Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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RIVER FALLS — Paul Barkla, former Pierce County Board chairman for six years, died Saturday at his River Falls home following a bout with cancer. He was 83. Barkla resigned his board seat in January 2012, three months before his term would have expired. He cited exhaustion and deteriorating health for his inability to continue. Barkla was first elected in April 2004, according to Pierce County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm. Barkla served on and led numerous committees including the powerful Finance & Personnel.
SPRING VALLEY — A Hazelton, Iowa woman died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Friday shortly after the Ford Taurus she was driving crossed the Hwy. 63 centerline near Martell...
RIVER FALLS — Dr. Eugene R. Jonas — a country doctor who treated every patient like a personal friend and juggled house calls between duties as a father, firefighter and...
HAGER CITY -- A Rochester, Minn., woman was transported to a Red Wing hospital with undisclosed injuries late Sunday night after the car in which was a passenger was struck by another that had lost control on pavement made slick by mayflies, Pierce sheriff's deputies reported Monday. Cynthia L. Pauly, 51, was transported by Red Wing Fire Dept. ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Wing following the 10:25 p.m. crash on Hwy. 63 near the Eisenhower bridge, between the Back Channel and Red Wing. Deputy Andrew Thoms said in a press release that Theresa L.
A 30-year-old man from Hager City was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with undetermined injuries late Tuesday afternoon after his pickup truck left 290th Avenue near Diamond Bluff and struck a tree. Tanner Thornton was the driver of a truck traveling eastbound on 290th Avenue, just east of 970th Street when the vehicle swerved off the south side of the road.
The name of the person who died Sunday evening in Hager City was released Thursday by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities say a Maiden Rock woman may have suffered a medical issue while driving mid-afternoon Saturday, causing her car to leave a town of Union road and come to rest in a hay field. Shanna Vogel, 44, was airlifted from Ellsworth to St.
A Maiden Rock man was listed in fair condition Monday morning at Regions Hospital in St.
The first day of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in River Falls came and went seamlessly, save for some long traffic backups and early anxiety by hundreds of volunteers, trying to make good impressions. State troopers, deputies and local police were out in force by 6 a.m., shepherding motorists and shuttle buses. At 9:30 a.m. traffic on westbound Hwy. 29 was stop-and-go from the show grounds all the way into River Falls - about two miles - but the bottleneck cleared quickly. The show grounds remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 8 a.m.