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WATCH: Hot dam! Five decades of Dam Days

The 50th Spring Valley Dam Days was special indeed, with an appearance by the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, flyovers by a Vietnam War-era helicopter, the famous Lions Club hamburgers, of course, and capped off by the coronation of Miss Spring Valley after a one-year program hiatus. The 2017-2

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-20 13:50:49

Wells breaks state powerlifting record

Terry Wells has been weightlifting for 30 years, but it wasn't until 2016 that he decided to try competitive lifting. Wells is making up for lost time. In his fourth competition, Wells set a Wisconsin state record by deadlifting 650 pounds. Wells, 47, is a 1988 graduate of New Richmond High School.

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-20 13:44:00

Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads

The River Falls-area man had already been convicted 10 times of impaired driving and was beginning to feel the physical effects from the case of beer he'd put away daily. His last drink came nearly 10 years ago before he pulled away from a rural bar. When he looked down to light a cigarette and look

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 16:06:52

Family Resource Center offers fall groups for St. Croix Valley families

With autumn in the air, many parents have been sending children off to school on the bus each morning. Families with younger children are enjoying new routines as well, with the start of programs like Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley's Play & Learn. Play & Learn groups are available to famili

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 02:33:00

Seniors get involved with School Volunteer Project

School has started once again. That means a group of Wellhaven tenants are ready to cut, count and collect Box Tops, Milk Moola and Family Fresh receipts. Our tenants have been involved with what we call the School Volunteer Project for years now. When our group started, they also dealt with sticky

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving

Metropolitan areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin have seen significant declines in the number of impaired driving offenses, but the rate of drunken driving in rural areas remains high. Minnesota's Dakota, Washington and Hennepin counties saw the steepest reductions in chronically impaired drivers betwe

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 16:07:03

Runners shine at Smiley Invite

That's what River Falls cross country coach Kari DeLuca keeps telling her runners. And they took that to heart Saturday, Sept. 16, at the 60th annual Smiley Invitational at the American Legion Golf Course in Wausau. The Wildcats posted a number of personal best times as the boys finished third in th

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 15:37:05

Hero K9 Grants Multi-threat Vest to St. Croix County Sheriff's Office for K9 Garza

Hero K9 is pleased to announce that an equipment grant has been awarded to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office for their K-9 Garza. A multi-threat vest will be provided to the agency at no cost, thanks to the generosity and support of Flowing Rivers' sponsoring donation of $950. Flowing Rivers, in

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-20 11:41:00

Body discovered along St. Croix River in Hudson

Hudson police opened a death investigation Wednesday after the discovery of a woman's body along the St. Croix River. Police Chief Marty Jensen said the woman was a 74-year-old Hudson resident. Police were attempting to confirm her identity with relatives, he said. The death, he said, does not appea

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 19:30:20

'We never forget': Holocaust survivor speaks at EMS

Ellsworth Middle School students recently had the privilege of meeting Eva Schloss, 88, Holocaust survivor and step sister to Anne Frank. This passionate writer, speaker, and film contributor captivated a group of nearly 400 students and staff in the school's cafeteria on Thursday, Sept. 14. Sharing

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2017-09-20 10:30:00

Petanque courts installed at Wilson Park in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - The days of summer are coming to an end, but if you want to enjoy the warmth we still have, a game you've maybe never heard of is new to Eau Claire and calling your name. It's called, "petanque," which is similar to Bocce Ball. Anne Marie Bittner started Joel's Petanque Club in

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:55:00

Schmitt brings health and wellness to community

Tonya Schmitt of River Falls is looking to make her neighbors healthier and happier with her new business Mindful SOULutions, located inside In Balance Yoga and Fitness Studio at 216 N. Main St. "We can't be happy if we don't have some level of health," Schmitt said. A lifelong learner, Schmitt has

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-19 13:46:00

Wisconsin roundup: Lambeau leap in prices for stadium-area homes; 8 more state news stories

GREEN BAY - An ordinary attractive brick ranch house in Green Bay is on the market for $999,000. It's on Shadow Lane next to Lombardi Avenue with a clear view of Lambeau Field in back. One of three friends who own the house - Nick Cialdella - says they want to test the market after seeing other hom

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 13:23:12

Vinehout to announce whether she's running for governor

MADISON, Wis. - Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is holding a pot luck dinner to announce whether she's running for governor or for re-election. Vinehout announced Monday on Facebook that she will make a "special announcement" in Black River Falls on Sept. 25 to speak about the next election

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 23:00:00

Kinni Corridor talks recreation, tourism, and economics

This talk's theme was recreation, tourism and economics, and featured three speakers, including: Ed Freer, of SEH, the consulting company working on the Kinni Corridor Project. Patrick Seeb, director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency in Rochester, Minn. Bob Kost, of SE

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 15:51:13

Record crowd packs Art on the Kinni

Another record crowd jammed the White Pathway Saturday, Sept. 9 for Art on the Kinni (AOK), River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) president Steve Preisler said. He said some 5,760 people came out to Veterans and Heritage Parks and the White Pathway to enjoy AOK. Earlier in the day, attendance was li

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 15:49:12

School district looks at April referendum

The River Falls School District is planning a referendum for the April election, pending community feedback. The idea, said District Superintendent Jamie Benson, is to do some long-range planning. "These schools belong to our community and this community, as we know, has a long history of supporting

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 15:46:37

Wisconsin roundup: Walker to sign $3B incentive package for Foxconn; 9 more state news stories

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker will sign the $3 billion Foxconn incentive package into law Monday afternoon. He'll hold a ceremony at Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, close to where the nation's first factory for smartphone and TV flat screens is expected to be built. The Taiwanese Foxconn is

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 13:59:53

Back for more and ready to serve

PLUM CITY - Mel Pittman, a Plum City dairy farmer and member of the Republican Party, has announced that he is running for Wisconsin Senate District 31. Pittman is running to bridge the gap between social divisions and to empower citizens to build the best communities for tomorrow's children. His re

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 13:57:46

Mavrx, Inc. takes flight at the New Richmond Airport

Lucian Banitz is the operations manager for Mavrx, Inc., a company that utilizes high resolution aerial photography and satellite imagery to create customized maps and reports. Farmers and other agronomic service providers use that information to better monitor a variety of issues ranging from nitro

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-18 23:00:00