Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
Drivers, if you see orange cones, put down the phones
Roadrunners: Count on it, they will be back
DMV: If you don’t have an ID to vote, start the process now
Wisconsin roundup: Despite more crashes, few seek return to 65 on interstate; Dunn county fatal investigated; eight more state news stories
One more time: Sirens to blare
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
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
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
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Marjorie J. LaDuke, 82,
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
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
Real Estate Showcase
August 9, 2012
Bridge work in Hastings enters key phase
Construction continues and preparations are under way throughout the city in anticipation of a big couple days for the new bridge here. Crews...
August 9, 2012 - 2:24pm
July 27, 2012
Cascade roadwork in River Falls: View from the roundabout
While it won't open until later fall, much of the heavy-duty reconstruction of East Cascade Avenue has already been completed.
July 27, 2012 - 1:19pm
July 12, 2012
Bicycle group pedals for fun, education
A group of bicycling enthusiasts rolls out WeBike River Falls this year after a $2,500 grant gave them a kickstand to lean on as the members...
July 12, 2012 - 9:55am
July 11, 2012
Tractor rides set for July 21 and 28
There will a Farm Technology Commemorate Tractor Ride on Saturday, July 21, starting at 10 a.m., with lineup at 9:30 a.m. Participants will...
July 11, 2012 - 10:37am
May 4, 2012
In the trenches
Work on East Cascade Avenue reconstruction project continued this week despite the story weather. While heavy rain set things back some, the...
May 4, 2012 - 1:19pm
April 25, 2012
Cascade work, dig it
A perforated storm sewer pipe was installed Wednesday morning, April 25, west of Spruce Street on East Cascade Avenue. The perforated pipe allows...
April 25, 2012 - 2:10pm
March 8, 2012
Letter: Hurray for bridge, Ron Kind and for bipartisanship
Growing up in Houlton, complaints about the nearby lift bridge were common in our household since my parents used the bridge each day to go to work. Because of this, I was pleased when the U.S. House passed legislation allowing plans for construction of a new St. Croix River bridge...
March 8, 2012 - 9:28am
January 4, 2012
Man dies after train hits truck
Jefferson County Sheriff's officials said 44-year-old Michael Dragan of Oconomowoc died at the scene of an accident that happened around 4:45 p.m. Dec. 29, when he was going down a private driveway and his pickup truck crossed the train tracks and was hit by Amtrak's Empire Builder. The...
January 4, 2012 - 11:46am
PCHA wants to know about those yellow wheels
Stagecoaches were pulled by a four-horse or six-horse hitch team. These four-wheeled coaches traversed the county on its primitive roads. No...
August 4, 2011 - 3:41pm
July 13, 2011
St. Croix 'Crossing Coalition' raps 'insensible' bridge plan
In a statement issued late Tuesday, members of the Coalition for for the St.
July 13, 2011 - 9:52am
March 18, 2011
Stillwater, Minn. bridge project gaining bi-partisan support
A small group of local residents showed up to cheer a group of politicians who toured the Stillwater, Minn. lift bridge Friday afternoon. "Build...
March 18, 2011 - 4:10pm
St. Croix EDC joins Stillwater bridge coalition
The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) unanimously reaffirmed support late last week for the St. Croix River Crossing project at...
January 18, 2011 - 8:46am
January 8, 2011
County passes Stillwater bridge measure
The St. Croix County board attempted to revive the stalled Stillwater bridge project at its regular meeting Jan. 4. A National Park Service ruling on Oct. 15 effectively stopped any future construction plans. Board Chairman Daryl Standafer said that unless Congress exempts the Stillwater...
January 8, 2011 - 9:00am
December 16, 2010
Letter: Ideology over wisdom
What is it about railroads that turns politicians into ideologues? We had $800,000,000 of our own money, coming back to Wisconsin businesses and workers to build a high speed rail line from Milwaukee to Madison, and beyond. Governor-elect Walker chose to say, "No thanks," to Washington,...
December 16, 2010 - 9:39am
December 10, 2010
Letter: Foolish to snub high-speed trains
It looks like our Governor-elect Scott Walker wants to derail planned development of high-speed passenger train service in our state. Federal funds have already been granted to Wisconsin to fund this project, and I urge our state government to proceed with this great opportunity. Development...
December 10, 2010 - 2:55am