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River Falls Journal
Her Main Street studio is a childhood dream come true
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Hoberg: He served country and kept on and on serving
Major construction shows commitment
Family of 4 pays estimated $25K for health care; UW 'jobs for life' back under fire; voting laws to stand in August; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Klimpke breaks 49 year-old long jump mark
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
Kayaking the Kinnickinnic
Fly Fishing Clinic set for June 4
Walk with a doc, Dr. Miller that is, and improve your health
Legion's resurgence: Come out for Memorial Day in River Falls
Weekend Happenings: May 27-29
'Going for the Gold at the Pierce County Fair' this year’s theme
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
Featured photo: Baby birds
arts and entertainment
John Howard, Sr., 89
Harry T. Mark, 88
Janet Elizabeth (Thomas) Quinn, 75
Michael D. Mohs, 78
Jerome A. Donatell, 72
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
Featured column: Superintendent's Corner: Educator shortage is a growing concern and impossible to ignore
Real Estate Showcase
June 28, 2015
Missing: $8,500 in fireworks
The owner of a Somerset fireworks business is offering a reward following the theft of fireworks. Apple Grand Prix reported about $8,500 worth of fireworks was stolen the night of June 11 from the County VV property. According to a news release, owner Robert Dewall believes...
News / crime and courts
June 28, 2015 - 11:55am
April 14, 2015
Body discovered in Somerset park
Somerset police are awaiting information on a body found Sunday at a riverside park. Police Chief Thomas Sirovatka said Somerset police,...
News / region
April 14, 2015 - 10:05am
September 3, 2014
Runners make a splash; RF Extreme meet hosts 13 teams in amphibious opener
The annual Wildcat Extreme Cross Country Meet isn’t just a fun way to kick off the high school season, but it also gives River Falls head coach Pat Lorentz a good luck at how his teams might fare this season. Safe to say he likes what he sees from the Wildcat girls’ squad. Senior...
sports / high school
September 3, 2014 - 8:47am
March 27, 2014
Somerset to host drug abuse conversation
The St. Croix County Substance Abuse Coalition and the Somerset School District will host a community forum titled “What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at Somerset High School about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and how it’s...
Life / health
March 27, 2014 - 5:22pm
December 23, 2013
New Richmond man charged in Somerset school threat incident
Andrew J.R. Wallace, 20, of New Richmond, was charged with disorderly conduct Thursday afternoon in connection with an alleged verbal threat...
News / crime and courts
December 23, 2013 - 9:12am
September 16, 2013
Body of UW-RF student found in Somerset home on Saturday
An 18-year-old UW-River Falls student from Kewaskum was found dead early Saturday in a Somerset home where she had spent the night as a guest,...
September 16, 2013 - 2:57pm
September 11, 2013
PHOTOS: Border Battle Beer Fest
Despite temperatures in the 90s, hundreds of people attended the Border Battle Beer Fest held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Somerset Ampitheater....
Life / events
September 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
March 14, 2013
Budget woes worry western Wisconsin schools
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) knew she was on the hot seat when she showed up at Osceola High School on March 7. School officials...
March 14, 2013 - 9:10am
November 30, 2012
Rabbits perish in Somerset barn fire
About 120 rabbits died in a rural Somerset barn fire early Friday morning. The Somerset Fire Department was called out to a barn fire at about...
November 30, 2012 - 9:22am
October 8, 2012
House fire victim identified
The St. Croix County Sheriff's department has identified the victim in a rural Somerset house fire late Friday. Thomas H. Cook, 70, was found dead in his house at 2107 County Rd. I. A deputy was dispatched at 11:59 p.m., Oct. 5. A Somerset fire crew was on hand and the structure...
October 8, 2012 - 9:55am
February 1, 2012
Somerset sisters accused of torturing man with pliers
Two Somerset sisters face up to 40 years in jail for allegedly sexually torturing a teenage male with a pair of pliers and forcing him to drink...
February 1, 2012 - 3:14pm
January 27, 2012
Blaze destroys pole shed, vehicles in Somerset Township
What started as a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon quickly grew and destroyed a pole barn in Somerset Township. Travis Belisle, Somerset Fire/Rescue chief, said the call came in around 4:40 p.m.
January 27, 2012 - 11:15am
UPDATE: Hudson teen who died was battling leukemia
The Somerset Police Department, Somerset Fire and Rescue and Lakeview Ambulance were dispatched to 820 Rivard St. at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday, April...
April 27, 2011 - 1:45pm
May 31, 2010
NR man dies in motorcycle crash; Hugo, Minn. woman hurt in separate accident
A 12:10 a.m. motorcycle crash near River's Edge in rural Somerset on Saturday resulted in a fatality. In a separate accident to the south, a Minnesota woman was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul after she crashed through a barbed-wire fence and struck a culvert. Dale A....
May 31, 2010 - 9:28am
April 23, 2010
Grass, pine fire threatens Somerset homes
A large grass fire in a tinder-dry stand of pine trees in Somerset was being battled by firefighters Friday afternoon. Dispatchers received...
April 23, 2010 - 1:33pm