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Slow rebound continues for homebuilding in St. Croix County
A-1 Auto Transport offers Wisconsin students scholarship opportunity
St. Croix EDC seeks nominations for Business of the Year awards
Community survey on district facility needs coming soon
Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. DA comes under fire by panel; Milwaukee makes its Amazon pitch; more state news stories
crime and courts
Runners rally at BRC meet
Football: Hudson holds onto the jug
Volleyball: Cats lower the boom
Northwoods League makes it official
A reminder to hunters regarding deer and turkey tagging changes
Q&A: Wisconsin company utilizes horses in learning
Gallery: Turningpoint Walk to Empower
Library Notes: It's time for the Kirby Symes Memorial Run
UWRF student's family turns struggle into song
CVTC clinic offers free dental care for veterans
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/19/17 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/7/17 Special Meeting of Electors - Budget Approval
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Workshop re: Alternative Revenues
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Council Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 11/6/17, Case No. 17-Cv-202, Laura Kneer
Lowell R. Payton
Rachel L. Perry
Melvyn L. Fahning
Carl Anthony Schneider
Carl Anthony Schneider
Viewpoint: Sen. Vinehout pleased with committee passage of hemp bill
Letters to the editor: RF woman seeks help in finding missing bear lawn ornaments
Viewpoint: Now is the time; take part in Kinni Corridor charrette
Viewpoint: Audit Committee focused on protecting veterans' care at King
Greg Peters column: Setting the 'Barr' high
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October 7, 2017
From This Perch: Nature's peace
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. "The winds will blow their own freshness into you, "and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." -- John Muir Oddly, fresh from an annual visit to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness,...
October 7, 2017 - 9:09pm
Dave Wood column: Taking wheat to the Pickwick Mill
My great grandad's diaries continue to be a wonder. The sorts of hardships pioneers faced are unbelievable to me. One that sticks in my mind is an early entry in which he writes that he has returned from a 100-mile roundtrip journey into Minnesota so he could get his wheat ground...
October 7, 2017 - 6:00am
October 4, 2017
Make your own English Muffin Toasting Bread at home
All last winter I kept hearing about this amazing English Muffin Toasting Bread my parents were making while wintering in sunny Florida. Unable...
October 4, 2017 - 10:04am
October 3, 2017
Viewpoint: Share your thoughts on the upcoming farm bill
Those of us in rural Wisconsin know that one of the most important bills for growing our local economy and creating jobs is the farm bill, which will be coming up for review soon. With Wisconsin's agriculture sector contributing over $88.3 billion annually to the economy I want to...
October 3, 2017 - 4:32pm
Proposal to de-license occupations gains steam in Senate
Imagine you are with your loved one who is in the hospital. Night comes. You prepare to leave, gently kissing your loved one "good night." As you walk down the corridor and into the hospital parking lot, you might wonder how your loved one will feel in the morning. Will things be...
October 3, 2017 - 4:31pm
October 2, 2017
A view from an economist: Trump speech to UN on socialism, payments, women
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted,...
October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 1, 2017
Editorial: Don't turn harvest into a road tragedy
Midwest gold is flowing. We refer to corn. Farmers and custom-combine professionals are hard at work harvesting 2017's bounty. This means motorists...
October 1, 2017 - 5:33pm
Dave Wood column: The hidden treasures of Fountain City
Wherever I turn, I keep hearing about this family in Fountain City who have a toy museum. First it was my coffee klatscher, Melvin "Toy King" Germundson, who still has the toys his parents gave him in the 18th century when he was a teenager. Mel has tons of his own toys and was impressed...
October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 29, 2017
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
My paternal grandfather was a tall guy who grew up in upstate New York and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached me in fishing for trout...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Library column: Fall is the time to curl up with a good book
Welcome to autumn in Wisconsin! The weather changes have been so rapid my head is spinning. A sunny 90 degrees with high humidity one week, 60 degrees and rainy the next. One thing that doesn't change are the great books and materials you can get from your public library. As the weather...
September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 28, 2017
Viewpoint: Restore the lakes, but leave the “DAM things” alone
Editor's note: This is an extended version of the Bill Hansen viewpoint published in the Sept. 28 edition of the Journal. Viewpoint submissions have a 650-word limit, so this is the letter in its entirety.
September 28, 2017 - 8:31am
September 25, 2017
Viewpoint: Dam advocate group spreads misinformation at Kinni Corridor Tech Talk
Dams are built structures that get old. Rivers are powerful, constant and patient. Remember your images of free-flowing rivers and waterfalls and the words of Wendell Berry, "Men may dam it and say that they have made a lake, but it will still be a river. It will keep its nature...
September 25, 2017 - 6:39pm
Two worlds apart: The capital and the Great River Road
"Oh, my gosh," I said to the Senate page. "I need that book." The "book" was a 744-page binder written by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau detailing, in plain language, the decisions in the massive state budget. Knowing what was in the binder was critical to making an informed...
September 25, 2017 - 5:47pm
September 24, 2017
Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Again and again people make the wrong choice. They have two, three, four drinks too many and then get behind the wheel. In Minnesota, 41 percent...
September 24, 2017 - 11:00am
September 23, 2017
Reiter column: Lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin
After writing about snakes, turtles and frogs, I'd be remiss if I didn't touch on the topic of lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin. The lizards...
September 23, 2017 - 9:35pm