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Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
Amish teens injured after SUV rear-ends horse-drawn buggy in St. Croix County
Wisconsin roundup: State budget deal won't be reached in time; 9 more state news stories
Pierce County sheriff's blotter: Dog rescued from river; traffic cones shouldn't be worn
Governor Walker visits Freedom Park, Team Oil
crime and courts
Golfers honored for academics
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
Meyer Middle Schooler heads to nationals rodeo
Four Wildcats All-BRC
Falcon Roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
New director has a big heart for nonprofit, community
How do they do it? Making the perfect cheese curd
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
River Falls Cheerleading opens for youth
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - New School Buses
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/26/17 Special Meeting re: Board Retreat
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/27/17 Council Meeting Agenda
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/27/17 Liquor Licenses Hearing
TOWN OF TROY: 7/6/17 Plan Commission Meeting
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ruth E. Afdahl, 82
Russell V. Tauferner, 92
Dorothy Esther Johnson, 83
Jon K. Volkmann, 54
Viewpoint: Fighting for affordable, quality health care
Letters to the editor
Arts Minded: Developing art scene is inspiring
Library Notes: You should never be without a good book!
Viewpoint: Celebrating Wisconsin's Dairyland
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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
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