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MARTELL TOUCHDOWN: Tornado strikes rural Pierce County; 1 reported injured
Narcan credited for saving lives in Hudson, beyond
Update: Amish crash victims in 'good' condition
New feed store stresses customer service
Wisconsin roundup: Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens — but only temporarily; 9 more state news stories
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Fish still kings in the North
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
River Falls Legion takes third in Mankato tournament
Golfers honored for academics
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
RFPD has biggest "Torch Run" year yet
Booster Days packed full of fun and excitement
Every person has a fair story
New director has a big heart for nonprofit, community
How do they do it? Making the perfect cheese curd
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TOWN OF TROY: 7/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/25/17 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/5/17 Town Board Meeting
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/17/17, Case No. 17-CV-129, Valerie Sowa
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Amended Ad For Bids - 2017 Mill & Overlay
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Library Notes: Reading children's books is good for the soul
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
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December 8, 2009
Woman robbed, suspect at large
A UW-River Falls female student was robbed of her purse Friday night while she went to her parked car in the 1000 block of East Cascade Avenue. Her assailant held her from behind, threatening her with some kind of sharp object. This is the third armed robbery in just over a month...
News/crime and courts
December 8, 2009 - 9:33am
December 7, 2009
Who is he? Can you help?
Police released this sketch of the male suspect who robbed a female Schwan's driver Friday night, Nov. 20. The robbery occurred in the Schwan's...
December 7, 2009 - 10:29am
December 1, 2009
Clues sought for Schwan's robber
The man who held up a Schwan's female truck driver on Friday night, Nov. 20, still hasn't been caught. River Falls police are hoping to have a composite sketch of the suspect available in a few days. As soon as it is, look for that picture on this website and in the Journal's print...
December 1, 2009 - 10:38am
November 23, 2009
Another robbery in River Falls
A female truck driver for Schwan's in River Falls was robbed Friday night after she returned from making a round of deliveries. The robbery took place in the Schwan's parking lot in the city's industrial park at 1050 Benson Street. The assailant hasn't been caught. The victim was...
News/crime and courts
November 23, 2009 - 11:08am
November 11, 2009
RF Police: Robber's gun found
The semi-automatic pistol that police think was used in the Nov. 2 night robbery at Dick's Hometown Liquor has been recovered. Investigator John Wilson said the gun was found hidden in the weeds outside the house of Blake Halverson, N7923 870th St. Halverson has been charged with...
November 11, 2009 - 10:16am
Army ID prompts muggers to thank victim, return items
Even criminals know enough to thank veterans for whatever freedom they have. In Milwaukee, a 21-year-old Army reservist was mugged early Tuesday -- but when one of the four robbers saw the Army ID in his wallet, they returned everything but his keys and let him go. The reservist...
November 11, 2009 - 9:00am
November 3, 2009
Masked gunman hits Dick's Plus
River Falls police are seeking a robber who got away with cash around 10 p.m. Monday at Dick's Plus Hometown Liquor, 1141 S. Main St. The two clerks on duty were unhurt. No customers were in the store. The white male suspect, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and handkerchief over his face,...
News/crime and courts
November 3, 2009 - 9:08am
June 11, 2009
Chippewa Falls man faces charges for alleged robbery attempt; passerby rescues victim
A Chippewa Falls man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to rob an assistant tavern manager who had just made a transaction at a bank in Lake Hallie. Police said the robber was caught dead in his tracks when a passerby grabbed the keys from the man's getaway car, and helped...
June 11, 2009 - 9:00am
May 13, 2009
Hudson woman accused of depositing stolen money
A Hudson woman is accused of depositing some of the money her husband allegedly stole in an armored car robbery, as part of a crime spree in 2003. Debra Wiegand, 29, was charged this week in St. Croix County with being a party to two counts of armed robbery, arson and vehicle theft....
May 13, 2009 - 9:00am
November 21, 2008
Plea deal scrapped for Minnesota teen accused of Burnett County bank robbery
A plea deal was scrapped Thursday for a former Minnesota high school basketball player accused of helping rob a bank in northwest Wisconsin. His attorney said Anthony DiLoreto, 18, was expected to enter a deferred guilty plea to a bank robbery charge. He would have pleaded guilty...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Alleged ShopKo robber arrested in Minnesota
Earlier in the week St. Paul police and U.S. marshals picked up 22-year-old Jesse Edward-Montoya Rasmussen, Minneapolis, supposedly responsible for over 50 drugstore thefts in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including last August at River Falls Shopko. River Falls police investigator Chuck...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
July 24, 2008
Freeman's hit again; suspect caught
On the same day another man was sentenced for robbing the same store, a River Falls man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing Freeman Drug, 104 S. Main St., earlier this week. Thomas G. Weidell, 36, 520 W. Elm St., was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in River Falls and taken...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Former Packer Walker recovering in Las Vegas robbery
Former Packers' receiver Javon Walker is recovering from severe facial injuries and a moderate concussion, after he was apparently robbed in Las Vegas. Police say they're still trying to verify the incident. Walker remained hospitalized Tuesday. He told officers that two...
June 18, 2008 - 9:00am
March 10, 2008
Update: Robbers still at large
Two armed men dressed in black got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing BP Amoco Shop, 1553 Paulson Road, Saturday night. River Falls police are asking for the public's help to catch the suspects. "If anybody saw anything -- suspicious people, vehicles, something...
March 10, 2008 - 12:00am