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UPDATE: Fatal afternoon crash closes Hwy. 35 north of River Falls
River Falls students work and bond; their efforts help rescue does
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
Sex-related resignations affect St. Croix law enforcement
River Falls clinic No. 2 on the way
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
Cyclist balance camaraderie, competition while participating in a non-traditional sport
Wildcat volleyball claims BRC title outright
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Wildcats top Huskies for homecoming win
Featured photo: Powerwashing
Church in River Falls to host Fall Festival
College drama in River Falls features “Horrors”
RF runs with the cops
Paramedic Cira volunteers in Greece aiding Syrian refugees
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Real Estate Showcase
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
February 22, 2016
Featured Editorial: May this new name calm troubled waters
Can we be done with this issue finally? Let’s hope. Monday night the school board deleted the new name “Roger T. White – Pride Fitness Room as Presented by RCU” at Meyer Middle School and substituted it with: “Roger T. White – Wildcat Fitness room as Presented by RCU.”...
February 22, 2016 - 10:43am
February 2, 2016
Featured Letter: Purple coat could just be mine
I’m honored to be a close friend of Dee Nelson. I helped celebrate her 100th birthday at Belle Vinez Winery, town of Clifton, on Dec. 27. Fittingly, I wore my favorite purple wool coat, purchased 26 years ago at Dayton’s Oval Room. As my husband and I entered the beautiful building,...
February 2, 2016 - 2:48pm
January 31, 2016
Featured column: Call me a bad sport but WIAA is out of line
Well, it was only a matter of time. In the first half of the boys’ basketball game between River Falls and Hudson Friday night in Hudson, one...
January 31, 2016 - 6:00am
January 23, 2016
Featured letter: Feb. 2 – You won’t want to miss this
It was great to read the Journal article the first of the New Year about James Bohn with details about his background here in River Falls and his current position of being the National Anthem singer for all home Minnesota Wild games. As well, it was interesting to read Josh Eidem’s...
January 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Featured Letter: MLK message is deeply felt
The Martin Luther King Breakfast was again a big success. However the work leading up to it and our goal of inclusivity was marred even before the breakfast began. Two posters for the breakfast with a drawing of the face of Martin Luther King were put up on the community board at...
January 23, 2016 - 6:00am
January 15, 2016
Senator reflects on legislative successes from past year
Guest column by state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls): Beginning a new year is not only a time to set new goals but also a time to reflect...
January 15, 2016 - 11:01am
January 9, 2016
Featured Column: Tipping: No kidding, livelihoods depend on it
I have two daughters who work in the restaurant business as servers. They’re both putting themselves through college this way. I was the one...
January 9, 2016 - 6:00am
January 4, 2016
My heart tells me this: ‘The Wrong shall fail’
“Let there be peace on earth,” sang the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. The earnest, multi-toned faces beaming from our television...
January 4, 2016 - 9:01am
December 7, 2015
Featured column: Stark Reality: How I got to see a new side of the story
As a reporter, interviews are a huge part of my life. Usually, I’m the one asking the questions. It’s not often I get to be on the other...
December 7, 2015 - 11:39am
December 4, 2015
Days Gone By: No more trips to the dump for city dwellers
Like the rest of the country River Falls had not escaped the problem of what to do with solid waste after the DNR decreed the local landfill...
December 4, 2015 - 1:21pm
November 22, 2015
Featured column: Woodworking: My unforgettable Thanksgiving Day: Wieners, glorified rice, making do
Thanksgivings come and Thanksgivings go but a few stick to my subconscious like turkey skin to the bottom of our old bluestone roaster. There...
November 22, 2015 - 6:00am
November 19, 2015
Featured Letter: Bravo, ‘Cinderella’
This week's featured letter also includes a change from the print version... "Cinderella" will be playing this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School. I recently enjoyed an amazing performance of the musical "Cinderella" put on by the River...
November 19, 2015 - 9:31am
November 6, 2015
Featured letter: Contagion: Honesty
I stopped in to Dick’s Fresh Market in River Falls this weekend to get a few items, I got what I needed, and went to check out. After checking out, I discovered I had left my wallet at home. The young lady offered to hold my groceries if I wanted to go home and get it. I...
November 6, 2015 - 8:21am
November 1, 2015
Featured column: 2016 fall election could decide fate of popular social programs
Social Security and Medicare changes could become key election topics next year with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville now leading Republicans...
November 1, 2015 - 6:00am