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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
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
Featured photo: Lake George
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
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
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
December 16, 2009
'Recovery' bonds could cut interest costs for businesses
St. Croix and Pierce counties are beginning the process to allow private companies to access low-interest loans under federal economic stimulus legislation. "We see this as an opportunity," said Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation. "Ultimately...
December 16, 2009 - 1:14am
October 12, 2009
State lacks money to retrain workers who've lost their jobs, even after federal stimulus infusion
Wisconsin does not have enough money to retrain all the workers who've lost their jobs even after getting federal stimulus money for that purpose. Some local workforce development agencies have stopped admitting new people into training programs, for fear the money will run out...
October 12, 2009 - 9:15am
April 29, 2009
Bids open for stimulus highway projects
The first Wisconsin highway projects to be done with federal economic stimulus money will cost 7 percent less than expected. Construction bids were opened Tuesday for 26 state projects and 19 local roads and bridges. Gov. Jim Doyle said the total cost was $114.6 million, $9 million...
April 29, 2009 - 9:06am
April 27, 2009
State seeks way to pay for stimulus spending bookkeeping
Washington wants a strict accounting of how the states spend their federal economic stimulus cash. Wisconsin is not sure how much it will cost to administer the $4 billion-plus that's flowing in. But Nebraska figures it will cost at least $1.2 million to track the money the way...
April 27, 2009 - 9:15am
April 22, 2009
Stimulus jobs bundled online
Jobs created in Wisconsin with federal stimulus dollars will all be routed to one state Web site. Gov. Jim Doyle has signed an executive order requiring all contractors and subcontractors involved with those projects to post their job openings online at http://jobcenterforwisconsin.com....
April 22, 2009 - 7:29am
April 15, 2009
Stimulus not a cure-all for mass transit
Some state and local officials are getting excited about federal stimulus dollars coming to Wisconsin for mass transit. But the dollars won't be a panacea. Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that he and seven other Midwest governors have signed onto a letter that supports using federal...
April 15, 2009 - 8:00am
April 14, 2009
Arts grants available thanks to federal economic stimulus
The arts in Wisconsin are getting a small boost from the federal economic stimulus package. The National Endowment for the Arts has given the state $318,000 to help established arts groups preserve jobs. The funding will be allocated by a one-time grant program called Wisconsin...
April 14, 2009 - 9:00am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
March 30, 2009
Rural bridges are first to be replaced because they're 'shovel-ready'
Rural bridges that don't get used much will be the first ones replaced in Wisconsin with federal stimulus money. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that the first 37 bridge projects approved by state lawmakers carry an average of only 568 vehicles a day. And two bridges in Iowa...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
March 18, 2009
Stimulus status check: Will recovery dollars reach RF?
"I get a fair amount of calls from people asking, 'How can I get some of that stimulus money?'" said Executive Director of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation Bill Warner. It seems the buzz word of the year so far is "stimulus." It's actually the American Recovery...
March 18, 2009 - 10:19am
March 13, 2009
Letter: For the record, Democrats have caused financial mess
Week after week I'm frustrated and saddened when I read letters from those who take information out of context, attempt to re-write history to suit their misguided arguments, and use their creative writing skills in yet another attempt to influence those who don't question either...
March 13, 2009 - 9:39am
March 9, 2009
Milwaukee County bus system to get one-third of stimulus transportation funds
The Milwaukee County bus system will get about one-third of Wisconsin's $82 million transit dollars under the federal economic stimulus package. County Executive Scott Walker, who's been critical of the stimulus concept, says he'll accept the transit aid. That's because the Milwaukee...
March 9, 2009 - 9:07am
Stimulus school spending won't stop property tax hikes
The federal stimulus package will provide a big boost to Wisconsin's public schools but not enough to keep your property taxes from going up. John Ashley of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards says costs keep rising for employee health insurance, busing and everything else....
March 9, 2009 - 9:00am
March 5, 2009
Pierce County holds stimulus funding meeting
Paul Barkla, Pierce County Board of Supervisors Chair, announced last week a meeting will be held 7 p.m. Monday in the Seyforth Building at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth to discuss economic stimulus funding. Citizens and representatives from the county's six school...
March 5, 2009 - 9:50am
February 23, 2009
Group says Wisconsin could get $9.2 billion in federal dollars
It will be a long time before we really know how much Wisconsin gets from the federal economic stimulus package. Gov. Jim Doyle says state and local governments will receive around $3.5 billion. But that's just part of the total. There are also tax cuts for workers and tax breaks...
February 23, 2009 - 9:00am