Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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The man accused of slashing and badly wounding another man with a knife outside a downtown River Falls bar around 2 a.m. Sunday, July 27, has been charged by the...
One man, the passenger, was seriously hurt, while the other claimed the driver had mysteriously disappeared. Police were sent to the River Falls Area Hospital emergency room to assist the...
River Falls firefighters were sent to a house fire at 83 170th St., town of Pleasant Valley, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5. The homeowner, James S. Freeman, called the...
A slow but steady national economic recovery has overturned political talking points once mired in gloomy, negative budget outlooks. The National Association of State Budget Officers projects that almost all...
First National Bank of River Falls was targeted in a phishing scam Sunday. President and CEO Jeff Johnson said local police have been informed and that there’s been “no data...
A sheriff's sale auction for the Schaffhausen house in River Falls where three young girls were killed more than a year ago by their father drew not one bidder Aug. 13 at the St. Croix County Government Center in Hudson. That means the property is retained by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union of St. Paul, which held the original mortgage for the property at 2790 Morningside Ave. Affinity Plus set the opening auction bid at $189,261.
St. Croix County will host a County Parks Open House Day Sunday, June 2, for all park visitors. The Open House Day offers free vehicle admission for all visitors into the county's three staffed parks - Glen Hills Park, Troy Beach and Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake. (Additional fees for camping, boat or canoe rentals, and group shelter rentals still apply.) Parks Operations Manager Dave Larson encourages area residents to discover and explore these St. Croix County parks.
Travelers of Hwy. 35N just outside of River Falls experienced a 15-minute road-closure mid-morning Wednesday, May 15, as crews from Xcel Energy strung new electrical cables as part of construction for the new interchange at Radio Road. Major earth-moving on the project began Tuesday, May 14, with two bulldozers stripping topsoil along the future Paulson Road right-of-way extension. Meanwhile, other crews were busy relocating phone and gas utilities. Three troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted with the temporary road closure.
The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Katie L. Anderson, 20, River Falls, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign while pulling out from Radio Road. Police radio communications indicated that Fisher was conscious but had a broken leg, and that he was taken by River Falls Ambulance to Regions Hospital in St.
HUDSON - The trial to determine the sanity of Aaron Schaffhausen in the murder of his three daughters in River Falls last July could be in the hands of the jury by Tuesday, April 16. At the end of Friday afternoon's testimony, prosecutor Gary Freyberg said he had only one witness left -- a medical doctor who will address Schaffhausen's mental condition. The trial resumes at 9 a.m. Monday in the St.