Journalist’s resources

This is a non-comprehensive but ever-evolving guide to resources to help journalists cover the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as well as western Wisconsin and the St. Croix River Valley. Suggestions for additions and corrections are welcome and may be directed to Associate Professor Andris Straumanis in the Department of Communication and Media Studies.

County data

County Sales Tax Distribution

Monthly sales tax distributions to all Wisconsin counties, including Pierce and St. Croix, as reported by the state Department of Revenue.

Pierce County Property Tax Information

Search for property tax records in Pierce County.

St. Croix County Property Tax Information

Search for property tax records in St. Croix County.


School DataTool

Compiled by the Wisconsin Policy Forum, the DataTool allows comparison between school districts on factors such as ACT scores and graduation rates.


USGS Current Water Data for Wisconsin

The U.S. Geological Survey provides streamflow data for various rivers around the state. Click here to see information about the Kinnickinnic River near River Falls.


Crash statistics

Information about traffic accidents is tabulated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Data include historic and current reports on fatalities by county.

Traffic counts

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation monitors traffic counts around the state, information that is used in making decisions about road improvements. Continuous counts are available in various locations on the state highway system.

University data

Campus Data Reports

Admissions data, enrollment reports and other information collected by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.