River Falls Journal Newsroom
Few April 1 spring elections have a showdown as dramatic as the mayoral race in River Falls between current first-term mayor Dan Toland and his predecessor, the man Toland beat...
The severe storm warning siren system in River Falls will sound at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24. The siren test will be done each month through September. These are designed to test the effectiveness of the city’s network of sirens. The sirens are also activated at the approach of dangerous storms, including tornadoes.
BALDWIN – State Assemblyman John Murtha said Monday, March 24, he will seek another term in office.. Murtha, a Republican from the 29th district, represents the eastern edge of the River Falls area in St.
A grassroots group called “Friends of the Kinni” is urging local citizens to attend a federal re-licensing hearing Monday, March 24, at City Hall on the two 70-year old dams in River Falls. The hearing will take public comments starting at 5:30 p.m. A River Falls Utility Advisory meeting will follow. “We want people to realize that this re-licensing process, one that comes along rarely, every 30 years, is a perfect time for the community to come together and assess whether it is still appropriate to
The River Falls High School boys’ powerlifting team placed third at the Division II Wisconsin High School Powerlifting State Meet in Osceola March 8-9 and several team members qualified to compete at the USA Powerlifting National Championships March 28-30 in Killeen, Texas. Mark Miller had the highest individual finish for River Falls, placing second in the 132-pound weight class by lifting a total of 1,000 pounds, while Brian Miller placed fourth in the 123-pound class with a total of 810 pounds. Other top ten places went to Riley Tschumper, sixth in the 123-pound class with a total of 800
Brianna Breiland, Karleigh Wolkerstorfer, Brook Story and Dani Sibley had a goal apiece and Ashley Kuechle made 15 saves as the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team defeated Lake Forest College, 4-1, in a NCAA Division III National Quarterfinal game last Saturday at Hunt Arena. The fourth-ranked Falcons, now 22-4-3 on the season, will face second-ranked Norwich, Vt. (26-3-0) in a national semifinal this Friday, March 21, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Host Plattsburgh will take on St.
The American Cancer Society will host “Team up against cancer,” this year’s sports-themed Relay for Life be Friday, March 28, to Saturday, March 29, at River Falls High School. Teams of 15 people will camp out at the high school and take turns walking around the track. The Relay will Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. It offers local residents the chance to participate in the fight against cancer. The opening ceremonies will start at 6 p.m. Friday.
Third best. That was St. Croix’s unemployment rate among Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Pierce County was right behind. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced preliminary January unemployment rates for the state. At 5.1%, St. Croix County’s rate is the third lowest in the state. St. Croix’s rate for January is higher than December’s final rate of 4.2% and November’s rate of 3.7%. One year ago, St.
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the Blanch Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. UWRF Dance Theatre has been around for more than 30 years and is a modern dance company that brings an artistic dance program to students who love to dance.
The upcoming Wisconsin Girls High School Basketball tournament will be telecast for Comcast subscribers in western Wisconsin. For those in River Falls, Hudson, North Hudson and town of Troy, that is Channel 6. In Prescott, it’s Channel 16. Here are the scheduled telecast times for the games: Thursday, March 20: Start 1:30 p.m.-end 5 p.m. Start 6:30 p.m.-end 10 p.m. Friday, March 21 : Start 9 a.m.-end 12:30 p.m. Start 1:30 p.m.-end 5 p.m. Start 6:30 p.m.-end 10 p.m. Saturday,