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Aggressive bears reported in St. Croix County

The incident, which occurred May 13, involved a turkey hunter at Betterly Waterfowl Production Area, where he was approached by a yearling bear that came within 10 feet. The hunter first tried scaring the bear off by yelling at it — and then noticed a second, larger bear nearby.

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-05-23 14:37:09

Woman Who Pleaded Guilty To Hanging Child At Day Care To Be Sentenced

Nataliia Karia, 43, pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder. Wednesday’s sentencing comes about a year and a half since the incident, which was not limited to just what happened at her day care.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-05-23 07:15:58

CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 5/29/18 Revolving Loan Committee Meeting

Foster Conference Room, City Hall, 222 Lewis Street,

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 12:15:00

2010 story: Fatal crash claims River Falls man, two others c...

Andrew J. Lindberg, 24, exact address unknown, died at scene, three miles south of River Falls.Lindberg was the driver of a 1998 Plymouth Neon that crossed the centerline and struck a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Gretchen J. Lange, 44, of Ellsworth.Both Lange and a Lindberg's wife, Kimberly, were

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-05-22 15:42:03

Minneapolis high school employee critically injured in attack

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PIONEER PRESS - 2018-05-23 14:30:50

No regrets: Ellsworth senior looks back on her career shortly...

ELLSWORTH — Sophia Cole almost didn't graduate from the Ellsworth School District.Back during her freshman year, Cole had decided to attend River Falls High School, where she played soccer, making the varsity team during that time.Since Ellsworth doesn't offer soccer, Cole had to make a lofty decisi

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2018-05-23 15:02:10

Charges: Hudson soccer coach sent graphic SnapChat to studen...

St. Croix County prosecutors on Friday charged 23-year-old Hudson resident Benjamin J. Schrock with causing a child to view sexual activity and exposing a child to harmful material. He was ordered to post a $2,500 cash bond at his initial court appearance.Bond conditions require Schrock to be fitted

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-05-22 19:58:25

UPDATE: Thirty cows lost in Baldwin barn fire

Firefighters and ambulance personnel were on the scene of a barn and silo fire at 2467 90th Ave., Baldwin Friday, May 18. No people were injured as of the firefighters' initial arrival, though it was estimated 25 cows were lost in the fire. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-05-23 14:45:18

CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- Directional Boring 2018-2020

The City of River Falls will receive sealed bids at the City Clerk's office at City Hall until 10:00 AM on Monday, June 4, 2018, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Foster Conference Room of City Hall, located at 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, Wisconsin for "Directional

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 12:15:00

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill opens

Rick and April Kershaw recently purchased Pokegama Inn, renaming it Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill. The couple moved to Chetek from Cottage Grove, Minn.

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-05-23 12:29:00

Woman escapes after kidnapping, attempted rape in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (KMSP)- Police are hoping surveillance video will help them locate a suspect that kidnaped a woman from an ALDI's grocery store parking lot in Brooklyn Park, drove her to another location and attempted to rape her May 12, according to a release.

FOX9.COM - 2018-05-22 20:44:00

Angler's 6-foot catch breaks Minnesota's sturgeon record

The state keeps records based on length for the catch and release of muskellunge, northern pike, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish. Records for fish that are caught and kept are based on weight.

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-05-22 16:42:29

Fish hook a winner in opener

Former Wildcat Jaxin Larson (33) celebrates with teammates Matt Doornink, left, and Sam Keran after earning a four-inning save in his River Falls Fighting Fish debut in the Fish's 2-1 win over the Forest Lake Brewers in the season opener Saturday, May 12, at First National Bank of River Falls Field.

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 14:08:14

Large Baldwin barn fire draws multiple agencies

“They got out as many as they could,” said St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson on the scene at 2467 90th Ave., Baldwin. “We estimate 25 were left in there we couldn’t get to.”A neighbor confirmed she called 911 about 4 p.m. when she saw smoke.Knudson said no injuries were reported at the time of


Minneapolis boy with special needs allegedly left on bus for nearly entire school day

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The parents of a boy with special needs are speaking out after he was allegedly left on his bus, hours after he should have been dropped off at school in north Minneapolis. "I'm angry," said LaSandra Parker, the boy's mother. "I am in disbelief. I'm sad for my son. I am scared."


Pierce County Sheriff's blotter

An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle driven by Trevor J. Holst, Hager City, for multiple violations at 1:13 a.m. May 7 in Hager City. Holst attempted to flee the officer and crashed and fled on foot. He was arrested for knowingly fleeing an officer and operating without a valid license.


Ellsworth police: Roof ruckus; Trespassing

A resident called police at 7:47 p.m. May 7 for a trespassing incident that occurred about 5:30 p.m. When the resident arrived home at 328 S. Maple St., there was a female in the house who appeared lost and confused. The service door from the garage had been left unlocked. There was no damage, force


Red Wing woman injured in car rollover in Wisconsin

According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office in Ellsworth, Wis., police were notified of the crash at 12:14 a.m. Friday. The accident occurred on Highway 35 just east of 570th Street in Isabelle, Wis.


Cottage Grove police reports: Thefts, vandalism, suspicious ...

An employee at White Pines, 6950 East Point Douglas Road, reported $300 stolen from her purse sometime during her shift May 6.A juvenile male reported two other juvenile males punching him and stealing his skateboard near Park High School, 8040 80th St., May 6. Loss: $100.Holiday, 8610 East Point Do


Minneapolis Man Gets 10 Years In Oakdale Man’s Overdose Death

Rodney Williams Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday in the case. He had been charged with third-degree murder in the Sept. 16, 2014 incident.