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WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers continue UW tuition freeze, drop 2018 tuition cut; 10 more state news stories
Mustafa crime family member charged in St. Croix County
Alleged 2-state crime spree ends with Taser incident in Prescott
crime and courts
Where the buffalo roam
Record-setting relay: Girls 4x400 breaks 36-year-old BRC mark
Falcon roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
Wildcats split with Chippewa
Booters gear up for playoffs
Antiques expert returns to RF Library June 10
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Pierce County Fair most admired senior citizen
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2017-12
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/6/17 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: Ad For Bids- Glover Road Reconstruction
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/19/17 Public Hearing - Peterson Farms permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/5/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Bruce R. Wigent, 73
Myra J. Krause, 71
Floy M. Born, 95
Doris L. Larson, 94
Jennifer J. Hinz, 42
Is there a 'good' tax?
Letters to the editor: Juvenile justice system touted; Food drive a success
Arts Minded: Distinction in music between exclusivity and inclusivity
Library Notes: Your favorite authors have lined up visits
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Real Estate Showcase
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July 2, 2016
River Falls nursing home director says pay attention to this issue
With more and more baby boomers reaching retirement, The Lutheran Home’s local Executive Director Spencer Beard said River Falls should be...
July 2, 2016 - 6:00am
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