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River Falls library kicks off Civil War events
River Falls Public Library has a full schedule of events planned in February, starting with a reception and the opening of its Civil War exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Kicking off at the same time as the exhibit is "River Falls Reads 'The Killer Angels.'" The program will include...
February 1, 2013 - 5:00pm
January 28, 2013
Former River Falls man faces incest charge
ELLSWORTH -- A former River Falls man was charged Jan. 14 in Pierce County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault of a child and incest, crimes allegedly committed in River Falls. Brian J. Dufrene, 47, formerly of River Falls and now of Oakdale, Minn., will make his first...
crime and courts/News
January 28, 2013 - 6:37pm
Truck hits bank
A pick-up truck ran into White Rock Bank in Bellechester at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 22, Goodhue County Sherriff's Office reported. The area that the pick-up hit had structural damage to the wall and a broken window.
January 28, 2013 - 6:35pm
January 25, 2013
Jury rejects damages for teen assaulted by teacher
ELLSWORTH -- A Pierce County jury deliberated less than four hours last week before deciding to award no damages to a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a female substitute teacher when the boy was 13. In July 2008, Ann Knopf, now 44, Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to second-degree...
crime and courts/News
January 25, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 24, 2013
Lawmakers respond to State of State
Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments and promised to "double down" on efforts to improve Wisconsin's job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Jan. 15. While Republican lawmakers who represent Pierce and St.
January 24, 2013 - 7:00pm
Be aware of radon risks
It can't be seen, it can't be smelled and it regularly poses significant health risks to people who don't realize it's lingering around them. It's...
January 24, 2013 - 2:38pm
Pierce County experiencing flu outbreak
Since Jan. 18, at least nine people in Pierce County have been hospitalized with confirmed influenza, compared with only one person at this time last season. One Wisconsin child has died as a result of influenza so far this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
January 24, 2013 - 4:46am
January 23, 2013
Notebook: Johnson leads Minnesota Auctioneers
The familiar voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves will lead the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association this year. Rod Johnson of Cannon Falls...
January 23, 2013 - 9:00pm
January 20, 2013
Offices close to observe holiday
The License Center will be open and Hiawathaland Transit will offer service on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Pierce County offices also are open. The following local government agencies and related businesses will be closed in observance of the holiday: Goodhue County...
January 20, 2013 - 9:00am
January 19, 2013
English Lutheran plans youth event
The youth group from English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, will hold a pizza lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sunday Jan. 20 for anyone interested in sponsoring the 2013 mission trip. For more information, call Deanna Traynor at 715-821-5357.
January 19, 2013 - 5:00am
Parish nurse to offer health services
The parish nurse at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, will be available from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday Jan. 20 in the downstairs front entrance. Through this ministry people may have blood pressure and heart rate checks as well as receive health information.
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
Federal court upholds Wisconsin union law
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a controversial Wisconsin law that limits public workers' collective bargaining rights. The law is constitutional, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined. That overturned a lower court's ruling from last fall that the law was unconstitutional...
crime and courts/News/politics
January 18, 2013 - 5:32pm
January 11, 2013
Hager Telecom acquired by BEVCOMM
As of Jan. 1, Hager Telecom customers will see their bills coming from a different company. The telephone and Internet provider was acquired by Blue Earth, Minn., based BEVCOMM at the beginning of the year. Hager Telecom manager Rick Keane said that customers won't see any changes...
January 11, 2013 - 8:00am
January 10, 2013
Snowball's Bar under new management
ELLSWORTH -- Six decades after being assumed by one family, the management of Snowball's Bar passed to another generation -- and added another...
January 10, 2013 - 1:09pm
January 5, 2013
One killed in Pierce County crash
A River Falls woman was killed Tuesday morning when her vehicle hit another vehicle head-on in Ellsworth Township, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported. Katherine R. Kennedy, 25, was northbound on State Highway 65 when she lost control of her Buick LeSabre while going...
January 5, 2013 - 9:00am