Best Independent Bookstores In MinnesotaCelebrate National Read Across America Day on March 2, 2016 by visiting a local independent bookstore.
MDH: Nine People Recovering From Alfalfa Sprout E. Coli OutbreakAt least nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin are recovering from an E. coli outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks alfalfa sprouts produced by "Jack And The Green Sprouts" are to blame.
93-Year-Old River Falls Woman Dies After House FireThe Pierce County Sheriff's Department says a 93-year-old woman has died after a fire destroyed her home near River Falls in western Wisconsin.
State Patrol: Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Officer, Other Driver In St. PaulTwo people, including a police officer, were injured early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a squad car on Highway 280 in St. Paul. The Minnesota State Patrol says a University of Minnesota officer had pulled over a 19-year-old St. Paul woman near University Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.
Video: Employee Finds Deer In River Falls RestaurantPerhaps in a fit of enthusiasm over Tuesday’s unseasonably warm weather, a deer jumped through a window and into a western Wisconsin bar and restaurant.
Working For The Weekend: Oktoberfest, ValleySCARE & MoreIt is a big weekend for Germans! Or anybody who likes to polka, drink beer and eat brats. This weekend is the first weekend of Oktoberfest and there are a couple ways to celebrate.
Playground Built In Honor Of 3 Wisconsin Girls OpensA new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.
Playground In Memory Of 3 Slain Wisconsin Girls Set To OpenA mother has gotten her first up-close look at a playground built in memory of her three young daughters killed by their father in northwestern Wisconsin in 2012. The Leader-Telegram and KSTP-TV report the playground built for Jessica Peterson's daughters Amara, Sophie and Cecilia is set to open Aug. 15 in River Falls.
Toddler Drowns In Backyard Pool Near River FallsA toddler drowned in an above-ground backyard pool Sunday near River Falls, Wisconsin, at the home of family friends.
Appeals Court Upholds Schaffhausen's Conviction In Daughters' DeathAn appeals court says a man who killed his young daughters to hurt his ex-wife was properly convicted.
Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls SistersThe community in Wisconsin's River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters -- Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.
Minnesota Festival Memories: Town N' Country DaySummer weekends are filled with festivals. This Sunday there is a fun one going on to celebrate June Dairy Month in River Falls, Wisconsin.

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