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Borgschatz promoted to chief deputy in St. Croix County
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New Richmond woman charged with arson after Wednesday apartment fire
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Suspected drugs, guns, $80K seized in Somerset-area raid
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Something special here: Forde drawn back to RF to teach, coach
Fish wrap: Season ends at the hands of Sparta
Cats ready for some football
Different waters: Fish seek stability in playoffs
Woodbury ninja goes to nationals
Pepper Fest schedule rounding into form
Take a stagecoach for El Paso Days
New Richmond family helping trauma victims in Iraq
Triad reunites again to support food shelf
Children's author to have book signing in Hudson
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TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/21/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 8/22/17 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/21/17 Planning Commission Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/21/17 Regular Board Meeting
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Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
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'Loving us' pow wow encourages recovery
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Viewpoint: Talk is all health care at the art fair
"My father-in-law is losing his health insurance," Pam told me. She stopped to chat as we perused the booths at the Stockholm Art Fair. Stockholm, population 66, has one of the best art fairs in western Wisconsin. Judging by the license plates, the fair is high on the list for Minnesotans...
July 18, 2017 - 9:18am
July 13, 2017
Letters to the editor
Concerned constituent feels she deserved better in court TO THE EDITOR During a recent court appearance in front of (Pierce County Court) Commissioner Gavic, it quickly became apparent to not only me and my lawyer, but to the witnesses as well, that he prefers to perform victim blaming,...
July 13, 2017 - 10:44am
July 12, 2017
Woodworking: Behind the names of Hollywood
Have you ever noticed when perusing the TV guide how many weird names have been hung on many of our modern-day actors? "Benedict Cumberbatch." How's that for a matinee idol moniker? But that's it for the new Brit who dominates historical drama on BBC productions. Or Renee Zellweger?...
July 12, 2017 - 1:48pm
July 10, 2017
Viewpoint: Seeking solutions for state road budget
A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. "Can't you just increase the gas tax?" he asked me. "I'm here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads." He smiled, then said, "Hi, my name is Steve. I'm a Republican. I just don't think it's conservative...
July 10, 2017 - 4:35pm
July 7, 2017
Arts Minded: Dedicate your artwork to freedom and dignity
Another Independence Day has come and gone. It gets me thinking about Democracy—a cornerstone of the most creative and compassionate design...
July 7, 2017 - 6:00am
July 5, 2017
Editorial: Tragedy has a way of opening our eyes
Isn't it a shame that sometimes it takes a tragedy to open our eyes? The tornado that left a swath of destruction in its wake through the towns...
July 5, 2017 - 8:00am
July 4, 2017
Woodworking: The Better Than Nothing Dirt Band.
River Falls is lacking in several amenities that you might expect in a town and college of its size. So I've done my share of debating. What's lacking? For starters.
July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
June 29, 2017
Woodworking: Learning to talk 'Wisconsin'
Last week, I told Journal readers about how I taught my beautiful Illinois-bred wife how to talk, Wisconsin-style, even if she didn't know her respondent from Adam. As readers may recall, Ruth got so good at talking to strangers that I very seldom get to talk to the love of my life,...
June 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
June 28, 2017
Library Notes: Reading children's books is good for the soul
The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and happy holiday! Upcoming programs • At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29: Family Bookmaking - Make a stab-bound book with the Minnesota Center for Book in the Library lower level. Registration required. • At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,...
June 28, 2017 - 5:00am
June 27, 2017
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
"Be careful when you fill up," Linda warned me a few months ago. "There's a new scam that captures your credit card information when you pay for your gas at the pump." One more thing to worry about, I thought. However, I discovered Sen. Rob Cowles already put worry into action. He...
June 27, 2017 - 11:06am
June 26, 2017
Viewpoint: Fighting for affordable, quality health care
In the past few months, thousands of people throughout western and central Wisconsin have reached out to express their fears about what the Congressional Republican health care bill will mean for the health of them and their families.
June 26, 2017 - 3:46pm
June 25, 2017
Letters to the editor
When did it become OK to steal? TO THE EDITOR After 21 years I can no longer just ignore the behavior of some of the residents. A few nights ago I innocently put a pair of tennis shoes on my front porch to dry. To my disappointment when I went to retrieve them the next day they were...
June 25, 2017 - 5:00am
June 23, 2017
Arts Minded: Developing art scene is inspiring
I want to bring arts enthusiasts up to speed on the developing scene in Hastings, Minn. and Prescott. From slim pickings in these communities...
June 23, 2017 - 5:00am
June 21, 2017
Library Notes: You should never be without a good book!
Here's something interesting that I've noticed: people don't take time to browse the bookshelves much anymore.
June 21, 2017 - 9:24am
June 19, 2017
Viewpoint: Celebrating Wisconsin's Dairyland
"Do you still milk?" I asked Jim at a recent gathering. "No," he told me. "My son tells me the most help I can be is to stay out of the way," he joked. We both agreed that was hard. Dairying gets in your blood. June is dairy month. A time to celebrate all we love about "America's...
June 19, 2017 - 1:44pm