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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'
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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
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Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Brenda P. Hindman, 56
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Real Estate Showcase
st. Croix County
November 13, 2015
St. Croix board adopts 2016 budget with small increase for taxpayers
HUDSON -- After extensive discussion of three items last week, the St. Croix County Board adopted a 2016 budget that will raise the property tax levy by a little over $1 million and result in a slight increase for the average homeowner. The issues that provoked the most discussion...
November 13, 2015 - 2:54pm
November 2, 2015
St. Croix Co. plans to buy park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board will be asked Nov. 3 to vote to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres on Bass Lake for a county park. This will be the third land purchase using $2 million in St. Croix River Crossing mitigation funds allocated to the county, said Ellen Denzer, the county’s...
November 2, 2015 - 11:29am
Supervisors complain county budget wasn’t in readable form
After some supervisors protested they hadn’t been able to read the document, the St. Croix County Administration Committee voted last week to send the proposed 2016 budget to the full County Board with no recommendation. The budget would raise the property tax levy over $1 million...
November 2, 2015 - 9:27am
September 29, 2015
State Supreme Court hears NR News v. city of NR case
Citizens cannot effectively monitor how the government exercises police power because a federal privacy law is being misapplied, a lawyer representing the New Richmond News told the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, in a case that could have statewide implications for how law enforcement...
News/crime and courts
September 29, 2015 - 12:29pm
September 25, 2015
St. Croix uses online auction to sell tax-forfeited land for nearly $480,000
Using a statewide online auction service worked well for selling tax-deed property, reported St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell. At their Sept. 16 meeting, Administration Committee members approved the sale of seven parcels through the Wisconsin Surplus Online Auction. The...
September 25, 2015 - 12:04pm
September 12, 2015
St. Croix County implements ‘text-to-911’ service
The St. Croix County Emergency Support Services announces the implementation of “Text-to-911” service at its Emergency Communications Center. The county’s centralized 911 Dispatch center handles all emergency calls in the county and will immediately be able to process “Text2911”...
September 12, 2015 - 11:16am
August 29, 2015
St. Croix County plans to fight IRS bill
St. Croix County’s Administration Committee will hire a tax attorney for advice on an IRS agent’s decision that taxes are owed on some unused paid time off hours even if employees don’t cash them out. An IRS agent claims that because the county neither withheld nor paid social...
August 29, 2015 - 11:05am
August 23, 2015
Woman accused of forgery pleads guilty
A woman who St. Croix County prosecutors said was writing forged checks from an account that allegedly was being illegally accessed by her mother pleaded guilty last week. Courtney McConnach, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 12, in St. Croix County Circuit Court to one count...
News/crime and courts
August 23, 2015 - 11:23am
August 14, 2015
County to utilize CodeRED emergency notification system
The St. Croix County Emergency Support Services Department, recently implemented the CodeRED mass notification system as part of its total 911 and emergency communications upgrade. The CodeRED alert system, which went live Aug. 1 will allow the county to quickly deliver alerts of...
August 14, 2015 - 12:31pm
Concerns flow as Little Falls Lake project nears
Jim Laird treasures his commanding view of Little Falls Lake. A bay window at his home opens up a nearpanoramic view of the lake, from which...
April 14, 2015 - 11:03am
April 13, 2015
St. Croix County Board votes to oppose state budget proposals
During their meeting Monday morning, St. Croix County supervisors voted to oppose two items in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget and to apply for a state grant. One budget change would eliminate local advisory councils and allow the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to...
April 13, 2015 - 10:37am
UPDATE:Fire causes $150,000 damage to Troy home
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, River Falls firefighters were called to a house fire at 322 Soo Line Road, town of Troy. The initial call...
February 13, 2015 - 9:10am
January 14, 2015
St. Croix judges appoint Severson clerk of court
HUDSON – Wednesday morning the St. Croix County judges announced they have appointed Kristi Severson clerk of court. She will serve the four-year term won by her predecessor, who moved on to another job about seven months ago. In the beginning of the election process, Lori Meyer,...
January 14, 2015 - 9:28am
January 12, 2015
Governor seeks applicants for St. Croix Co. judgeship
Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for appointment to the St. Croix County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace St. Croix County Judge Howard W. Cameron, who is resigning, effective March 4. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election...
News/crime and courts
January 12, 2015 - 2:57pm
November 28, 2014
Historical Society's Victorian Christmas Night on Dec. 5
The St. Croix County Historical Society will present its annual Victorian Christmas Night on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m., with a tour of the...
November 28, 2014 - 1:40pm