Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
Updated at 6 a.m.: Schools closed Monday, Jan. 22
River Falls Police: Disorderly man puts holes in the walls
River Falls man to serve on Farm Service Agency state committee
Flynn says he'll get 'aggressive' in governor's bid
Wisconsin roundup: Walker calls special session to pass welfare reform; more state news stories
crime and courts
New club 'angling' to give students outdoors fun
Cichy readying for NFL draft
Swimmers split BRC tri-dual
Winter wonders: Wildcats win home invite
Boys hockey: Wildcats drop three straight
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
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/23/18 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/22/18 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/25/18 Food Service Council Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/15/18 Special Meeting re: Referendum Resolutions
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Town Caucus
River Point Family Acupuncture Celebrates Completion of Doctorate Program
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Wisconsin State Fair seeking Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home applicants
FSA county elections results are in
Jean Lundgren joins Keller Williams
Place a Business Announcement
Bruce Jon Fleming
Pamela McKenzie Wahl
Kenneth Irving Moore
Agnes Magdalene Timm
Jeannine L. Poulin
Sarah Nigbor column: The circle of life
Letters to the editor: I want to be a doctor; Going back in the Scriptures
Greg Peters column: The 'feyer' of desire
Woodworking column: They don't write obits like this, anymore
Column: Wellhaven is partnering with Adoray
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
November 7, 2017
Hudson man charged with child porn possession
A North Hudson Pepper Fest board member stepped down from his post the day he was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. St. Croix County prosecutors on Tuesday, Nov. 7, charged 33-year-old Ryan N. Copeland with four felony counts of child porn possession. The Hudson...
November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 9, 2016
Glenwood City man charged with possessing child porn
Child pornography charges were handed down this week against a Glenwood City man accused of soliciting underage sex elsewhere in Wisconsin. Joseph...
March 9, 2016 - 8:29am
September 18, 2009
State agency gives $25,000 to child care provider allegedly overpaid in Wisconsin Shares program
State officials have been trying to get back $103,000 overpaid to a Milwaukee child care provider in the Wisconsin Shares program. But the same agency gave Latasha Jackson another $25,000 check this week. According to the Journal Sentinel, the money was for child care Jackson provided...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
April 29, 2009
Child care delivery vans now need alarms
State lawmakers gave their final approval Tuesday to making child care delivery vans have alarms, so drivers don't leave any kids behind. The Assembly OK'd the mandate 99-0, after the Senate passed it on a voice vote. It now goes to Gov. Jim Doyle, who's expected to sign it. Milwaukee...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
April 17, 2009
RF man faces battery, abuse charges
The Pierce County district attorney filed a criminal complaint Tuesday against Anthony Parnell Seifert, 1457 Wildcat Court, #107, for misdemeanor...
April 17, 2009 - 9:56am
April 16, 2009
Child care center enforcements up 50 percent from 2007
State officials are keeping a closer eye on child care centers. The state's Bureau of Early Childcare made more than 1,200 enforcement actions last year. That's up 50 percent from 2007, even though the number of day-care centers remained about the same. Those actions ranged from...
April 16, 2009 - 9:49am
April 13, 2009
More divorced Wisconsinites are using unemployment benefits to pay their child support
Divorced Wisconsinites are not exempt from the recession and more of them are using unemployment benefits to pay their child support. State officials said almost $18 million in child support came through jobless pay in the first three months of this year. That's more than twice...
April 13, 2009 - 9:00am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
Group says Wisconsin doing well in preventing child homelessness
Wisconsin is the nation's seventh-best state in preventing child homelessness. That's according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. It says that in 2006, one of every 50 American youngsters was homeless at some point in their lives and more than 1.5 million kids went...
March 10, 2009 - 9:00am
March 2, 2009
6-year-old OK after spending night outside in child care van
Milwaukee Police say a 6-year-old boy is OK, after spending all night in a child-care center's van parked outside in the cold. Officials said the boy and two of his siblings were dropped off at their home Friday afternoon. Their mother was not home. Another person made the sure...
March 2, 2009 - 9:02am
February 12, 2009
More workers, swipe cards part of Doyle plan to fight abuse in child care program
Gov. Jim Doyle has announced part of his plan to reform Wisconsin Shares, the state-funded child care program for the working poor. On Wednesday, Doyle asked legislators to require that parents use electronic swipe cards whenever their kids go in and out of daycare centers. Also,...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
More child porn charges filed against former Racine mayor
Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was charged Tuesday with two additional counts of possessing child pornography. And he stood mute in court while a judge entered pleas to those charges and six others. Becker, 51, was arrested Jan. 13, when he allegedly tried to meet a 14-year-old...
February 11, 2009 - 9:00am
January 27, 2009
Governor and others express need to reform child-care assistance program
Officials from the governor on down are expressing the need to reform Wisconsin's child-care assistance program. And they're also blaming each other for the fraud and abuse the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel uncovered over the past two days. Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, said she...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Four sisters rake in more than $500,000 through loophole in welfare law
In Racine, four sisters take care of each other's 17 children, and you're paying for it. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the four are in-home child care providers under the Wisconsin Shares program.
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Father and son charged with child pornography
A River Falls father and son were both in Pierce County Circuit Court Friday facing one count of child pornography. Allen and Adrian Clausen, ages 45 and 17, 471 Jefferson St., if found guilty face a maximum penalty of $100,000 dollars and 25 years in prison. No court appearances...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am