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Electrical problem closes Stillwater lift bridge
Hudson man accused of entering home, boat
Wisconsin roundup: Johnson says CBO report will help him decide on health bill; 11 more state news stories
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
crime and courts
Grab a buddy and learn to kayak
River Falls Legion takes third in Mankato tournament
Golfers honored for academics
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
Meyer Middle Schooler heads to nationals rodeo
Every person has a fair story
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
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 7/13/17 Hearing - Rohl Trust rezone
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/25/17 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 7/5/17 Town Board Meeting
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 7/17/17, Case No. 17-CV-129, Valerie Sowa
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Amended Ad For Bids - 2017 Mill & Overlay
Ashley G. Speer, 24
Shirley M. (Ptacek) Sherman, 70
Ruth E. Afdahl, 82
Russell V. Tauferner, 92
Dorothy Esther Johnson, 83
Viewpoint: Card skimmer bill aimed at stopping gas pump scam
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!
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May 2, 2017
Dave Wood column: The map of Ireland all over your face
The Norwegians have lutefisk, that much maligned transparent fish. The Czechs have their jiternice, a sausage made up of chopped skin and flesh of a pig's head. The Germans love their leberklopses, dumplings enhanced by a healthy shot of ground liver. The Lebanese tout their kibbee,...
May 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
Dave Wood column: Whatta Day! Whatta Sarasota!
SARASOTA—This is our fifth winter visit to Sarasota. Folks ask us why we're in such a rut when we could be sampling a wider variety of Florida's wonders. The answer is simple: Sarasota has the stuff we like. Friendly people, good food, easy access to shopping, plays, concerts,...
May 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 14, 2017
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Arts Minded In 2016, it appeared the 50th anniversary of UW-River Falls' Commissioned Composer Program would be its last. Fortunately, despite worrisome budget cuts, the program — the most enduring of its kind in America — has survived the chopping block.
March 14, 2017 - 5:31pm
February 7, 2017
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
I’m not much of an outdoorsman. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the day out on the lake or a leisurely stroll through the woods. Would...
February 7, 2017 - 8:00am
January 25, 2017
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
January has been a crazy month, At the River Falls Public Library we’ve already started gearing up for the summer. We’re eagerly looking forward to more amazing collaborations with our awesome community partners and we’re excitedly planning for April’s The Big Read (a.k.a...
January 25, 2017 - 12:12pm
January 16, 2017
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
From This Perch As a children, my sisters and I were not allowed to use the word "hate." If I came home from school and said something like,"I hate that arithmetic class!", my father would appear and say: "You don't hate it, you dislike it." So then I'd say, weakly, "OK, I dislike...
January 16, 2017 - 5:00am
January 8, 2017
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
In 1870, a group of citizens from Pierce and St. Croix counties petitioned the Wisconsin Legislature to locate the next state normal school in River Falls. Voters from the towns of River Falls, Clifton, Troy and Kinnickinnic requested the authority to vote a tax of $20,000 to make...
January 8, 2017 - 5:00am
January 1, 2017
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for families. It is also historically one of busiest times for nursing home and assisted...
January 1, 2017 - 5:00am
November 24, 2016
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
The warm, strong taste of chili provides delicious comfort to your stomach and winter-worn soul. From chilly fall days to cold winter evenings, chili offers a cozy satisfaction at suppertime for many Wisconsinites. Our town shows its love for chili each year with the River Falls annual...
November 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
October 17, 2016
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
So what's the big deal with using all of these computers in our schools? What's the point? It seems kids are already glued to a phone or other computer device 24/7 so why add more screen-time in our schools? Do educators think that computers are the new path to educating our kids?...
October 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
October 5, 2016
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
River Falls has countless hidden “heroes” who have supported many programs in our community. As a special education teacher at Meyer Middle School in River Falls, I have felt this support first hand. Businesses in River Falls have helped my program in many ways. I am going to...
October 5, 2016 - 6:00am
September 6, 2016
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Wisconsin is drawing national attention for its gerrymandering...
September 6, 2016 - 9:41am
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