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Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
Arrests follow interrupted burglary in town of Kinnickinnic
Wisconsin roundup: Trump campaigning Wednesday in Badger State; Walker backs student loan refinance effort; 10 more state news stories
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Edward R. Rang, 88
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Real Estate Showcase
September 16, 2016
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
A diagnosis isn’t enough to keep a community down, even one like cancer. When Angie Burke received the news this summer that she had a tumor...
September 16, 2016 - 11:37am
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