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Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
River Falls advances in Legion State Tourney
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Around River Falls, mid-summer gardens bloom with colorful splashes
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Dorothy "Dodie" Sazama age 75
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
February 23, 2016
Senate to decide fate of 160 Assembly bills; Obamacare boosting profits for some hospitals; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate leaders will soon decide which bills to consider during its final meeting in mid-March. And with a smaller-than-expected surplus, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said anything that costs money will get more fiscal scrutiny. Among other...
February 23, 2016 - 9:24am
February 22, 2016
Weekend accidents claim 3 lives near Portage, Chippewa Falls teen near Poplar; Walker bodyguards collect $577,000 in disputed OT pay; 15 more news briefs from around Wisconsin
PORTAGE -- Three people died after their car overturned near Portage. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday, three miles south of Portage on Columbia County road P in the town of Pacific. Sheriff's deputies said all four victims were trapped in the auto. The 18-year-old female...
February 22, 2016 - 9:37am
February 19, 2016
Assembly wraps up session: OKs voucher tax relief, mental health funding; Mississippi shipping could being by mid-March; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has finished its business for the year, which means that no more bills can be introduced or changed by the Senate. The Assembly completed its two-year session after midnight by passing dozens of bills, and senators will consider some of them at their...
February 19, 2016 - 8:12am
February 18, 2016
Watchdog group concerned about money in court race; Latino 'milkers' converge on Capitol for rally today; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- A Washington-based watchdog group is raising red flags over the money that could be funneled into the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The group "Justice at Stake" said the three candidates in Tuesday's primary raised a combined $1 -million and total spending on TV...
February 18, 2016 - 9:25am
February 17, 2016
Bradley, Kloppenburg win Supreme Court primary
MADISON -- State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley will face JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 general election. Both won Tuesday's primary, as Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald was eliminated with 16 percent of almost 250,000 votes cast. Bradley, appointed to the post...
February 17, 2016 - 9:32am
Bradley, Kloppenburg win Supreme Court primary; flury of bills passed as Senate winds down; 12 more stories from across Wisconsin
State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley will face JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 general election. Both won Tuesday's primary, as Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald was eliminated with 16 percent of almost 250,000 votes cast. Bradley, who was appointed to the post...
February 17, 2016 - 8:40am
February 15, 2016
UPDATED: Justice Scalia remembered by Abrahamson, Marquette Dean; low turnout expected for Tuesday's primary; plus 14 other news stories from around Wisconsin
As the political debate heats up over his replacement, Justice Antonin Scalia leaves behind vivid memories for Wisconsin legal scholars. Marquette Law School dean Joseph Kearney was a clerk for Scalia in 1995-96 and he called the justice "the most impressive person he ever met." Kearney...
February 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
February 12, 2016
Senate votes to end internet taxes -- including Wisconsin's; flurry of bills heading for Walker's desk; plus 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Both of Wisconsin's U.S. senators have voted in favor of a bill that would end the state's Internet access tax in July of 2021. The vote was 75- to 20 Thursday to ban state and local Internet taxes, as part of a larger bill that changes U.S. trade laws. The package...
February 12, 2016 - 9:56am
February 11, 2016
Sanders, Clinton face-off in Milwaukee Thursday evening; UW-Extension cutting 80 staffers; plus 13 news stories from across Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate each other in Milwaukee Thursday evening. The two-hour forum gives Sanders a chance to build steam after his primary victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday while Clinton seeks to rebound for the party's next caucuses in Nevada...
February 11, 2016 - 9:36am
February 9, 2016
Nearly 70 bills up for Assembly approval, 60 before Senate; 'Winterfest' debacle leaves 15 vehicles soaked; 9 more stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- It was expected to be a long day at the State Capitol Tuesday, as the Assembly is scheduled to act on almost 70 bills while the Senate considers more than 60 others. Lawmakers want to end their two-year session within the next month, so most can focus on their re-election...
February 9, 2016 - 9:18am
February 5, 2016
UW Regents will finalize faculty tenure protections; ‘blaze pink’ signed into law; 12 more news stories from across Wisconsin
MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents was expected to finalize its own tenure protections Friday for faculty members at the 26 public campuses. The board does not plan an immediate vote on the changes, which would include procedures for dealing with sub-standard...
February 5, 2016 - 9:41am
Political Reformer to speak at RF Library
Mike McCabe, author of "Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics," will be at the River Falls Public Library at 7:30...
February 5, 2016 - 6:07am
February 2, 2016
Schools shuttered statewide ahead of expected storm; House OKs funds for new Great Lakes ice-breaker; plus 9 more Wisconsin new stories
Most of Wisconsin's K-to-12 schools didn't wait for the snow to arrive before deciding to close Tuesday. Many administrators called off classes Monday evening, amid forecasts of up to a foot of snow in most of the state from mid-day through Wednesday morning. River Falls announced...
February 2, 2016 - 8:43am
February 1, 2016
Snow warnings posted across the region; Caterpillar plant closing will cost 200-plus jobs; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
SULLIVAN -- Much of Wisconsin is about to get its biggest snowstorm since Christmas, with up to a foot expected in central areas Tuesday and into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and watches for all of the Badger State except for the far northwest...
February 1, 2016 - 9:14am
January 29, 2016
Poll: Clinton, Trump lead among presidential choices, Walker ratings steady; appeals court upholds seizure of Amery man's lottery winnings for taxes; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A new Marquette Law School poll shows that 38 percent of Wisconsin voters approve of Gov. Scott Walker's job performance, about the same as last November but still below his 50 percent-plus support before he ran for president. Walker has hinted about running for a third...
January 29, 2016 - 9:29am