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Local students win poster, speech contests
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'
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
June 23, 2016
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Four members of the City Council – a 4-3 majority – muffed it last week. They snubbed 821 residents who looked over and agreed to sign a petition asking that an advisory referendum be added to the November voting ballot. Yes, yes, we know their excuses for rejecting the request...
June 23, 2016 - 9:33am
May 25, 2016
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
In April 1966 DeWayne Meyer was finishing up his first year as principal of the River Falls Junior High School, then located at 211 N. Fremont...
May 25, 2016 - 9:09am
May 20, 2016
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Crowned prom king and queen at the junior-senior high school program were Gene McKahan and Carla Wichman, pictured sitting in the center. Standing...
May 20, 2016 - 8:55am
May 5, 2016
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Note to readers: May Day, while traditionally representing the coming of spring, associated with hanging of flower baskets and maypole dancing,...
May 5, 2016 - 1:57pm
May 2, 2016
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
I never liked to walk as a kid. That is, I didn't like walking when forced to. I had to walk to and from grade school. Every day. With my little...
May 2, 2016 - 9:18am
April 25, 2016
Featured column: Superintendent's Corner: Educator shortage is a growing concern and impossible to ignore
In February 2015, 75 community members came together to forge a new strategic vision for our district.The result of this day-long process provided a framework for a new five-year district strategic plan. Most notably, the No. 1 strategic priority as identified by the River Falls community...
April 25, 2016 - 11:10am
April 21, 2016
Featured letter: Join me and let's reclaim our democracy
City of River Falls residents have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. That ruling said that corporations, unions, Super PACS, etc., have the rights of persons, that money is speech, and therefore their financial...
April 21, 2016 - 9:52am
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
April 1, 2016
Featured guest column: Students, faculty: Let’s challenge budget cuts, fight for quality education
I just returned from my first Faculty Senate meeting at UW-River Falls. I was there as a photojournalist, but it was hard for me to separate...
April 1, 2016 - 3:35pm
March 26, 2016
Days Gone By: Cooperative laundry formed in River Falls
During the first decade of the 1900’s the local Home Culture Club, a group of about 25 farm women captured the attention of a University of...
March 26, 2016 - 11:27am
March 18, 2016
Featured column: Stark Reality: Only a name, but please stop celebrating hamburgers
I am only 1/8 Irish. I’ve always been disproportionately proud of my Irish heritage. Ireland is a beautiful, fascinating country, with an interesting...
March 18, 2016 - 12:28pm
March 12, 2016
Featured column: Could excitement for Trump elevate Supreme Court candidate?
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Donald Trump’s entry into Republican politics could provide a boost to Rebecca Bradley’s try on April 5 for a full 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination...
March 12, 2016 - 6:00am
March 6, 2016
Featured column: Retiring River Falls Journal publisher: Reflecting after more than 3 decades in news
When you get old and reflective, things once mundane become meaningful. I’m leaving my job – not exactly "retiring,” but that seems to...
March 6, 2016 - 6:00am
March 5, 2016
Days Gone By: Last train left town 50 years ago
It was on Feb. 19, 1966, that the last train gave a whistle and chugged out of River Falls towards Hudson, never to make its appearance again....
March 5, 2016 - 11:52am
February 28, 2016
Featured column: As I See It: Not just what’s in your wallet but where you leave it
Wisconsin’s new photo ID law claimed me as its victim during the Feb. 16 Supreme Court primary. Maybe there were other victims. Maybe? Of course...
February 28, 2016 - 6:00am