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Body discovered along St. Croix River in Hudson
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers could act on concealed weapons without permits; 9 more state news stories
Hero K9 Grants Multi-threat Vest to St. Croix County Sheriff's Office for K9 Garza
crime and courts
Golfers in hunt for BRC title
Swimmers edged by Menomonie
Another fun week: Cats take Watertown title to improve to 23-0
Falcon Roundup: Volleyball wins Page Arena opener; UWRF outshot UMM, 33-4
Netters edge Chippewa for BRC win
Family Resource Center offers fall groups for St. Croix Valley families
United Way kicks off 2017 'We Fight for Strong Communities' campaign
Dam Days honors volunteers and 50 years
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
Record crowd packs Art on the Kinni
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/26/17 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/26/17 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 10/5/17 Hearing - Mjoen Permit
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/25/17 Regular Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/28/17 Food Service Advisory Council Meeting
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Roger F. Swenson, 85
Paul C. Willink, 87
Michael E. "Mick" Huppert
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June 16, 2017
Woodworking: Students and pets? Try a cat
Ah, what is so rare as a day in June, sitting on our screened porch watching students walk their dogs up and down Sixth or Walnut? Students walking their dogs? That can't by right! Students don't have dogs. They're too impecunious to feed them, have no time from their studies to...
June 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
June 15, 2017
Summer sizzles with library activities for all ages
Summer is here! It's cool in the library. If you need to escape the heat, come on in, read the paper, work on the community jigsaw puzzle, catch Facebook at one of the public computers, or browse the shelves. Every day is sunny at the library! A reminder that the library is closed...
June 15, 2017 - 3:18pm
June 4, 2017
From This Perch: When you point one finger, three are pointing back at you
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley recently commented on the President's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey: "The president is the CEO of the country. He can hire and fire whoever he wants," she said. Of all of President Trump's appointees, Ambassador Haley is one of my...
June 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
June 3, 2017
Dave Wood: Miserable sidewalk is no longer a joke
Years back, I promised readers to never again complain about how the city ignores my diatribes about the miserable conditions of the sidewalk in front of our house on Walnut Street. The sidewalk gets worse and worse, one paver juts out 2 inches over regulation.
June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
May 26, 2017
Viewpoint: Is there a 'good' tax?
"Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society," Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said 90 years ago. Taxes pay for much of the goods and services we take for granted, such as roads, fire and police protection, consumer protections, schools, parks, and our social safety...
May 26, 2017 - 5:49pm
May 25, 2017
Arts Minded: Distinction in music between exclusivity and inclusivity
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss within the cup, And I'll not ask for wine. This snippet of lyric from the enduring English playwright Ben Jonson's 1616 folk song serves to remind us that the music of love is the nectar of life, the balm...
May 25, 2017 - 5:40pm
Library Notes: Your favorite authors have lined up visits
The Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The library is closed on Sundays in June, July and August. There are a number of great author programs coming up at the library. David Housewright, award-winning author of the Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor private...
May 25, 2017 - 5:13pm
May 21, 2017
Library Notes: Gearing up for a busy summer
The library will be closed on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The library will be closed on Sundays in June, July and August. The History book group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 to discuss "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin....
May 21, 2017 - 5:00am
May 19, 2017
Harsdorf Column: Building drug abuse prevention alternatives
Drug addiction and abuse is a plague on communities. In northwest Wisconsin, we have seen meth ravage our communities and destroy far too many...
May 19, 2017 - 11:18am
May 18, 2017
Woodworking: Who wants to stand up to eat a steak?
I recently read in New York magazine about a new trend in Gotham. All manner of steakhouses are popping up in Gotham. They're not typical NYC ancient steakhouses like Peter Luger's and O'Connell's...ancient dark and elegant spots, where the steaks are dry-aged and deeply beefy.
May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
May 14, 2017
Woodworking: Neither tight-fisted nor poor
Overheard at Selah Vie, formerly known as The Dish and the Spoon at the table reserved for the Selah Vie Sages, that coterie of discussants who argue about asphalt vs. cement driveways and the effectiveness of Metamucil vs. All-Bran. Your chronicler has been out of the loop so long...
May 14, 2017 - 5:00am
May 3, 2017
Library Notes: 'May the Fourth be with you'
I recently saw an article in the AARP magazine about lifelong learning. This is something I really support. We are never too old to explore something new, get more in-depth information about a subject you are interested in, or take up a new hobby. One of the people interviewed talked...
May 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
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