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April 17, 2018
Possible Prescott K-9 discussed at City Council meeting
April 17, 2018 - 11:32am
Gov. Scott Walker issued a pledge to reporters Monday that he won't leave office during his third term to take a position in President Donald Trump's administration. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Walker pledges not to leave Wis. for Trump administration; more state news stories
April 17, 2018 - 9:25am
April 16, 2018
Wisconsin roundup: Activists hold weekend pro-gun rally at state Capitol; more state news stories
April 16, 2018 - 8:48am
April 15, 2018
Ginny Yingling, a hydrogeologist with the Minnesota Department of Health, talked to Doreen and Gary Deutsch at a April 3 public meeting at Park High School. The state will spend $700 million in 3M settlement funds to clean up contaminated water. The Deutsches get their water from a private well at their home which is about a mile from a former 3M disposal site in Woodbury. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
State to residents: 3M cleanup cash will flow to their faucets first, fish second
April 15, 2018 - 7:50pm
The Kinnickinnic River has been added to a list of endangered rivers by the American Rivers organization. It joins others including the Mississippi River. File photo
Kinni listed as 'endangered' by American Rivers
April 15, 2018 - 7:49am
April 13, 2018
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is defending a free trip to London that he took with lobbyists and a group of lawmakers from other states.
Wisconsin roundup: Assembly speaker was on free London trip that has FBI’s interest; more state news stories
April 13, 2018 - 8:48am
April 12, 2018
Resident requests animal ordinance review
April 12, 2018 - 2:49pm
Forecasters say more snow is in store for western Wisconsin beginning Friday afternoon and running into Saturday. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. in snowstorm’s crosshairs, farmers brace for aftermath; more state news stories
April 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell (left) began Wednesday's recount for the District 13 election by introducing the six officials that would be conducting the recount and explaining how the recount would work. Campbell is assisted by First Deputy County Clerk Amy Hanson (right). Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia
Rollercoaster recount ends with Sherley on top
April 12, 2018 - 9:41am
Turningpoint Executive Director Alena Taylor said the program is a joint effort between Turningpoint, North Hudson police department, and the St. Croix County Sheriff's department who will all work with End Abuse Wisconsin to be properly trained in the program. Sara Tischauser / RiverTown Multimedia
New program to assist domestic violence victims
April 12, 2018 - 9:03am
April 11, 2018
Gae Magnafici
Magnafici kicks off campaign for 28th District
April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, announced Wednesday that he will retire and not seek re-election in the fall. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: House Speaker Ryan won’t seek re-election; more state news stories
April 11, 2018 - 11:52am
Progress on Pierce County dispatch center continues
April 11, 2018 - 11:45am
April 10, 2018
Discussing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are, from left, Mexican Consul Gerardo Guerrero, Commissioner Shawntera Hardy of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Canadian Consul General Paul Connors. Their Tuesday, April 10, 2018, appearance came in front of a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce audience. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Mexico, Canada, Minnesota officials agree trade is important
April 10, 2018 - 4:37pm
Gov. Scott Walker, joined by Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, and Dick's Fresh Market founder Dick Rinehart, spoke to community members on hand for a bill signing at the store. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Walker touts welfare reform package in River Falls
April 10, 2018 - 4:03pm