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River Falls Journal
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'
arts and entertainment
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
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Brenda P. Hindman, 56
Anna D. Husfloen, 101
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Real Estate Showcase
September 13, 2016
Pierce County Sheriff's Blotter: Cyclist vanishes into a chili feed; butt shaker identified; ginseng hunter warned
A deputy on patrol Saturday, Sept. 10, watched a motorcycle do a burnout at W8945 Highway 10 in Ellsworth. The motorcycle tipped over during...
News/crime and courts
September 13, 2016 - 1:01pm
August 31, 2016
Parking permit enforcement to begin
The city's residential parking law starts again Sept. 1 and runs through May 31 for Zones A and B and the Grotenhuis Addition. These zones (all within the vicinity of UW-River Falls) will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Zone C's...
August 31, 2016 - 12:02pm
August 16, 2016
Police Beat: Injured motorcyclist flees; friend covers for him
A 24-year-old motorcyclist tipped over, skidded and crashed against a curb near the intersection of Greenwood Valley Drive and Kimberly Circle...
News/crime and courts
August 16, 2016 - 8:28am
July 25, 2016
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
When a personal tragedy strikes, one of the most important details for loved ones to figure out is how to best honor the individual whose life was cut short. That is what a Pierce County family set out to do after Prescott High School junior Tyler James Orpen, a 16-year-old from River...
July 25, 2016 - 5:00am
July 23, 2016
Glover residents ask: Why the need for speed on their road?
Few people seem to drive the speed limit on Glover Road in the town of Troy. Those who do tend to be people who live nearby. This observation was made by residents showing up at the July 14 Troy Town Board meeting. They expressed safety concerns. The road has seen a traffic increase...
July 23, 2016 - 6:00am
July 8, 2016
Authorities: Malfunction caused bus on I-94 to display 'call police' message
A metro bus headed eastbound on Interstate 94 created a false alarm during Friday's morning rush hour. The bus was seen displaying “call police” on its overhead display, prompting two Washington County sheriff's deputies to respond. The bus was pulled over at 7:42 a.m. just east...
July 8, 2016 - 9:53am
June 30, 2016
Holiday driving to be construction-free; $21M in business tax breaks handed out to 11 people; cheese heist reported -- again; eight more state news stories
MADISON -- Most of the major highway projects in Wisconsin are being put on hold at noon Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says peak travel times are expected to be from noon to 8 p.m. both Friday and Monday. DOT officials...
June 30, 2016 - 11:39am
April 28, 2016
Mock crash makes real impact
River Falls High School SOS (Students Offering Support) students organized a mock car crash, with the help of River Falls emergency responders,...
April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
I-94 bridge work to affect St. Croix traffic with overnight lane closings
Work to replace the 200th Street Bridge over I-94 in St. Croix County will result in overnight lane closures from Monday to Friday, May 2-6....
April 28, 2016 - 10:11am
April 1, 2016
Flashers at Cascade and Spruce keep malfunctioning
The city of River Falls is experiencing problems with the pedestrian warning flashers on Cascade Avenue at Spruce Street that are causing the...
April 1, 2016 - 10:27am
March 25, 2016
The Salt of River Falls: City’s formula has the right stuff
River Falls street crews have been recognized with a Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting award for using road salt in an effective, environmentally...
March 25, 2016 - 4:07pm
March 3, 2016
Fatal crash reported on Hwy. 35/65; fund for family set up
A New Richmond man was the victim in a fatal car accident Monday morning, Feb. 29. Deputy Police Chief Jon Aubart identified him as 19-year...
March 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
December 17, 2015
Highway intersection fix: What will it take? New lighting, turn lanes?
A westbound no-passing zone has been extended and 45 mph advisory speed limits posted but town of River Falls resident Cyndi Cashman believes...
December 17, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
River Falls man accused of crashing into cop in St. Paul
Minnesota authorities said a River Falls man was driving drunk when the vehicle he was operating slammed into a police squad in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State Patrol said Chad D. Anderson, 34, was the driving a Ford Fusion at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, when it crashed into...
News/crime and courts
December 16, 2015 - 4:42pm
November 18, 2015
Accident slows Wednesday afternoon traffic
Emergency vehicle lights lit up the rainy afternoon Wednesday, Nov. 18, on a portion of the Hwy. 35/65 bypass. River Falls EMS and River Falls...
November 18, 2015 - 4:24pm