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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
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Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
Agnes Fogerty, 89
Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Paul D. Ritzinger, 62
Catherine E. Farrell, 99
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
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September 28, 2016
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) estimates deer and motor vehicle crashes will be high again this fall when deer activity increases. The deer mating season is just around the corner. Deer become very active and travel across land and busy roadways, like Highway...
September 28, 2016 - 9:39am
September 27, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State clamping down on cellphones in work zones; right to work law upheld;
MADISON -- It will soon be against the law in Wisconsin to talk on a hand-held cellphone while driving through a construction zone. Starting Saturday, those who don't stop chatting when passing orange barrels and highway workers can be given a $40 ticket. The only exception is for...
September 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
September 26, 2016
Drivers, if you see orange cones, put down the phones
A new Wisconsin law takes effect Saturday, Oct. 1, making it illegal to talk on a hand-held mobile device while driving through a work zone. The law is part of Wisconsin’s continued efforts to reduce distracted driving and enhance highway safety. “Holding a phone up to the ear...
September 26, 2016 - 5:04pm
Wisconsin roundup: Despite more crashes, few seek return to 65 on interstate; Dunn county fatal investigated; eight more state news stories
Despite an increase in crashes, it's not likely you'll hear much of an outcry to return to the 65 mph speed limit on Wisconsin's rural Interstates. Accidents, deaths, and injuries are all up by double digit percentages on Wisconsin's interstate freeways during the first year the...
September 26, 2016 - 10:00am
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