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ArtsMinded column: The New Year brings new opportunity
Opportunity calls! Sometimes local and regional arts groups need extra volunteers to keep riding the wave of productivity and strength. The River Falls Community Arts Base has a record of excellent programs planned and executed by dedicated, fun-loving, creative members.
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Ad For Bids- Asphalt Milling
Pierce County Highway Dept. The Pierce County Highway Committee is soliciting bids for Asphalt Milling for the 2019 calendar year. Bid information is available at the Pierce County Highway Department, 621 W. Cairns St., Ellsworth, WI 54011. Bids will be received until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22,
HMS student approached by suspicious person
A Hudson Middle School student was offered a ride by a suspicious person Monday afternoon in the area of Jacobs Lane and Harbor View in the town of Hudson, according to a Hudson School District message to parents.
Minneapolis man charged with sex trafficking, prostitution for 2nd time
A Minneapolis man was charged for the second time with sex trafficking on Monday. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced the filing of sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution charges against Sandy W. Yancy Jr., 35, of Minneapolis.
PIERCE COUNTY AG & EXTENSION EDUCATION: 12/20/18 Meeting Agenda
Pierce County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee Meeting. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, 11:30am -Courthouse Annex, Emergency Operations. Ellsworth. AGENDA: 1. Call to Order; 1a. Establish.
A social entrepreneur named 'Zaney Janey'
One of the gingerbread houses sitting in the River Falls Public Library is covered in symbols representing opposites, brought together on one gingerbread house: From Packers and Vikings to Democrats and Republicans. Its creator, Jane Mannetter, said she hopes it conveys a message of togetherness and
1 dead, 1 severely injured in head-on crash in northwestern Wisconsin
ST. CROIX TOWNSHIP, Wis. (FOX 9) - One driver is dead and another severely injured after a head-on collision in northwestern Wisconsin early Tuesday morning. At 4:34 a.m., Polk County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 35 in St. Croix Township.
Maiden Rock man arrested for strangulation, battery
A 26-year-old Maiden Rock man was arrested for allegedly strangling and beating a woman on Nov. 28, according to a criminal complaint. Dylan M. Berner pleaded innocent to felony burglary-commit battery on a person, felony strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and property damage charges
Large Structure Fire Reported In Woodbury
WOODBURY, Minn. (WCCO) — A large structure fire was reported in Woodbury Monday afternoon. The Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch reportedly requested assistance from neighboring fire departments to fight the flames.
Letters to the editor: Republican actions are 'despicable'; We deserve a leader with values
On Dec. 4 the Republican legislators of Wisconsin voted to limit the powers of the incoming governor and the incoming attorney general. This is in stark contrast to the well publicized hand written note by George H.W. Bush to the then incoming President Clinton, stating that he was in support of his
Winston to the rescue: HOPE provides crisis response animals for healing
On a chilly fall night, Winston, a small, 3-year old miniature dachshund laid comfortably while. wrapped in a brown blanket in his home. It's not something many would assume at first glance, but Winston's got himself an impressive rep; he's done professional modeling, he knows a staggering amount of
City clerk to serve as interim treasurer
The city of River Falls recently appointed City Clerk Amy White as interim treasurer for the city. Approved at the Nov. 27 City Council meeting, the appointment comes in the wake of former Treasurer Susan Langer's resignation. She left, said Assistant City Administrator Julie Bergstrom, to pursue an
Union workers at northern Wisconsin manufacturer on strike
ASHLAND, Wis. - Union workers at a northern Wisconsin manufacturer are on strike. About 200 workers went on strike Sunday at C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Co. in Ashland in a dispute over wages, benefits and pension contributions.
After 28-year-old found unresponsive in New Brighton, police arrest man on suspicion of murder
Police arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a New Brighton apartment last week. Officers responded to an apartment at 721 First Ave. NW on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on a report of a 28-year-old woman who was not breathing, said Tony Paetznick, New Brighton di
Community Ed catalog on its way
The new River Falls Community Education 2019 Winter catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon. It is filled with classes, trips and events. Those interested can check out a class like "Skillet and Cast Iron Cooking," "Clear the Clutter," "Keep the Joy" and the "American Red Cross Babysitting Training c
'I want nothing more than to get my granddaughter back home': loved ones of missing Wisconsin girl hold onto hope
Loved ones and friends of 13-year-old Jayme Closs released balloons at a weekend vigil and reaffirmed their pledge to find her alive, marking two months since police believe she was abducted from her Wisconsin home where they found her parents shot to death.
The Unsuspecting Wisconsin Truck Stop Where You Can Pull Over And Have An Amazing Meal
Highway 29 passes right through the middle of the state, heading out of Green Bay and up through Wausau before crossing I-94 and ending up near River Falls. It’s a pretty major cross-state highway and as you head west out of Wausau, you’ll come across the little town of Curtiss. Next time you’re pas
Ellsworth police: Fight breaks glasses; Sticky fingers
Police were called to W. Kinne St. at 3:19 a.m. Dec. 5 for a fight in progress and a male attempting to get into a house. One man responded to the house prior to calling police and confronted another man at Grant and Kinne streets. The second man hit the first, breaking his glasses. The first man re
Gallery: Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase 2018
The next round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in!. Please don't forget to send us your photos if you haven't yet! Send them to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name of the hunter, age (if a child), town of residence, area where deer was harvested (general vicinit
Court adjourned for Hudson's Gherty
Mark Gherty had set his sights on becoming a teacher. Though his father was a leading legal mind in St. Croix County at the time, the younger Gherty had plans outside the courtroom.