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River Falls Journal
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
FFA president, River Falls High School student goes on to national tractor competition
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
Shrine hosts university football team before big game
One-day blitz: UW-River Falls environmental science program conducts intense river study
crime and courts
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
High school Hall of Fame will add new inductees
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
Featured photo: Hummingbird
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS RURAL FIRE ASSOC.: 9/28/16 Meeting Notice
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Paige Olson variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/5/16 Public Hearing - Randy Cudd variance request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/4/16 Public Hearing - Verizon Tower Permit request
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Agenda
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Brenda P. Hindman, 56
Anna D. Husfloen, 101
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
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Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Real Estate Showcase
March 14, 2016
Mississippi River shipping should begin early; plastic-bag ban comes under fire; Thompson weighs in on SCOTUS nomination; seven more state news stories
PEPIN – Farmers and others can expect an early start to the shipping season on the Mississippi River. That's because so much ice has melted, it's no longer necessary for the Army Corps of Engineers to measure the ice depths at Lake Pepin on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. It was...
March 14, 2016 - 8:28am
March 12, 2016
Featured column: Could excitement for Trump elevate Supreme Court candidate?
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Donald Trump’s entry into Republican politics could provide a boost to Rebecca Bradley’s try on April 5 for a full 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination...
March 12, 2016 - 6:00am
March 10, 2016
UW-River Falls journalism student to study war on terrorism over spring break
By UWRF News Service A journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will spend her spring break in Washington, D.C., studying...
March 10, 2016 - 10:33am
March 6, 2016
November election: Democrat challenger emerges for Harsdorf’s senate seat
The 10th state Senate seat now held by Republican Sheila Harsdorf has a new candidate – Diane Odeen, a lawyer, City Council member, mother...
March 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
February 29, 2016
Sensenbrenner: End FBI secrecy over police cell-number roundups; Minnesota man killed in Cable-area sno-mo crash; 15 more news stories from across Wisconsin
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner has asked the FBI to stop making local police swear to secrecy, when they use Stingray devices to round-up cell phone numbers. The devices track cell activity by suspected criminals but in the process, they locate cell-numbers...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 25, 2016
River Falls-grown alfalfa sprouts causing food-borne illnesses, say health officials; 'Sanctuary cities' bill unlikely to pass; 13 more Wisconsin news stories
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts of River Falls, and urged people not to eat the product. The state health department said there seven cases...
February 25, 2016 - 8:20am
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