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River Falls Journal
City will test its network of sirens
UPDATE: Missing man found near Woodville
Back with room to spare: Online software firm calls River Falls home
Hudson teen injured in Clifton accident
Statewide gas prices dip; state's poverty numbers steady; Wisconsin farmer creates milk aimed at solving digestion issues; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Fish rally falls one run short
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Former Wildcat Call drafted in 3rd round by White Sox
Former Wildcat Alex Call drafted by White Sox
Wildcat soccer advances to sectional title game
Skyfall: Man goes for the record, has personal motivation
Crime pays, authors speak at River Falls area winery
Longtime NR leaders, Dr. Craig and Tom Doar, pass
Belinda Jensen makes a cloud
So, what's your collection story? Why not share it?
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 7/5/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 7/5/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 144)
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/5/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF MARTELL: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
Bradley Alan Buschette, 48
Coyde Marsh Jr., 77
Patricia Ann Leonard, 74
Preston Orvold, 66
Beverly F. Falteisek, 80
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Featured editorial: No power to the people
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
Real Estate Showcase
June 26, 2013
Second installment of 2012 property tax payments due July 31
Property tax payments for parcels within the City of River Falls are collected by the Treasurer of either Pierce or St. Croix County.
News / government
June 26, 2013 - 8:01am
March 4, 2013
City assessor conducting assessments March 4-15
River Falls' contracted assessor, Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. will be conducting field work within the city March 4-15. Tad Krogstad...
News / government
March 4, 2013 - 12:41pm
January 22, 2010
Web site provides tax reciprocity information
While the Wisconsin-Minnesota Income Tax Reciprocity Agreement has been terminated, a Web site has been developed for both employers and employees...
January 22, 2010 - 9:31am
December 10, 2009
Editorial: Timing bad for any kind of tax hike
The City Council did the right thing last month by putting off a decision on whether to raise the local lodging tax from 5% to 8%. There's no other way to say this: It's just a lousy time for raising taxes, even if they apply to visitors and travelers staying overnight in River Falls....
opinion / government / politics
December 10, 2009 - 8:45am
May 21, 2009
Two state officials refuse to raise taxes to cover shortfall
Two top state officials say they will not raise taxes to cover the state's latest revenue shortfall. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan told mayors and local leaders in Madison Wednesday that people are "struggling enough now." And Administration Secretary Michael Morgan re-affirmed...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
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
February 12, 2009
Economist says now is not the time to raise taxes on business or rich
A leading economist says it's no time to raise business taxes. That's what Barry Asmus of the National Center for Policy Analysis told 750 people in Madison at the annual Business Day sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce group. Asmus said the best way to restore...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Wisconsin's DAs want beer tax to pay for more prosecutors
Wisconsin's prosecutors say they could put more criminals away if adults would pay more for their beer and booze. The District Attorneys' Association announced a resolution on Monday which calls for a "modest" increase in the state's beer and liquor taxes. Last year, state auditors...
December 9, 2008 - 9:00am
November 12, 2008
Doyle won't guarantee no tax hike
November 12, 2008 - 9:00am
October 16, 2008
Candidates clash over corporate tax loopholes and government spending
Tenth State Senate District candidate Alison Page announced her support for a plan to close tax loopholes and invest the money in highway projects...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
Property tax delinquencies up across state
More Wisconsinites are not paying their property taxes on time. Some experts say developers and cash-strapped homeowners are choosing between paying the mortgage or the taxes. By and large, they're choosing the mortgage, with the knowledge that counties must wait three years to...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Communiteis may see property tax increase of just 2 percent this year
It appears that most Wisconsin communities will only be able to raise their property taxes by 2 percent this fall. That's because the economic slow-down has put a clamp on new construction. Under state law, municipalities can only raise their total tax levies by 2 percent, unless...
August 29, 2008 - 9:00am
July 23, 2008
Wisconsin back in Top 10, this time for debt
Wisconsin is once again in the Top 10, but this time it isn't for taxes. Instead it's for the amount of personal income state and local governments must devote to debt payments. According to the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Taxpayer's Alliance, Wisconsin has traditionally...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Walgreens' court decision may mean higher property taxes
If you have a Walgreens in your city, there's a chance you'll pay higher property taxes. That's what municipal lawyers warned Tuesday, after the State Supreme Court settled a tax dispute between the drug store chain and the city of Madison. But the company says the issue involves...
July 9, 2008 - 9:00am
June 19, 2008
Fielder mum on IRS troubles
Prince Fielder says his $409,000 debt to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is a private matter, and he won't talk about it. Wednesday, the Detroit News reported on a lien filed in late 2005 against Fielder's property in Melbourne, Fla. The IRS filed that lien, saying his...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am