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River Falls Journal
St. Bridget’s unique new classroom honors ‘The Story Lady’
River Falls couple, Prescott man injured in separate crashes
Pierce Pepin sponsors local vets on next Freedom Honor Flight
Knotek retires after long dentistry career but will remain active helping people
River Falls names two police chief finalists
crime and courts
Wildcats top EC North for first win
Spartans spoil Wildcat homecoming
Wild Side: Fascinating fluid dynamics on the Big Lake
Chippewa Falls keeps Cats winless
Wildcat volleyball wins BRC opener
Maiden Rock Meander spotlights village’s artistic side on Oct. 17
River Falls area residents asked to support ‘Moola for Milk’
RFMU celebrates Public Power Week
Weekend Happenings: Oct. 2-4
"Rescuing dogs to rescue people" focus of Gallery 120's opening
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/7/15 Meeting - Hydroelectric Project
TOWN OF TROY: 10/9/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/1/15 Land Use Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/5/15 Educational Program Committee Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/5/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
Ruth Hilleren, 91
Noel Falkofske, 79
Arno Birr, 92
Gene Kreibich, 81
Days Gone By: All class reunion: Who will be named king and queen?
Featured Letter to the Editor: River Falls, it’s time to admit that we have a crisis
Days Gone By: Tuesday Club circa 2003, celebrating 125th this year
Featured column: Foreign affairs mastery may be harder than subduing public employees
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...
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...
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....
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...
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