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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
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
Holidays: Create your own ornament
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
Jack Bostrack, 85
Jeffrey Dean Carlson, 44
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
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
Real Estate Showcase
September 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Poll: Almost two-thirds favor immigrant path to citizenship; Harley Davidson plans 200 layoffs; and 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new poll shows that almost two thirds of Wisconsin's registered voters want illegal immigrants to stay and get a path to citizenship. Sixty-two percent in the Marquette Law School poll favor letting undocumented immigrants who are now in the U.S. eventually be citizens....
September 1, 2016 - 9:24am
August 31, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it has asked the state Health Services agency to investigate reports of medical errors and staffing shortages at the state veterans' nursing home in Waupaca County. The Madison Capital Times says employees at King, along with residents and their relatives,...
August 31, 2016 - 1:01pm
August 30, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The lawsuit says the Veterans Administration accepted responsibility for "action...
News/crime and courts
August 30, 2016 - 11:09am
August 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department...
August 29, 2016 - 7:57am
August 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says he's undecided on UW tuition proposal; No federal disaster aid for Buffalo, Trempealeau counties; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package...
August 19, 2016 - 9:56am
August 17, 2016
Assembly candidate Zimmerman moves on
River Falls businessman Shannon Zimmerman topped Hudson resident Paul Berning in the Republican race to succeed a retiring lawmaker in Assembly District 30. Zimmerman beat Berning 1,569 to 1,138 in the district, which comprises the western portion of St. Croix County and River Falls-area...
August 17, 2016 - 4:23pm
Nieskes wins GOP primary for district attorney
Michael Nieskes will be the Republican candidate for St. Croix County district attorney in November. According to St. Croix County vote totals, Nieskes won the three-way race with 1,370 votes, or 35.75 percent of the vote. He topped challengers Donna Burger (1,251) and Rory O’Sullivan...
August 17, 2016 - 3:50pm
August 15, 2016
Kinnickinnic Town Hall security takes center stage
The Kinnickinnic Town Hall on County Road JJ is in need of a security update, according to the Town Board at its Aug. 2 meeting. “Indications of tampering,” improper use of the Town Hall’s recycling center, and concerns for the safety of those who work in the building led the...
August 15, 2016 - 9:53am
Senator's staff to meet with area constituents
Sen. Ron Johnson (-Wis.) said Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours at several locations in northwestern Wisconsin next week. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding...
August 15, 2016 - 9:40am
August 12, 2016
Candidate Zimmerman focused on jobs, strong economy and next election
Shannon Zimmerman, business owner of Sajan in River Falls and first-time candidate for public office, secured the Republican nomination for District 30 State Assembly with a victory in the Aug. 9 primary election. That evening Zimmerman spoke with his primary opponent Paul Berning...
August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
August 9, 2016
UPDATE: Victory nearly assured for District 30's Zimmerman
With nearly all ballots counted, River Falls businessman Shannon Zimmerman appears to be the Republican primary election winner in Assembly District 30. Zimmerman beat Paul Berning 1,266 to 998 in St. Croix County with all precincts reporting. Zimmerman led 236-114 in Pierce County,...
August 9, 2016 - 10:32pm
UPDATE: Nieskes wins Republican primary in St. Croix County DA race
Michael Nieskes will be the Republican candidate for St. Croix County district attorney in November. According to unofficial St. Croix County data, Nieskes won the three-way race with 1,370 votes, or 35.75 percent of the vote. He topped challengers Donna Burger (1,251) and Rory O’Sullivan...
August 9, 2016 - 9:26pm
August 3, 2016
Election day: Where not to vote...And also where to vote
The primary featuring contested races for St. Croix County district attorney, two state assembly seats, 3rd and 7th Congressional districts,...
August 3, 2016 - 3:03pm
July 29, 2016
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
He’s ready to move up to the No. 1 spot Sean Froelich River Falls Pierce County district attorney It is my pleasure to write in support for Rory O’Sullivan for his candidacy for Saint Croix County district attorney. In my role as district attorney in a neighboring county, it has...
July 29, 2016 - 4:03pm
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Hudson resident Jeff Larson is regarded among friends as unpretentious, humble and not in the last bit attracted to the limelight. He also just...
July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm