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U receives lots of new recycling bins
A life lived inventing
Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Hammond Hotel: 'It's time for a new era'
School notches top character award
crime and courts
Falcon men advance to WIAC title game
Wildcats BRC champs
Falcon men clinch WIAC title
Memories resound as UWRF's Karges Center era closes
Small town kids, big league dreams
Darn that storm: Coffee concert canceled
Flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination
She's bringing song back; feel free to join
Wanted in Pierce County: Century and sesquicentennial farmers
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/7/17 Public Hearing re: Eagle Storage Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinance 2017-06
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
SHARING FAMILIES: 3/3/17 Annual Meeting Notice
SUMMONS: Applegate Inc. v. Elizabeth DeLabio; Case No. 17-SC-57
Roger N. Hines, 63
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
Real Estate Showcase
October 5, 2016
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
River Falls has countless hidden “heroes” who have supported many programs in our community. As a special education teacher at Meyer Middle School in River Falls, I have felt this support first hand. Businesses in River Falls have helped my program in many ways. I am going to...
October 5, 2016 - 6:00am
September 25, 2016
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
As a forever resident of River Falls, I am flabbergasted by the hype the city administration (and its Parks & Rec Dept.), the Chamber of Commerce and events such as Art on the Kinni and Bacon Bash give to the “scenic proximity” of the Kinnickinnic River. Am I alone in wondering...
September 25, 2016 - 6:00am
September 9, 2016
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Candidate's fair trade talk is spot on Stephanie Brown River Falls International trade is important to U.S. manufacturers, but our companies cannot compete when cheaters like China continue to game the market. A perfect example is the U.S. steel industry. Below-cost Chinese steel...
September 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 6, 2016
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Wisconsin is drawing national attention for its gerrymandering...
September 6, 2016 - 9:41am
September 2, 2016
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
“Reach for the stars,” my parents told me when I was a toddler who got stuck in her turtlenecks. But my parents didn’t just encourage me to reach for the stars when getting dressed. “You can do anything you want,” my mom told me. At the time, I thought she was telling me...
September 2, 2016 - 6:00am
August 27, 2016
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Nature is a cycle of birth and death. It's positive and negative. Creative and destructive. There's a profound kind of collapse and contraction. Just before her 89th birthday, my mother died on May 31. Earlier this month, while facing a burnished sunset, I finally scattered her ashes...
August 27, 2016 - 6:00am
August 23, 2016
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Are you really on a road trip if you don’t have some sort of car trouble? Four friends and I asked ourselves that as we sat on the side of...
August 23, 2016 - 9:06am
August 20, 2016
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Practically speaking, our River Falls Public Library is more than the name implies – it's our de facto community center. Besides a place to select books, magazines, movies, CDs, use the computer room, or maybe just browse, work on the latest jigsaw puzzle or hang out with friends,...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 11, 2016
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Lu Ann Hecht has been working for the city of River Falls for 29 years. She’s been described as dedicated, dependable, and honest. Assistant...
August 11, 2016 - 5:00am
August 10, 2016
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
As the current politically-charged atmosphere continues to divide people along party lines, I find myself reminded of another deep divide I experienced...
August 10, 2016 - 4:19pm
July 29, 2016
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
He’s ready to move up to the No. 1 spot Sean Froelich River Falls Pierce County district attorney It is my pleasure to write in support for Rory O’Sullivan for his candidacy for Saint Croix County district attorney. In my role as district attorney in a neighboring county, it has...
July 29, 2016 - 4:03pm
July 25, 2016
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
When a personal tragedy strikes, one of the most important details for loved ones to figure out is how to best honor the individual whose life was cut short. That is what a Pierce County family set out to do after Prescott High School junior Tyler James Orpen, a 16-year-old from River...
July 25, 2016 - 5:00am
July 24, 2016
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
New York Times bestselling novelist Jacqueline West, a River Falls native who lives in Red Wing, Minn., has recently published her first venture into “Young Adult” Fiction. Her previous bestsellers were aimed at a slightly younger audience. I've just finished reading her new effort,...
July 24, 2016 - 6:00am
July 11, 2016
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Why this obsession with mowing and fertilizing? --By outdoor columnist Dan Wilcox Kentucky bluegrass is all over this country. That wasn’t...
July 11, 2016 - 4:27pm
July 6, 2016
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Save the milkweed: We can do it Cheryl Maplethorpe town of Clifton On Saturday, June 25, I worked with other Rotary members to pick up litter along Highway 35 north of River Falls. As I walked along the highway I was glad to see so many milkweed plants blooming and about ready...
July 6, 2016 - 5:00am