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Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
State report cards for school districts give River Fall above-average grade
Recount underway in western Wisconsin
crime and courts
Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
Wildcat volleyball falls in state quarterfinals
Watch Wildcat volleyball live at state
Overnight snows make Sunday fun for some
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 2-4
Check out band concert next Thursday on campus
Day after Thanksgiving means it's River Dazzle
Sharing Families falling short of sponsors
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinances 2016-16 and 2016-17
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 11/8/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/5/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Jack Bostrack, 85
Jeffrey Dean Carlson, 44
Marilyn M. Goodrich, 84
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
Featured reader letter
Featured letter to the editor: Character found at the Falls Theater
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
Featured editorial: 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
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October 3, 2016
Two riders ejected off motorcycle in Trimbelle crash
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- A Hammond man was arrested for OWI Sunday afternoon after a motorcycle crash in the town of River Falls. Michael D. Hauge,...
October 3, 2016 - 8:31am
August 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- For the first time, there are more people in the Eau Claire County jail because of methamphetamine than drunk driving. WQOW- TV says the percentage of the Eau Claire jail's bed days for OWI dropped from 29-percent to 14-percent during the past five years -- while methamphetamine...
August 25, 2016 - 9:56am
April 29, 2016
Wisconsin 'bathroom bill' to be revived next session; Wisconsin high on OWI-related list; Ryan pitches GOP to college crowd; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- A state lawmaker who failed to get a controversial "bathroom bill" passed in the current session says he'll try again next time. Assembly Republican Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum wanted public schools to make students and staffers to use the restrooms of their birth genders...
April 29, 2016 - 8:23am
April 21, 2016
Police chase ends at Lake Mallalieu, where officers jump in after woman (W/AUDIO)
Officers from Minnesota plunged into frigid Lake Mallalieu waters early Thursday after a woman who led police on a chase allegedly drove her...
News/crime and courts
April 21, 2016 - 8:48am
November 13, 2015
Crashes up in 70 mph zones, but why?; UWRF considers community solar; OWI, hit-and-run bills draw emotional testimony; six more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE – There have been more accidents on Wisconsin interstate highways that raised their speed limits in June from 65 mph to 70 mph. However, officials say it's too early to tell if the increase is the main reason for 13 percent more crashes from June through September compared...
November 13, 2015 - 8:46am
October 23, 2015
Elmwood-area crash leads to man's sixth OWI-related arrest
A Spring Valley man was arrested on suspicion of his sixth OWI after the vehicle he was driving crashed Thursday evening outside Elmwood. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash on Highway 128, about two miles north of Elmwood, where they arrived...
News/crime and courts
October 23, 2015 - 8:41am
June 29, 2010
Driver faces felony charges for accident that injured four
Three felony charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle were filed Wednesday morning against one of the drivers involved in a Saturday accident in Roberts. Michael Thomas Johnson, 21, Mendota Heights, Minn., was also charged with a misdemeanor count of causing injury...
June 29, 2010 - 1:28pm
November 11, 2009
Innocent pleas are entered in one county where Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges
Innocent pleas were entered Tuesday in one of three counties where State Rep. Jeff Wood faces OWI charges. Wood is currently getting treatment in St. Cloud, Minn. His attorney stood mute on the phone, while a judge in Monroe County entered innocent pleas to misdemeanor counts...
November 11, 2009 - 9:39am
October 23, 2009
Jeff Wood free on bond in OWI case; governor calls for resignation
State Rep. Jeff Wood is free on bond, after being charged Thursday with his third OWI offense in the last year and his fifth since 1990. Gov. Jim Doyle called on the Chippewa Falls Independent to resign. Doyle said Wood's district is without a voice in the Legislature due to his...
October 23, 2009 - 9:03am
October 22, 2009
Rep. Jeff Wood is in jail until he appears in court today on latest OWI arrest
A Monroe County sheriff's official says State Representative Jeff Wood will stay in jail until he can appear in court today on his latest OWI arrest. The 40-year-old lawmaker was stopped Wednesday in Tomah, after he was seen driving erratically and jumping a curb. It was the second...
October 22, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
Former surgeon will pay $3.7 million to settle civil lawsuit for traffic crash
Former surgeon Mark Benson will pay almost $3.7 million to settle a civil lawsuit in a traffic crash that killed a popular educator and two others. WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee said Benson decided to pay, instead of facing a trial scheduled for next week in Waukesha County. Earlier...
October 20, 2009 - 9:19am
August 11, 2009
Former surgeon gets 30 years for homicide by intoxicated driving
Former surgeon Mark Benson might have gotten Wisconsin's toughest prison sentence ever for homicide by intoxicated driving. He was given 30 years yesterday for causing the April 2008 rear-end crash that killed Oconomowoc educator Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn child and her 10-year-old...
August 11, 2009 - 9:10am
January 8, 2009
Making 3rd OWI a felony could cost state over $100 million
It would cost just more than $100 million a year to make three-time drunken driving a felony in Wisconsin. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau says it reflects the costs of sending 3,000 more offenders to prison, plus the extra judges, prosecutors, and public defenders needed to handle...
January 8, 2009 - 9:00am