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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
New student enrollment at UW-River Falls highest in five years
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
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
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
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: 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
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
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