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Special election: Senate candidates outline different visions for jobs, more at forum
10th Senate District special election: candidate profiles
Jarchow takes aim at taxes, regulations
Schachtner on a quest for solutions
'Principles' guide Libertarian Corriea
crime and courts
Where land and rivers meet the sea
Elmore hopes NFL is his destination
Girls basketball: Wildcats keep clawing
Falcon Roundup: Women's hockey dominates Concordia; Men skate past Gustavus
Boys basketball: Boys hit rough patch
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
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RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/15/18 Special Meeting re: Referendum Resolutions
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Town Caucus
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/16/18 Board of Canvassers Meeting
Wisconsin State Fair seeking Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home applicants
FSA county elections results are in
Jean Lundgren joins Keller Williams
Bakke Norman Attorneys Recognized by WI Super Lawyers Magazine
A home, and office, away from home
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Agnes Magdalene Timm
Jeannine L. Poulin
Brigadier General Gerald R. Matteson
Kenneth Irving Moore
Arts Minded column: Iris Apfel — inspiration to anyone of any age
Woodworking column: Bringing movie magic
Letters to the editor: Think before you write; A Christmas gift shop thank you
Benson column:Montessori is one of 4 RF public elementary schools
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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...
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...
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,...
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