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Stabbing reported in Hudson
Wisconsin roundup: Walker again threatens veto of entire state budget; 10 more state news stories
DNR enacts no-wake zone on St. Croix River
'Click It or Ticket' campaign underway
Police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing, Islamic State claims responsibility for attack
crime and courts
Softball swept by Hudson
UWRF hands out Falcon Awards
Wildcats sweep BRC pole vault titles
Skogen BRC Player of Year
Saints barnstorm into River Falls
Pierce County Fair most admired senior citizen
Spring cleaning means charity work for Martell man
Ponds can be adopted, too
Garage Sale Map Hunter
A beautiful day to celebrate Grace
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TOWN OF TROY: Ad For Bids- Glover Road Reconstruction
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids - Lake George Trail Improvements
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 6/2/17 Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/25/17 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: 6/1/17 Plan Commission Meeting
James Michael "Mike" Elliott, 53
Patricia Jo Larsen, 62
Farrah May Hillman
Dorothy Johansson, 95
Vernon J. Kelly, 91
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Library Notes: Gearing up for a busy summer
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
Woodworking: Who wants to stand up to eat a steak?
Viewpoint: Stop fleecing Wisconsin taxpayers
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October 7, 2016
Hurricane Matthew closing in on Florida
ORLANDO, Fla.—Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas...
October 7, 2016 - 9:30am
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
One more time: Sirens to blare
The last siren test of the 2016 season will occur in River Falls at 1 p.m . Monday, Sept. 26. River Falls Police Chief Gordie Young said the testing of the city's Early Weather Warning siren program will resume again in March 2017. The city's network of sirens are activated to alert...
September 26, 2016 - 10:00am
September 23, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
VIROQUA -- A second person has died from the heavy floods in the southwest two thirds of Wisconsin. Vernon County sheriff's deputies say 79-year-old Joseph Menne of rural Viroqua was pulling a trailer with his pickup truck, and got stuck in 6 feet of water that filled up his driving...
September 23, 2016 - 12:40pm
September 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Heavy rain brings mudslides, floods; White House race tightens in state; eight more state news stories
Flood warnings and watches continue Thursday for southwest Wisconsin and the state's midsection. More than 60 roads are closed in Clark County, and there are numerous mudslides and highway washouts in about the southwest quarter of the Badger State. Lake Wissota in Chippewa County...
September 22, 2016 - 9:44am
September 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Flash flood warnings, watches in effect; DOT proposes voter-only IDs; eight more state news stories
Wisconsin was hit with another round of heavy thunderstorms overnight, with more forecast for Wednesday. Up to 2 inches of rain fell north of La Crosse, prompting a flash flood warning until 8:30 a.m. in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties. The National Weather Service has flash flood...
September 21, 2016 - 10:17am
September 16, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker takes no stance on investigation into John Doe leaks; aid sought for western Wis. flood damage; nine more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker says he has no opinion on whether the state should investigate leaks of secret John Doe testimony alleging pay to play against Republicans. Walker held four news conferences around the state Thursday to promote a new transportation budget. And he was quizzed about...
September 16, 2016 - 9:40am
September 8, 2016
Speaker: Climate change linked to homeowner insurance rates
The River Falls Municipal Utilities and its POWERful Choices program will host a presentation Thursday noon, Sept. 15, at City Hall, 222 Lewis St., called “The Impact of Climate Change on Homeowners and Property Insurance.” For this presentation, lunch will be provided for those...
September 8, 2016 - 10:57am
August 11, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Another soaking in store for western Wisconsin; opposition emerges to Walker road funding; eight more state news stories
Flash flood watches are in effect for much of the western half of Wisconsin through early Friday, and some places could get up to five inches of rain -- on top of several inches that already fell on parts of St. Croix County. The National Weather Service says a moist airmass will...
August 11, 2016 - 9:14am
July 28, 2016
Featured photo: Storm
A heavy rainstorm hit River Falls Wednesday, July 27. Brian Klawitter shared some photos of the storm, taken from Radio Road, just east of the...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 28, 2016 - 9:18am
July 26, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
DOWNSVILLE -- For the second day in a row, a person has drowned on the Red Cedar River in western Wisconsin. Dunn County deputies were called late Monday afternoon to the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn. Officials say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the...
July 26, 2016 - 8:51am
July 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
PHILADELPHIA -- Wisconsin Democrats will cast a split vote for president at their party's convention in Philadelphia this week. But by the time it's all over, they expect to be more unified behind Hillary Clinton than Republicans were in giving Donald Trump his send off last week....
July 25, 2016 - 9:18am
Get ready for another round of sirens
River Falls will hold its monthly Early Weather Warning Siren Test at 1 p.m. (today) Monday, July 25. A steady tone alert will blare for three minutes. Downtown at the fire hall, the siren tone is two minutes. Outdoor sirens are activated to warn of the approach of severe storms and...
July 25, 2016 - 8:43am
July 22, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
CLEVELAND – Gov. Scott Walker says it would have been good for Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as he accepted the Republican nomination...
July 22, 2016 - 8:43am
July 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
Wisconsin will feel even more heat and humidity Thursday -- which may be hard to believe, considering it was 98 Wednesday in the far northwest, and Milwaukee reached 90 by noon. To make things worse, more than 18,000 electric customers were sweating through power outages as of 6...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am