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River Falls Journal
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
UW-River Falls corpse flower to bloom for the third time
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight 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
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
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
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 9, 2016
Woman charged with prostitution out of a chicken coop
A Star Prairie area woman is accused of neglecting her children, who authorities say were left behind while she slipped outside to prostitute herself inside a modified chicken coop. Sarah M. Bradehoft, 27, was charged June 23 in Polk County Circuit Court with two felonies -- child...
News/crime and courts
July 9, 2016 - 6:00am
July 3, 2016
Doubly good payoff
On Saturday, June 18, at the Touch-A-Truck for Kids event in the high school parking lot members of the River Falls Ambulance staffed the brat...
July 3, 2016 - 6:00am
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