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.
River Falls Man Dead After Driving Into TreeA 53-year-old River Falls, Wisconsin, man is dead after driving into a tree near Ellsworth.
Body Found In River Believed To Be Missing Wis. Student The search for a missing college student in western Wisconsin appears to be over. Police in River Falls, Wisconsin, said Monday that they found a body believed to be 20-year-old Robert Sontag.
Memorial Playground For Murdered Sisters Reaches Fundraising GoalA memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.
2 Accused Of Planning To Kill Officer, Harm JudgeA convicted felon and his wife are accused of conspiring to kill a River Falls police officer and threatening to harm a St. Croix County judge. Police and sheriff's deputies arrested Kelly Kloss earlier this month at his River Falls home. He had been a fugitive from Marathon County for 10 months where he was jailed on nine drunken driving violations.
Anonymous Threat Prompts Extra Law Enforcement At UW-River FallsUniversity of Wisconsin-River Falls police say there's an increased law enforcement presence on campus following an anonymous threat. A campus safety alert says the written communication stated "Beware the Ides of October, the time is night and the bullets will fly."