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Kind: Walker ‘almost rooting’ for failure of Obamacare

During a listening session in River Falls Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Ron Kind had harsh words for Wisconsin’s governor, calling Scott Walker’s failure to embrace portions of Obamacare “fiscal malpractice.”

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Couple finds their llamas a labor of love

Nancy and Leroy Johnson could be raising goats. That’s what they intended, but in the last three years they’ve accumulated 10 ½ llamas and not one goat.

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Police officers tell of finding children’s bodies

Two of the officers first on the scene the day the children were killed were among those who testified Thursday afternoon in the Aaron Schaffhausen trial.

Ex-wife tells of troubled life with Schaffhausen

Her ex-husband was depressed when she met him, and throughout their 12-year relationship, the only constant was his obsession with video games, testified Jessica Schaffhausen in St. Croix County Court Wednesday.

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Tax reciprocity deal still unresolved

While a key issue was settled, Wisconsin commuters hoping for a break from the cost and inconvenience of filing income tax returns at home and in Minnesota shouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief yet.

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March 1, 2013: Velure sentenced to prison for shooting friend

A 27-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting another young man in a River Falls apartment nearly two years ago was sentenced this morning to three years in prison followed by five years extended supervision.

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Free monthly meal promises hearty soups, good company

As the cooks for the Third Tuesday Soup Supper see it, if they’re fixing food, they might as well make a big batch and invite the neighbors.

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Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget work

Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal, introduced last week, drew hearty praise from local Republican lawmakers and ire from this area’s lone Democratic legislator.

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Four experts will examine Schaffhausen

In a brief hearing this morning, St. Croix County Judge Howard Cameron ruled that the prosecution may have two mental health experts examine the man accused of killing his three daughters in River Falls last summer.

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Frac sand company re-submits application for Glenwood mine

A Texas-based company that withdrew its application for a frac sand mine in St. Croix County last summer is again asking for a special exception permit to open a mine.

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Second thoughts: You did it! Holiday program succeeds

The Sharing Families Program works year after year because of generosity. While that includes giving money, it is mostly generosity of time, concern and spirit.

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