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UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
River Falls students work and bond; their efforts help rescue does
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
Sex-related resignations affect St. Croix law enforcement
River Falls clinic No. 2 on the way
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
Featured photo: Powerwashing
Church in River Falls to host Fall Festival
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Real Estate Showcase
st. Croix County
December 5, 2015
Plan to borrow $5 million for St. Croix projects fails
A proposal to borrow $5 million for a list of repair projects failed to get the supermajority of support needed from St. Croix County Board members Tuesday. The cost of the projects on the list that accompanied the resolution totaled $5.7 million. Administrators said the list would...
December 5, 2015 - 12:37pm
November 19, 2015
Waterman announces candidacy
Judge Michael Waterman announced his candidacy for election for a full term to Branch 4 of the St. Croix County Circuit Court. Waterman has held...
November 19, 2015 - 12:39pm
November 14, 2015
St. Croix County buys park land on Bass Lake
The St. Croix County Board voted last week to spend $185,000 to buy 13.764 acres with 1,360 feet of shoreline 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. About $880,000...
November 14, 2015 - 12:43pm
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