THE NEW FORTY As soon as the temps warm up...
A few weeks ago when I noted that gas was down to $2.99 a gallon, I was a little excited at the prospect. I realize that being excited that gas is down to $2.99 is a sad statement about how far remove... Posted on 2/7/13 at 9:51 PM
JIMMY JABBER Plane, pilot go missing near Duluth
Searchers are looking for a missing pilot and plane near Duluth.
The Civil Air Patrol says the plane described as a white twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo with red and blue striping with one person... Posted on 6/11/12 at 7:10 AM
ROVING REPORTER Combi Culture: The Chaotic World of Lima Public Transit
Among the world's major cities, Lima is a rarity: It's a metropolis the size of Chicago with no real public transportation system to speak of. That means no public trams, subways or buses in a place w... Posted on 10/7/11 at 12:39 PM
NEW PLATEAUS A Little China Choo Choo
China train travel. Hmm, whats that like? Well, that depends on where you are. From Zhuhai to Guangzhouone city in Guangdong province to anotherthe train is brand new and the ride pristine.
Else... Posted on 8/5/11 at 11:31 AM
Journal readers last week noticed the front-page story detailing the March 1 two-car crash involving retired teacher and council member Dave Cronk on Hwy. 35N and Radio Road. Cronk was crossing the highway from Radio Road when he collided with a River Falls woman driving south on the highway.
Cronk was cited for failing to yield, but the crash is another reminder that Hwy. 35 is undergoing a much-needed transformation toward freeway status. What that means is, eventually, direct access to the highway from roads with stop signs — like Radio — will be history.
Council member Tom Caflisch gave high marks at the council meeting Tuesday night to a group of UW-River Falls students who, as part of a no-action agenda item, produced a detailed study about the River Falls Shared Ride Taxi Service.
The St. Croix Valley Rail Group, formerly known as the Hudson-River Falls Area Rail Group, hosts a free presentation 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the first-floor meeting room at the public library, 140 Union St.
Although the Minnesota Gateway Corridor project has decided to stop at Hudson and not go all the way into St. Croix County for now, St. Croix County had decided not to let the issue of alternative commuter transportation options get pushed off the table.
While it won’t open until later fall, much of the heavy-duty reconstruction of East Cascade Avenue has already been completed. Occasionally you’ll find a few strollers on the university side of Cascade or a bicyclist -- like the one shown in the accompanying picture -- who crosses the campus and the roundabout at Sixth Avenue while pedaling east Friday morning, July 27.
Work on East Cascade Avenue reconstruction project continued this week despite the story weather. While heavy rain set things back some, the project remains ahead of schedule, according to River Falls City Engineer Reid Wronski. The picture above shows construction of a Steam Tunnel between South and North Halls. The $500,000 University Project has been planned for years and was coordinated with and included in the Cascade Avenue Project to save cost and lessen disruption.
A perforated storm sewer pipe was installed Wednesday morning, April 25, west of Spruce Street on East Cascade Avenue. The perforated pipe allows storm water runoff to infiltrate into the underlying soils, filtering and cooling the runoff while recharging the groundwater flows that sustain the Kinnickinnic River. Work to rebuild and redesign East Cascade and upgrade utilities has entered a third week. The project should be mostly done by early November.
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