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Wis. plow driver spots house on fire, helps owner get to safety

River Falls firefighters were assisted by other area firefighters in putting out a house fire on Highway 65 Saturday morning, Nov. 11. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Moody said flames could be seen coming from windows when firefighters arrived on scene. Photo courtesy River Falls Fire Department.1 / 3
Emergency responders lined one side of the road on Highway 65 Saturday morning, Nov. 11, on the scene of a structure fire. 2 / 3
Smoke could still be seen coming from the building at around 7:50 a.m. Saturday morning. 3 / 3
River Falls and other firefighters and emergency responders were sent to the scene of a structure fire near N7521 Highway 65, in the town of River Falls, Saturday morning, Nov ...
Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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Target store in Hastings to close

The Target in Hastings will be closing in February 2018. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing. The Target store on General Sieben Drive will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure ...
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School Board, referendum on Nov. 7 ballot

The Hastings School District election will take place Nov. 7. Voters will weigh in on a $49.5 million bond measure and an operating levy. They also will fill three four-year ...
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Football season ends in Apple Valley

The Hastings Raiders football team was not able to slow down the Apple Valley Eagles’ high-powered offense nor get much going offensively themselves Saturday, Oct. 28, in Apple Valley. The ...
Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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Crash backs up Highway 61 traffic north of Hastings bridge

A truck rests diagonal over the Highway 61 median north of Hastings after an accident Friday afternoon. Lanes on both sides of Highway 61 are backed up due to the accident. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia
Both the north and south-bound lanes of Highway 61 are partially blocked as of 3:30 p.m. due to a crash. A semi-truck crashed into a median on Highway 61, just ...
Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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Jury deliberates on alleged puppy mill case

Pierce County District Attorney Sean Froelich points to a photograph Oct. 25, 2017, during closing arguments in the jury trial of Stuart West, who is charged with 125 counts related to treatment of dogs in 2016. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
ELLSWORTH — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, in the case of a rural Elmwood man charged with 125 misdemeanor counts related to treatment of Labradors at his Alma ...
Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Body found in Prescott last week

PRESCOTT -- Police said a body recovered last week in Prescott was not the result of foul play. Prescott Interim Police Chief Rob Funk said an employee at Leo’s Landing ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Raider football drops regular season finale to South St. Paul

Senior Joel Stricker stands up the South St. Paul ball carrier in the hole. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Junior running back Alex O'Connor (39) looks to turn the corner with Corbin Leflay (3) leading the way, while John Cole (60) blocks on the backside. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Junior running back Corbin Leflay gets ready to stiff arm a Packers tackler during the Raiders' loss. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
O'Connor and senior T.J. Pottinger (27) bring down a Packers ball carrier in the open field. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4
Almost every time the Hastings offense started to gain some momentum, either a mistake or turnover prevented them from converting the opportunity into points. The result was a 21-7 loss ...
Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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Red Wing woman, teen injured after collision with deer

Two Red Wing residents were injured Wednesday after the vehicle they were in struck a deer in Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said the crash, reported at 5:52 ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Minn. woman remains in serious condition after motorcycle strikes Great Dane

A loose Great Dane running on a Pierce County road led to a weekend motorcycle crash that hospitalized two Minnesota residents. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said Randolph residents Jeffrey ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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