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court last month on charges that he falsely represented himself in order to fleece a would-be investor out of $5,000. Prosecutors charged 42-year-old Joshua A. Kundert with three felonies: 1) unauthorized use of an entity’s...
News/crime and courts
December 3, 2015 - 6:00am
October 26, 2015
River Falls School District tax levy hike approved
A just-passed new tax levy by the River Falls School board will increase the school portion of area property taxes by 8.8%. Finance Director Chad Smurawa said the steep tax levy jump for the River Falls School District – largest in six years – is due mainly to property values...
October 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 22, 2015
St. Croix and Pierce counties have equally low jobless rates
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released preliminary September unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties that show St. Croix and Pierce among the lowest. Both came in with jobless rates of just 3%. DWD said unemployment rates decreased in all 72 counties...
October 22, 2015 - 1:05pm
October 15, 2015
Elderly man falls for million dollar scam
Too good to be true? Yes, but also too good to resist. The victim, an 80-year-old city of River Falls man, understood it was too good but couldn’t resist. The elderly man came to the River Falls police station lobby over the Oct. 10-11 weekend to say he’d been swindled out...
News/crime and courts
October 15, 2015 - 10:52am
October 8, 2015
River Falls resident is $1 million Powerball winner
According to a news release by the Wisconsin Lottery, River Falls resident Pam Dwyer is the lucky winner of the $1 million prize from the Wednesday, Sept. 30, Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Family Fresh Market, 303 South Main St. Family Fresh Market will...
October 8, 2015 - 9:20am
August 21, 2015
River Falls school taxes are set to go up
Property values in the River Falls area are rising, on average, faster than the rest of Wisconsin. That rise will translate into less state aid for local schools, meaning local property taxpayers will make up the difference. At the school district’s Annual Meeting Monday night,...
August 21, 2015 - 6:00am