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Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. man killed in lawn-mowing accident; 8 more state news stories
Minnesota State Patrol finishes 3rd in calendar contest; Wisconsin misses the cut
Pierce County sheriff's blotter
Retired UWRF prof's writing evolved into book
crime and courts
Four aces at RFGC
Two Falcons earn USTFCCA honors
Wildcats edged on last second field goal
Something special here: Forde drawn back to RF to teach, coach
Fish wrap: Season ends at the hands of Sparta
John Doar History Trail celebration kicks off Thursday
It’s not too late to save SV Health and Rehab Center
Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby results
Les Izmoore to perform Aug. 24 in Hudson
Area students perform at Shell Lake Arts Center
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/17 Hearing re: Amend Cracked Barrel Winery Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: For Sale by Bid - Abandoned Vehicles
TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/5/17 Hearing re: Rezone Request
PROBATE ORDER: Janine M. Ringdahl Estate; Case No. 17PR43
Yvonne Meents, 86
John Dusek, 72
Patrick D. Baumgartner, 74
Lucille M. Strom, 93
Roger E. Miner, Sr., 78
Letters: Twitter is NOT the platform; Water protection needs to be revisited
Woodworking: Pork! The other white meat
Viewpoint: Thank you, Wisconsin, for the beautiful gift
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
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October 26, 2016
UPDATE: Freeway crash involved Hudson motorist, semi, third vehicle
The interstate crash that snarled traffic for hours Wednesday in Hudson involved three vehicles including a semi-trailer, according to new information...
October 26, 2016 - 2:48pm
October 21, 2016
UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
A fatal crash just north of Glover Road closed a portion of the northbound lane of Highway 35 Friday afternoon, Oct. 21. River Falls emergency...
October 21, 2016 - 4:39pm
October 19, 2016
'Medical emergency' sends driver careening
Traffic on Main Street River Falls was snarled before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, by a southbound driver who lost control and crashed into a light...
October 19, 2016 - 12:10pm
October 5, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Analysts say Sanders' Wisconsin visit seeks young Clinton voters; group renews voter ID legal battle; 8 more state news stories
Bernie Sanders excited lots of young voters in Wisconsin when he ran for president, and Democrats hope he'll do the same on Wednesday for Hillary Clinton. Sanders will campaign for his former primary rival in Madison and Green Bay. Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt says Clinton is...
October 5, 2016 - 8:39am
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