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UW-River Falls' new $63.5 million athletic complex has Division-I look

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls knew it needed to upgrade its athletic facilities way back in 1994. That's when current interim athletics director Crystal Lanning said the first mention of facility improvements was made. But nothing could be done without funding, so the university waited unt

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-21 22:54:21

Wisconsin roundup: Budget vetoes eliminate judicial council, education board; 7 more state news stories

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has eliminated state funds for the advisory Judicial Council, a board that regulates profit making colleges, and a new panel for state prosecutors. Those are some of the 99 vetoes Walker made to the massive two year, $76 billion state budget package that he'll sign into

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 14:41:01

Welcome to Wisconsin: Retired couple's garden greets visitors

After crossing over the Red Wing Bridge following U.S. Highway 63 to enter into Wisconsin, just across from the Woodshed Bar & Grill is a large sign with a faded brown color from the many winters and weather it's endured. The sign welcomes people to Wisconsin, even with a catchy tagline that reads "

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 14:11:24

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

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

Trial set in case of River Falls-area dog slaying

A December trial date was set in the case of a town board member accused of fatally shooting his neighbor's dog. St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Edward Vlack on Sept. 5 scheduled a one-day jury trial for David J. Nelson, the 53-year-old charged with misdemeanor intentional killing of dogs. Nels

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:05:40

RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/28/17 Food Service Advisory Council Meeting

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS Food Service Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. District Office Conference Room 852 E Division Street, River Falls, WI 54022 AGENDA Call to order; manner of public notification of meeting; hearing of visitors or delegations; approve

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 19:12:00

Digi-Key plans to add 1,000 jobs over decade as part of Thief River Falls expansion

Digi-Key Electronics, the electronic-components distributor, broke ground late last week on a $200 million expansion project at its Thief River Falls, Minn., headquarters campus that it says will add "at least" 1,000 new jobs within a decade The 1 million-square-foot expansion is expected to be comp

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 23:56:00

New personal e-alarms can enhance safety, even at UWRF

"I try to stay in groups whenever possible whenever I'm going out at night," she said, adding that River Falls seems relatively safe to her. "There are usually people around who, if I just yelled, would hear me." But what if no one were around who could hear her - or if an attacker prevented her fro

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Answer Man: Eager for the truth about beaver flavoring?

Dear Answer Man, I heard a truly disgusting thing over the weekend. A friend who I won't name -- OK, his name is Mike -- told me that artificial raspberry flavoring and artificial vanilla flavoring is made from the nether glands of beavers. I told him I'd have the Answer Man investigate. I won't inv

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 15:15:00

Colorful weekend headed to Afton

Before the autumn colors coat the St. Croix River Valley, local and regional artists will be adding their own flair this weekend during Afton's annual Art in the Park fair. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Town Square Park, with oth

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

UPDATE: Police release identity of woman found dead in Hudson

Hudson police on Thursday confirmed the identity of a woman whose body was found along the St. Croix River. Police Chief Marty Jensen identified the woman as 74-year-old Hudson resident Carol M. Christoph. The discovery was made at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, by a woman walking her dog at the en

WOODBURY BULLETIN - 2017-09-21 20:12:28

Caturia Smidt to build new facility, crematorium in Hastings

Caturia Smidt Funeral Home will move to a new location in 2018. The funeral home plans to take possession of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3075 Vermillion St., at the end of December in order to begin construction on a new facility. The Knights of Columbus Hall will be torn down in 2018 to make room

HASTINGS STAR GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Cottage Grove watering ban cuts deep into city revenue, water usage

The summer watering ban put city about $220,000 behind on water revenues, but saved over 100 million gallons of water. For 10 weeks, Cottage Grove residents and businesses slashed water usage to comply with the city-wide watering ban. The ban was triggered by decreases in Minnesota Department of Hea


Licensing delays leave Stillwater students without buses

Delays at Minnesota's licensing bureaus left about 600 Stillwater area students waiting up to two hours to get home from school Tuesday. Kristen Hoheisel, executive director of finance and operations for the district, said in a Wednesday email to parents that school officials learned just before the

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-21 21:10:24

Stillwater's Main Street stairs are closed to fix water-drainage issue

"A little piece of heaven," is what Brad Ayers calls the top of the Main Street stairs as he and his brother, Steve, left, make another trip down on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. For the past five months, they have traveled to Stillwater two or three times a week to train on the stairs. (Pioneer Press: J

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-21 01:51:08