Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
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
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
August 8, 2017
Bringing transparency to politics
Wisconsinites at the YMCA, church and community events from Viroqua to Black River Falls frequently come up to me frustrated about the huge role powerful special interests and their secret money have in our election process. I share their frustration.
August 8, 2017 - 9:22am
August 7, 2017
Viewpoint: Conversations at the county fairs
I love county fairs. I love the sights, sounds, smells and the tastes of the fair. Moreover, I love all the people. Adorable little kids wander around with snow cones. Grandparents catch up on family news. Hardworking 4-Hers show cattle, cakes and cookies. I especially love the opportunity...
August 7, 2017 - 1:43pm
August 3, 2017
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
Summer enters the home stretch this week, which means August has arrived and we're at the height of fair time. The St. Croix County Fair wrapped...
August 3, 2017 - 9:24am
August 2, 2017
Woodworking: A salute to mighty kale
My wife returned from Minneapolis with a gift from her friend Sharon Eddleston, a master gardener who works at a garden center. "Look, look," she exclaimed, "at all the transplants Sharon gave me, overruns from the garden where she works!" "Um," said I. "Is that one a KALE plant?"...
August 2, 2017 - 6:00am
July 31, 2017
Improving health care for Wisconsin
Over the last six months, Wisconsinites have faced far too much uncertainty when it comes to their health care. Thousands of Wisconsinites have...
July 31, 2017 - 4:11pm
Foxconn: The hype and the small print
Great news! A big tech company called Foxconn is coming to southeast Wisconsin and bringing with it a lot of new jobs. The new company will build a big factory and make flat screens for computers. Gov. Scott Walker tells us the company will create 13,000 jobs that pay nearly $54,000....
July 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
July 24, 2017
Letters: A thank you for the library; immigrants valuable to economy
Partisanship TO THE EDITOR Thoughts from a grandparent after nine months contemplation of a new life: Nana's hair is really long. Nana's protesting...
July 24, 2017 - 5:00am
July 20, 2017
Library Notes:Summer is slipping quickly by
It's a little shocking to be this far into July already. The summer is flying! That means that if you haven't registered yet, you should get to the library as soon as possible and get started with the adult summer library program. There's one more Book Club in a Bar coming up on Aug....
July 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
July 19, 2017
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
It's obvious the world is changing at a rapid rate. What an understatement. The older generation reminisces about the time when the world moved...
July 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
Superintendent's Corner: High School facility under repair
During the fall of 2016, staff at the River Falls High School began to notice leaks in the piping serving the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Since that time, more than 150 leaks throughout the HVAC piping system have occurred, along with resulting problems...
July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
July 18, 2017
Viewpoint: Cheers to Wisconsin beer
If you ask Wisconsinites to list their favorite things about Wisconsin you are all but guaranteed to see Packers football and Wisconsin beer...
July 18, 2017 - 9:21am
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