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River Falls Journal
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
UW-River Falls corpse flower to bloom for the third time
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
July 30, 2008
West Bend favorite in summer HS baseball tourney
West Bend West is the favorite, as the state high school summer baseball tournament opens today (Tuesday) in Stevens Point. The Spartans are the defending champions. They have a 22-game winning streak and at 28-1, they have the best record by far among the eight teams in the tournament....
July 30, 2008 - 9:00am
July 18, 2008
Audit Committee wants to know more about state employee sick leave abuses
The Legislature's Audit Committee wants to know more about who's abusing the state employees' sick leave system, and why. The panel held a hearing Thursday, after learning that the average state worker takes 65 hours a sick leave per year. That's a week and a-half. Panel co-chairman...
July 18, 2008 - 9:00am
July 15, 2008
State Supreme Court decision punches another hole in state budget
A ruling on Friday by the State Supreme Court in favor of Menasha Corp., could worsen the state's budget woes. The ruling involved the collection of sales tax on computer software purchased by Menasha Corp. State law exempts custom software from sales and use tax, but the Wisconsin...
July 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
State buys 92K megawatts of green electricity
The state government has purchased more than 92,000 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity. Gov.
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Badger State Games making final run in Madison
Wisconsin's Olympic-style sports festival is in the middle of its 24th annual run and its final one in the Madison area. The Badger State Games began last weekend and they'll continue Friday through Sunday. About 9,000 people are signed up to compete in dozens of events. That's...
June 26, 2008 - 9:00am
June 20, 2008
Only one area state park remains closed
It's safe to plan a trip based on camping in the state parks. Of the 10 state parks in west central Wisconsin just one has been closed by heavy rains and floods, said officials with the state Department of Natural Resources. "There are campsites available," said Jean Rygiel, west...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
State Dems open convention today
Wisconsin Democrats will open their annual state convention in Stevens Point tonight (Friday), just one day after their presidential candidate held court in the region. Barack Obama left Kaukauna right after his noon-time meeting on the economy Thursday. He won't be around for the...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
Lawmakers look to see what's cheaper -- overtime or more employees
Lawmakers want to find out if it's cheaper to hire more state employees or continue understaffing and pay millions in overtime. An audit released Wednesday said the state paid $187 million in overtime over the last three years, and 59 employees got $100,000 each in extra pay. The...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
State DNR looks to cut paintball in state parks
The Department of Natural Resources is closer to curtailing paintball games in state parks and other DNR-controlled lands. In 2001, there was a push to ban paintball activity on DNR lands, but the legislature rejected the idea. DNR wildlife policy specialist Scott Loomans says since...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 29, 2008
Wisconsin State Parks June 8 Open House/Free Fishing
Looking for an affordable Sunday family activity? Here's a rare deal -- free admission on June 8 to all Wisconsin state parks, forests and trails during the open house.
May 29, 2008 - 12:00am
State needs to borrow $800 million to stay afloat
The state government will borrow up to $800 million to keep paying its bills in the next few months. Administration Secretary Michael Morgan told lawmakers Wednesday the cash-flow problems will peak in December, when millions of dollars are paid out to local governments and public...
May 29, 2008 - 12:00am
February 14, 2008
Six swimmers, diver off to state meet
The Wildcat boys swimming and diving team qualified two individuals and two relay teams for this weekend's WIAA State Swimming and Diving% Championships after finishing third at the Division 2 Sectional meet Saturday in Stevens Point. Junior Eric Emerson qualified for the state meet...
February 14, 2008 - 12:00am
January 25, 2008
Bucks end streak, take Pacers at Bradley Center
The Milwaukee Bucks topped Indiana 104-92 Thursday night at the Bradley Center. Michael Redd scored 37 points, as the Bucks had 30 assists and just 10 turnovers and the Pacers scored about 12 points less than their team average -- the highest in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Milwaukee...
January 25, 2008 - 9:00am
Regional Prep Scoreboard
Scores from around the region from Thursday night prep action. Boys' Basketball New Richmond 71, Somerset 58 Prescott 54, Amery 38 Clear Lake 54, Clayton 53 Webster 51, St. Croix Falls 47, OT Girls' Basketball Boyceville 61, St. Croix Central 41 Mondovi 48, Pepin 25...
January 25, 2008 - 9:00am
Favre bows out of Pro Bowl
For the fifth straight time, Brett Favre has said no thanks to playing in the Pro Bowl. He was the fans' top choice for the NFL All-Star Game on Feb. 10 in Honolulu. However, the Green Bay Packers said Favre's chronically-sore ankle will keep him out once again. The veteran...
January 25, 2008 - 12:00am