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  1. Dams and mining put three regional rivers on endangered listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Star Tribune

    Two of Minnesota's most cherished rivers and one in western Wisconsin were listed among the 10 most endangered rivers in the country Tuesday by a national conservation group hoping to draw attention to their plight. American Rivers named the Mississippi River gorge one of the most endangered as part of its new campaign to restore the river's natural flow and rapids through the Twin Cities by removing the Ford Dam and Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam under the Interstate 35W bridge.


  2. Wisconsin researchers aim to help cranberry industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Cranberries are so entrenched in Wisconsin that there are significant research efforts under way in the state to support the industry. Last year, the Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation, founded in 1999, purchased about 155 acres of land near Black River Falls in Jackson County to create a $1.5 million cranberry research station supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


  3. Northeast metro briefs: Family still searching for missing Ramsey manRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Hardly a day passes without Andrea Aistrop making a plea on social media about her missing father, who disappeared nearly four months ago. Family members and police remain on the lookout for tips about the whereabouts of David Dahl, who went missing Nov. 14 near the 7600 block of 181st Avenue NW.


  4. A new Currents: Cliff Jacobson, camping and paddling guruRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Cliff Jacobson, a retired environmental science teacher from River Falls, Wis., is a prolific writer, paddler and camper. When he's not taking grand trips like a recent outing on the Rio Grande straddling Texas and Mexico, he's presenting on such topics.


  5. Decisions begin flowing in Kinnickinnic River dam debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Star Tribune

    More than two dozen people took their turn at the podium last week in River Falls, Wis., to debate the future of the Kinnickinnic River and the fate of two century-old hydroelectric dams. In the end, the city's Utility Advisory Board voted to re-license the upper Junction Falls dam and eventually remove the lower Powell Falls dam.


  6. The Progressive Minneapolis Boat Show underway ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Gallery: Vince Zachman talked with Brady Peterson, seated, of 66 Marine North about the flags above them as he completed the paperwork to purchase a pontoon boat Thursday afternoon at the Minneapolis Boat Show. Gallery: Carolyn Yeager of River Falls, WI sat on a bench near a sign at the high-end Cruisers Yachts display that could have been in any entryway in Minnesota this time of year.


  7. Allina restricts hospital visitors during flu seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Allina Health is restricting visitors at its 12 Twin Cities hospitals and its eye institute to protect patients and staff from influenza. Seasonal flu is now widespread throughout Minnesota, state health officials said in a weekly flu update Thursday, with the number of cases rising sharply for the second consecutive week.


  8. Former Wisconsin prosecutor gets jail time in sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A former Jackson County district attorney accused of posting bonds for women and paying for their drugs in exchange for sexual favors has been sentenced to 25 days in jail. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports that 64-year-old James C. Ritland was sentenced Wednesday.


  9. Prosecutors clear deputy in fatal shooting in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Jackson County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a man in October. Authorities say Wathke was responding to a call about a domestic incident and tried to pull over 27-year-old Lucas DeFord.


  10. Wisconsin voters to fill 3 open seats in LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Nearly a dozen candidates are looking to fill three vacant seats in the Wisconsin Legislature over the next few months. Nomination papers were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, but 10 candidates had already registered to run as of Tuesday morning.


  11. Patrol: Repeat DUI offender is high, rams 3 cars outside Wis. casino with child alongRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A driver with a long history of driving under the influence went on a bumper-car rampage outside a Wisconsin casino while high and a 3-year-old along for the rough ride, authorities said. Tari L. Pettibone, 50, of Black River Falls, Wis., was arrested Saturday night after "smashing into' into three vehicles outside the Ho-Chunk Casino in the Wisconsin Dells vacation region.


  12. Deputy, suspect identified in fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice says Deputy Justin Wathke was responding to a call about a possible restraining order violation and disorderly conduct and tried to pull over 27-year-old Lucas DeFord.


  13. Black River Falls man dies in officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera says it happened early Saturday when a deputy went to investigate a call about disorderly conduct and a possible restraining order violation. Waldera tells WEAU-TV a car chase ensued after the deputy arrived.


  14. Land O'Lakes opens $10 million innovation center in WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Land O'Lakes Inc. has opened a new $10 million innovation center in River Falls, Wis., that includes a pair of special wind tunnels and other advanced systems to help bring products to market more quickly. The center will be run by WinField United, the crop products and consulting division of the Arden Hills-based cooperative.


  15. Democrat Vinehout to announce run for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Star Tribune

    An email sent from one of her supporters urging attendance at her campaign kickoff event in Black River Falls spilled the news Friday. Vinehout joins six other declared Democratic candidates who are vying for a chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next year's election.


  16. Vinehout to announce whether she's running for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is holding a pot luck dinner to announce whether she's running for governor or for re-election. Vinehout announced Monday on Facebook that she will make a "special announcement" in Black River Falls on Sept.


  17. Chip implants are here. Is that a good thing?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Tony Danna, a vice president at Three Square Market of River Falls, Wis., had a microchip placed in his left hand. Imagine walking into the bank and not wracking your brain for your ATM pin code.


  18. For Wenonah Canoe founder, inspiration started earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Mike Cichanowski designed and built his first fiberglass canoe more than 50 years ago. He was just a high school kid.


  19. Obituary: Bruce Larson had quirky alter ego as 'Kaiser of Frogtown'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Bruce Larson spent half his life tromping around St. Paul dressed as a 19th century European ruler, complete with medals, a spiked helmet and bushy mutton chops. But friends say Larson's larger-than-life public persona - he was widely known as the "Kaiser of Frogtown" - belied a private person who enjoyed long dinners with close friends as much as living as an anachronistic character.


  20. Wisconsin employees lining up for implantable microchipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A sales director for Three Square Market said microchip implants for employees - already done in Sweden - "is going to be the next big thing." At first blush, it sounds like the talk of a conspiracy theorist: a company implanting microchips under employees' skin.


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