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WisDOT to hold public meeting for Highway 29 improvements Wednesday at RFHS

RIVER FALLS -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss multiple improvements to WIS 29 between South Junction County Highway QQ ...

‘A whole new ballgame’ awaits Wis. lawmakers after lame-duck session

Lawmakers return to the Wisconsin Capitol in January for the 2019 legislative session. File photo
Support for legislation that took powers away from Wisconsin’s incoming governor and attorney general last week was generally split along party lines. Lawmakers representing St. Croix and Pierce counties were ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Wisconsin roundup: Evers hits the road, seeks input on state budget; more state news stories

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers, shown here in a November campaign stop in Hudson, begins what he is calling the "Building the People's Budget" tour Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers begins what he is calling the "Building the People's Budget" tour Tuesday in Green Bay. Evers says he is asking for public input on how he ...

Boys Basketball: Wildcats top Raiders

River Fall's Liam Dougherty (15) boxes out Hudson's Charlie Neuenschwander in the second half of the Wildcat's 64-52 victory over the Raiders Friday night, Dec. 7, In Hudson. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
There's always a buzz when River Falls and Hudson play each other, and that buzz was even louder Friday night, Dec. 7, when the Raiders hosted the Wildcats in their ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Wrestling: Wildcats post first win over Hudson in 12 years

River Falls' Tyler Haydon watches the final seconds tick off the clock in the final bout at 152 pounds in the Wildcat wrestling team's match against Hudson Thursday night, Dec. 6, in River Falls. Haydon lost a 6-5 decision to Hudson's Peter Hansen but it gave the Wildcats enough cushion to defeat Hudson, 37-34, for the first time in 12 years. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
River Falls wrestling coach Kevin Black needed just one word to describe the Wildcat's 37-34 victory over Hudson Thursday night, Dec. 6. “Huge,” he said.
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Boys Hockey: Wildcats blanked by Hudson

Wildcat goalie Jake Miller makes one of his 45 saves in the Cat's 5-0 loss to Hudson Thursday night, Dec. 6, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
The River Falls hockey team faced an ornery Hudson squad that was coming off back-to-back losses Thursday night, Dec. 6, and the defending state champion Raiders took out their frustrations ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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Wisconsin roundup: Student brings 2 unloaded guns to Durand middle-high school; more state news stories

Investigators with the Durand Police Department say a student in the Durand-Arkansaw School District apparently didn't intend to cause harm when he brought two guns to school. Another student told ...

Infant ibuprofen recalled over potency concern

A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall on an infant ibuprofen product distributed to Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar retail stores. The product was found ...

Wisconsin roundup: Evers to make personal appeal for Walker to veto lame-duck bills; more state news stories

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, left, and Gov. Scott Walker. File photos
Wisconsin's governor-elect says he will make a personal appeal to outgoing Gov. Scott Walker to veto legislation passed this week. The Republican Legislature passed several measures to weaken the powers ...

Boys Basketball: Second half woes doom Wildcats

River Falls' senior Adam Feyereisen (5) hits a scoop shot just before halftime to give the Wildcats a 30-28 lead against Eau Claire North Tuesday night, Dec. 4, in River Falls. The lead would be the last for the Wildcats as the Huskies outscored them 34-9 in the second half to take a 62-39 win. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia
You know things are going bad for your basketball team when the student section starts chanting, “Let's play football!” That's what happened at the Cat's Den in River Falls Tuesday ...
Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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