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Police beat: In which it’s wise to be wary of five-inch boot heels, wiser still to refuse shaking hands after what said hand just did
18 arrested at cockfight near Glenwood City
St. Croix Crossing rises
Pierce County EDC spotlights business successes, goals
Interested in social justice? This forum might be for you
crime and courts
Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Gathering at library talks social justice
Eyewitness to the civil rights movement to speak
ReStore visitors enjoy evening of poetry
Parks & Rec board hopes you’ll take a hike on these trails
Weekend Happenings: Jan. 23-25
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 2/5/15 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 2/12/15 Plan Commission Meeting / Public Hearing
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 2/3/15 Town Board Meeting
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Wells Fargo v. William M. McMurdo, Case No. 13-CV-650
TOWN OF MARTELL: 2/10/15 Meeting re: Town Shop
Henry J. Hanson, 65
George E. 'Bud' Beardsley, 59
Marion E. Robey, 74
Gilbert H. Lindabaur, 89
Sylvia V. Benson, 76
Days Gone By: First baby of 1975
Days Gone By: 1985 Kulstad Fire
Days Gone By
Featured letter: Even if not hunting, be aware of the seasons
How the Grinch saved my Christmas spirit
Get Out! Deals
November 23, 2012
State ranks high in unemployment filings
Wisconsin had the nation's 6th-largest increase in the numbers of people filing for unemployment benefits last week. The U.S. Labor Department said Nov. 21 that the Badger State had an increase of 1,674 jobless-benefit applications from the previous week. No reason was given. Nationally,...
November 23, 2012 - 10:48am
November 2, 2012
Utility sends help to east coast
Lineman with the River Falls Municipal Utilities left River Falls Thursday, Nov. 1, to help other power crews restore electricity to the thousands without it in the wake of this week's 'super storm' Sandy, according to a press release the city issued yesterday from RFMU General Manager...
November 2, 2012 - 9:13am
October 19, 2012
Fire chiefs lift burn ban, advise caution
Area fire chiefs determined Friday, Oct. 19, that the last few days of rain has soaked the ground cover enough to lift the burn ban in effect since late August. River Falls Assistant Fire Chief Mike Moody said, "It won't take much sunny weather to make things dry again, so we are...
news / outdoors
October 19, 2012 - 4:14pm
Winter predictions: Warm, dry again
Wisconsinites can expect another warmer-and-drier winter than normal. That's the latest outlook for December through February from the national Climate Prediction Center. An El Nino pattern was developing in the Pacific Ocean, carrying the prospects for a rougher winter in the Upper...
October 19, 2012 - 12:53pm
October 1, 2012
No end in sight: Fire ban stays
It's been almost a month since River Falls and most surrounding towns and cities issued outdoor fire bans. River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson...
accidents / news
October 1, 2012 - 10:28am
September 24, 2012
Weather sirens today at 1 p.m. in River Falls
Please note there will be a test of the outdoor weather sirens at 1 p.m. today. There will be two activations of the siren system.
September 24, 2012 - 9:58am
August 30, 2012
Drought affects cow-patty quantity, quality
Organizers of the annual Wisconsin Cow-Chip Throwing Contest say the summer's drought resulted in a lack of dried cow manure for the contest. They were only able to scrape up about 100 chips but normally need about 300 for the contest. They'll have to dip into a reserve of about...
August 30, 2012 - 11:46am
Outdoor fires now banned in River Falls area
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson says the region is under a Fire Watch Weather Area due to the excessive heat, lack of rain and high winds. Because of these conditions, the city and many surrounding towns have implemented a fire ban immediately. During this period open fires are...
August 30, 2012 - 8:37am
August 27, 2012
River Falls: Get ready for a blast
Another round of storm siren testing will take place today in River Falls. Police Chief Roger Leque says the outdoor sirens will blare at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Leque adds there will be two activations of the citywide siren system. River Falls conducts monthly severe storm siren...
August 27, 2012 - 12:00pm
August 17, 2012
Forecasters predict warmer-than-average winter
Forecasters say it will be another relatively warm winter, with less snow than normal. The forecasting service AccuWeather released its 2012-2013 winter weather outlook Aug. 15. A National Weather Service spokesman in Sullivan says that prediction is basically the same as the one...
August 17, 2012 - 12:35pm
July 20, 2012
Drought's nearby, hasn't hit Pierce County yet
No doubt, it's been hot, but Pierce County has yet to experience the drought-like conditions some other parts of the State of Wisconsin have this growing season. "We've been the garden spot," Pierce Agriculture Agent Greg Andrews said Friday, noting all one has to do by way of visual...
July 20, 2012 - 11:04am
Drought emergency extended statewide
Wisconsin's state-of-emergency for the current drought has been expanded to all 72 counties. Until now, only the southern half of the state was affected, but Governor Scott Walker extended the emergency status yesterday. He told Wisconsin Emergency Management to coordinate the state's...
July 20, 2012 - 10:36am
July 3, 2012
Buckled pavement wreaks havoc
Highway 29 is open again west of Chippewa Falls after the intense heat caused the pavement to buckle and cause dramatic incidents during the first two days of July. An SUV on the road went airborne, and two semi-trucks almost hit each other. On Sunday, the buckling pavement on Hwy....
July 3, 2012 - 4:00pm
Cooling centers listed in Hudson, St. Croix County
County officials warn people to take precautions during these times of high temperatures and humidity. St. Croix County Emergency Support Services has compiled a list of locations for those who may not have air conditioning available to them. Open the attachment for locations and...
July 3, 2012 - 2:10pm
June 19, 2012
Update: River Falls area clobbered by another storm
June is living up to its reputation as the summer stormy season. Early morning Tuesday, June 19, another storm barreled through western Wisconsin,...
June 19, 2012 - 8:52am