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Spring semester public astronomy talks and observatory viewings set
Pierce County sheriff's blotter:
UWRF BSU to hold 'African Night'
UW-River Falls' Vang receives UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award
County accepts bid on new highway facility bonds
crime and courts
WIAA hockey: Fusion advance, Wildcats ousted
Gymnasts go undefeated in BRC
Powerlifters shine at Elk Mound
WIAA Hockey 2018: Section includes state's top three ranked teams
Wrestling: Cats short to Hudson again
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 2/19/18 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Referendum Forums
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/19/18 Board of Education Meeting
SUMMONS: Westby Credit Union v. Logan Hope-Belflower; Case 18-SC-19
TOWN OF TROY: 3/1/18 Public Hearing- Great Rivers Wireless Cell Tower
Falls Theatre to add second screen
Hudson Physicians is pleased to welcome Amy Antonich, Family Nurse Practitioner
Photos: Chamber celebrates Olympic style
Family Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Koubsky
Randleman of Catalyst Receives PTA Recognition
Place a Business Announcement
Vernon and Lucille Kelly
Pearl Elinor Olson
Margaret "Peggy" Kinney
David William Ruscher Sr.
Carol (Mielke) Bohlool
VOTE JAN 16TH
Vote for Patty Schachtner
Marlin & Carol (Pearson) Krear
From This Perch column: Grading Donald Trump
Letters to the editor: Renewable energy and emergency power
Woodworking column: Talk of the Town: 93 years of the New Yorker
Arts Minded column: Looking for budding artists
Viewpoint: Moving broadband forward for Wisconsin
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October 6, 2017
PHOTOS: Winfield United Innovation Center opens in River Falls
With about 10 times its previous space, the new WinField Innovation Center will continue its agricultural research and development work in a...
October 6, 2017 - 12:20pm
June 20, 2017
River Falls man critically injured in crash
A River Falls man was in critical condition Tuesday, June 20, after an early-morning crash in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office...
June 20, 2017 - 11:16am
May 4, 2017
Darth Vader costume prompts evacuation of Wis. high school on 'Star Wars' day
During the yearly "Star Wars" celebration on May 4 -- affectionately called "May the Fourth Be With You" -- some ardent fans go out in public...
May 4, 2017 - 2:40pm
March 20, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: U.S. Supreme Court arguments begin in St. Croix County land-use case; horses, wolf-dog hybrids seized from northern Wisconsin property; 9 more state news stories
WASHINGTON — A family whose St. Croix County property is under dispute will be in Washington, D.C., Monday morning, hearing their case argued...
March 20, 2017 - 8:29am
March 13, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: New bill would ban state payments for state employee abortions; Walker still 65K short of 2010 job promise; 9 more state news stories
MADISON -- More state government employees in Wisconsin would have to pay for their own abortions as part of a new Republican bill.
March 13, 2017 - 8:58am
February 23, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Vets ask Walker to reverse course on prevailing wage issue; could snowstorm save Birkie?; 7 more state news stories
MADISON — Wisconsin veterans asked Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday to change his mind about eliminating the prevailing wage law for public projects. Last year, lawmakers scaled back the requirement that contractors pay construction workers a minimum wage similar to what union employees...
February 23, 2017 - 8:24am
February 22, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Evers, Holtz advance in state superintendent primary; weather blamed for western Wis. bridge collapse; 8 more state news stories
State public school Superintendent Tony Evers and challenger Lowell Holtz have advanced to the April fourth general election, after easy victories in Tuesday's primary.
February 22, 2017 - 8:41am
December 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite bitter cold, vast majority of schools are open; busiest mailing day of the year begins; and 10 more state news stories
Wisconsin is going through its second straight morning of bitter cold temperatures, but very few schools are closed. A quick check of TV stations around the Badger State shows that many small town districts in south central Wisconsin are opening two hours late Monday morning.
December 19, 2016 - 8:53am
October 14, 2016
UPDATE: New Richmond man being evaluated after five-hour stand-off ends peacefully
A tense situation ended peacefully early Wednesday, Oct. 11, in New Richmond after an hours-long incident involving an armed man. According to a press release issued by New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik just before noon on Wednesday, the New Richmond Police Department received...
October 14, 2016 - 2:32pm
September 18, 2016
Suspect dead, 8 injured after mall stabbings in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 10:52am
August 26, 2016
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A River Falls driver clocked at more than 120 mph was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attempting to flee officers while driving drunk. Nicholas D. Carlson, 35, was arrested at about 11 p.m. after a high-speed pursuit that began on Interstate 94 and continued on to Highway 35 in...
August 26, 2016 - 2:31pm
August 3, 2016
Guilty conscience led to squad-crash confession, charges say
An inattentive driving ticket gave way to felony charges after a man, allegedly overcome by guilt, came forward to tell authorities that his...
August 3, 2016 - 10:39am
June 6, 2016
No GOP foe for Ron Kind; economic slowdown possible; state saw fewer Memorial Day traffic deaths; 11 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- For the first time, no Republican is running against U.S. House Democrat Ron Kind this fall -- and the GOP leader in Kind's western Wisconsin district says he's not surprised. Brian Westrate says the cost of a campaign would have been "astronomical," since Kind has...
June 6, 2016 - 8:20am
May 27, 2016
Major construction shows commitment
Those driving downtown this week may have noticed heavy equipment outside First National Bank of River Falls, 104 E Locust St. After years of...
May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 26, 2016
Court of Appeals throws out gun-toting man's conviction in county
WAUSAU -- Last week a state appeals court threw out a St. Croix County conviction of a man arrested for walking near a Somerset school while carrying a loaded semi-automatic rifle on his back and a loaded handgun on his hip. The District III Court of Appeals ruled that Judge Scott...
May 26, 2016 - 10:42am