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‘Green day’ on the Kinni for Montessori students
Finance Committee OKs $8 million for Willow River dam
No bus needed for this field trip
End of an era for River Falls public safety
DNR: Eagle killed in St. Croix County was shot
crime and courts
Wild Side: Delicious fungus among us
New running club for young girls is looking for helpers
Wildcats clinch first ever BRC baseball title
Hudson boys, River Falls girls win BRC track titles
Wildside: Catching crafty crappies
Fun with Ole and Lena
Weekend Happenings May 29-31
2015 Pierce County Fair: Be an open-class exhibitor
Help those in Nepal by checking out this garage sale
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/4/15 Land Use Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/1/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 6/4/15 Board of Review Notice
TOWN OF CLIFTON: Noxious Weeds Notice
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 2015-16 Liquor License Renewals
David A. Bohatta, 65
C. Les Gaylord, 87
Virginia Rodli, 101
Louellyn Wilma Reiss Nestingen
Florence Soares, 97
Days Gone By: Cigar Factory in River Falls
Featured syndicated column: Public tax dollars that go to pay for vouchers brings outcry
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
Get Out! Deals
August 26, 2011
No charges filed in Supreme Court quarrel
State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said he always knew he'd be cleared of allegations that he choked fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in June. Special prosecutor Patricia Barrett said Thursday that the facts of the case do not support the filing of criminal charges.
August 26, 2011 - 9:59am
April 6, 2011
State Election News: All votes in: Kloppenburg leads unoffcially by 204 votes; recount is next
Votes from the final precinct in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court race have been counted, and JoAnne Kloppenburg finishes with an unofficial lead of 204 votes over incumbent justice David Prosser. The last precinct to be counted was the Town of Lake Mills in Jefferson County. Problems...
crime and courts / news / politics
April 6, 2011 - 1:11pm
February 16, 2011
Madison schools are closed today after teachers called in sick
Schools in Madison are closed today, after 40-percent of teachers' union members called in sick by late last night. They're protesting Governor Scott Walker's proposed cutbacks for public unions. Madison Teachers Incorporated has 26-hundred members, and director John Matthews is...
news / education
February 16, 2011 - 9:06am
August 19, 2009
Janesville loses Parker Pen jobs to Mexico
Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, they do. The reeling Janesville economy suffers yet another blow with the announcement of the closing of the Parker Pen factory. It's official name is the Sanford Corp., but Parker Pen has been a major employer in the Wisconsin...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
May 4, 2009
UW's top flu researcher studies H1N1 virus
University of Wisconsin-Madison's top flu researcher is studying the H1N1 flu virus, digging for weaknesses a vaccine can attack. The Centers for Disease Control gave Yoshihiro Kawaoka a sample of the virus last week. He's now analyzing its genetic make-up, comparing it to other...
May 4, 2009 - 9:51am
Rock County will have state's first special court for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder
In about two months, Rock County will become the first in Wisconsin to have a special court for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. And the state public defender's office says at least three other counties are considering the same thing. Typically, a veterans'...
May 4, 2009 - 9:47am
Wisconsin conservatives mourn the death of Jack Kemp
Wisconsin conservatives are mourning the death of Jack Kemp, the former NFL quarterback who became a congressman and Bob Dole's 1996 running mate. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, said Kemp recruited him to work at the Empower America think tank in 1993. Ryan said Kemp brought "unparalleled...
May 4, 2009 - 9:33am
State has 66 probable cases of Influenza A, formerly called swine flul
Wisconsin has 66 probable cases of what the World Health Organization now calls Influenza A. And that does not include over two-thirds of the 54 suspected cases in Milwaukee listed by health officials there. The number of confirmed H1N1 cases in the Badger State remained at three...
May 4, 2009 - 9:27am
Republicans give Walker early endorsement for governor's post
Wisconsin Republicans went home from their state convention in La Crosse Sunday with an unofficial early endorsement of Scott Walker for governor. Of the 423 delegates answering a straw poll from wispolitics.com, 93 percent gave Walker the nod over former Racine congressman Mark...
May 4, 2009 - 9:16am
May 1, 2009
Doyle declares public health emergency
Gov. Jim Doyle has declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin. The state now has five probable cases of swine flu, after two more cropped up Thursday in Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties. Doyle told the state's public health agency to do what's necessary to respond. Stockpiles...
May 1, 2009 - 9:00am
April 30, 2009
New unemployment benefits claims up 76 percent
New claims for Wisconsin's unemployment benefits are up 76 percent so far this year. More than 417,000 initial applications were filed from Jan. 1t through last week. That's 180,000 more than the same period a year ago. About 2,400 new claims were filed last week alone in Milwaukee...
April 30, 2009 - 9:09am
Wisconsin has three probable cases of swine flu
Wisconsin now has three probable cases of swine flu - two in Milwaukee and one in Adams County. Four Milwaukee schools have been closed indefinitely after one adult and one child got sick. The two are not related, and officials could not say if they had contact with each other....
April 30, 2009 - 9:04am
Pork producers want us to call swine flu something else
Don't call it swine flu. That's what the Wisconsin Pork Producers are asking us. The strain has pig, poultry and human elements but it's only being spread by people, and there's no evidence of the strain in any U.S. pigs. Tammy Vaasenn, the operations director for the state's...
April 30, 2009 - 9:00am
Milwaukee's Danny Gokey makes the Top 4 on American Idol
Wisconsin's first American Idol finalist has made the Top 4. Danny Gokey of Milwaukee was the first to be told he was safe during last night's results show on Fox. He sang the Frank Sinatra classic "Come Rain or Come Shine" on Tuesday's show, which featured songs from the Rat...
April 30, 2009 - 9:00am
Pay discrimination bill advances to governor's desk
The pay gap between men and women is getting wider in Wisconsin. According to the state Women's Council, females get 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. That's according to the latest available data from 2007. And the gap is 1 cent bigger than what the Council reported a year...
April 30, 2009 - 9:00am