• Black River Falls, Wisconsin
    Black River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Deer Capital of Wisconsin
    Deer Capital of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is recognized as one of the premier deer hunting states in the nation as Wisconsin is home to a thriving deer herd and Jackson County has earned the title "Deer Capital of Wisconsin" for it's large deer population and harvest over the years.

  • ATV Trails
    ATV Trails

    Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.

  • Karner Blue Butterfly Festival
    Karner Blue Butterfly Festival

    The Karner Blue Butterfly Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, celebrates the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, which is indigenous to the Black River Falls area. The festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in July.

Upcoming Events

09/29/2014 - 10/03/2014
Brush Pickup

09/29/2014 - 10/03/2014
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Public makes push to keep Black River Falls PD

Public makes push to keep Black River Falls PD

The public is urging city officials to keep the Black River Falls Police Department instead of dissolving it and contracting with Jackson County.

The council fielded a host of community concerns in packed city council chambers last week before opting to keep negotiating with both the sheriff’s department and local BRF police union for law enforcement options.

I don’t want to lose my police department,” said Cathy Taylor, wife of current BRF Police Officer Dean Taylor. nt safety.

I don’t want to cut services … I want my services.

City Administrator Brad Chown has said he believes the city should abolish the current police department and contract with the county to reap a potential $130,000 in budget savings.

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Schools see mixed ACT results

Local school districts saw mixed results on student college entrance exam testing.

Black River Falls students bumped up their average scores in all areas on the ACT from 2012-13 to 2013-14 but still remained below the state average in all content areas. Melrose-Mindoro, on the other hand, saw slight decreases in scores but still remained nearly at or above the state average across the board.

Lincoln High School students’ scores dropped over the same period and were below the 2013-14 state average.

We’re on an upward trend and it goes back to the curriculum alignment work we’ve been doing,” said BRF Superintendent Shelly Severson.

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BRF to maintain recycling pickup

The city of Black River Falls will keep the same method of recycling pickup it has used for the past 22 years.

The council last week unanimously authorized hiring two part-time employees to keep the every-other-week pickup service in lieu of contracting with an outside company.

The city had explored the possibility of contracting with Western Wisconsin-based Modern Disposal for the service, but bids were more than double the approximately $30,000 it annually costs the street department to do the work.

This decision) was the cheapest by far that we’ve found out there,” said Mayor Ron Danielson.

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Read more @ Jackson County Chronicle