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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
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February 3, 2016
Storm brought more than a foot of snow, crashes aplenty
More than a foot of snow fell Tuesday in parts of western Wisconsin during a storm that led to treacherous driving for many motorists. According...
February 3, 2016 - 12:19pm
January 7, 2016
Two Pierce County Board members challenged
As the filing deadline passed Jan. 5, contests had developed for one Ellsworth district and one Spring Valley district on the 17-member Pierce County Board of Supervisors. In River Falls, a former board member is running unopposed after the incumbent chose not to run. Countywide,...
January 7, 2016 - 8:57am
December 29, 2015
Snow piles up in St. Croix, Pierce counties; more to come today
Pierce and St. Croix counties were spared the brunt of a snowstorm that dropped more than a foot of accumulation elsewhere in Wisconsin. As of 7 a.m., River Falls – which rests in both St. Croix and Pierce counties – had received 4.5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather...
December 29, 2015 - 8:38am
December 22, 2015
Van crashes, overturns with 5 teens inside in Pierce County
One of five teenagers riding in a minivan that crashed and overturned early Tuesday in the town of Oak Grove was hospitalized. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 2:10 a.m. to Highway 35 near 468th Avenue for a one-vehicle rollover. Deputies arrived...
December 22, 2015 - 9:15am
December 1, 2015
Overnight semi crash closes Highway 65 in rural River Falls
The main artery connecting River Falls with Ellsworth was shut down for more than two hours overnight Monday after a semi-trailer crash. The crash did not result in any injuries to the driver, but did leave Highway 65 closed from 11:52 p.m. Monday until 2:22 a.m. Tuesday. According...
December 1, 2015 - 7:59am
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
October 12, 2015
Two injured in Pierce County motorcycle crashes
Two Minnesota men were injured in separate motorcycle crashes Sunday in Pierce County. The first crash was reported just before 4 p.m. on 170th Avenue and Highway 35 in Hager City. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Edward Withuski from Brooklyn...
October 12, 2015 - 8:16am
October 6, 2015
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Sinking boat, kid’s tricky 911 call and woman in black takes to the road
Packs of cars pulled over -- A convoy of muscle cars peeled out at highways 35 and 63 in Hager City. Deputies stopped six cars and issued...
News/crime and courts
October 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
October 5, 2015
River Falls couple, Prescott man injured in separate crashes
A rural River Falls man and his wife were injured Saturday after the car they were in was rearended by a charter bus. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office new release, Donald Miner, 73, and Mary Miner, 71, were taken by personal vehicle to an area hospital with non-life...
October 5, 2015 - 8:07am
October 2, 2015
River Falls area residents asked to support ‘Moola for Milk’
ELLSWORTH – The Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County, Inc. has launched its Fall Moola for Milk Campaign. The program provides fresh...
October 2, 2015 - 12:06pm
Man charged in alleged Saturday night attack: Kirkland facing multiple felonies
UPDATE: An Ellsworth man has been charged in Pierce County Circuit Court with multiple felonies in connection with an alleged attack on a female...
News/crime and courts
September 2, 2015 - 9:22am
August 27, 2015
Homicide suspect ruled incompetent
The rural Ellsworth woman accused of gunning down her husband and dragging his body away from their home was ruled incompetent to stand trial....
News/crime and courts
August 27, 2015 - 12:51pm
August 19, 2015
Lightning strike forces Pierce County to re-route 911 calls
A neighboring county has stepped up to handle 911 calls after a lightning strike temporarily disabled services in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that St. Croix County has been handling 911 calls since late Monday after a lightning strike on...
August 19, 2015 - 8:53am
August 18, 2015
Moments captured at the 2015 Pierce County Fair
The 132nd Pierce County Fair has drawn to a close. The weather was sweltering hot, but the rain held off for four days of performances, tractor/truck...
August 18, 2015 - 1:27pm
July 27, 2015
Motorcyclist injured in River Falls-area crash
A Minnesota woman was hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle she was riding crashed in the town of River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified Jennifer Searle, 35, as the driver of a motorcycle that crashed at 2:10 p.m. on County Road E near 690th Avenue....
July 27, 2015 - 7:58am