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May 28, 2015
The River Falls Cigar Factory was housed in the upper rooms of this Main Street building for a short time during the 1890s. At that time the building at 109-111 N. Main Street was known as the “Boxrud Block.” (UW-River Falls Area Research Center photo).
Days Gone By: Cigar Factory in River Falls
May 28, 2015 - 3:34pm
May 27, 2015
Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Featured syndicated column: Public tax dollars that go to pay for vouchers brings outcry
May 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
May 26, 2015
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
May 26, 2015 - 11:13am
April 24, 2015
Burhyte’s Store, 101 N. Main Street, played an important part in the early fires in the city, as that is where the “bucket brigade” of citizens went to “borrow” buckets to douse the flames. The problem was that not all of the buckets were always returned. (UW-River Falls archives photo)
Day's Gone By: Bucket Brigades
April 24, 2015 - 10:45am
April 22, 2015
The kitchen in Glen Park provided a place for visitors to prepare picnic meals. When it was being vandalized in the early 1900s, the city council stepped in and passed an ordinance protecting the park from those who would damage it.
Days Gone By: Glen Park and a request from a reader
April 22, 2015 - 8:19am
April 13, 2015
River Falls Main Street looked like this 100 years ago when the city’s articles of incorporation were signed. The photo from the M.A. Shepard Collection was provided by UW-River Falls Archives. Shown is the west side of Main Street between Maple and Pine.
Days Gone By: History of River Falls, from the beginning
April 13, 2015 - 12:57pm
The South Main bridge over the South Fork between Vine and Park Streets bore two speed limit signs when this picture was taken. One was in English and the other in Norwegian with the message “$5.00 Five Dollars Fine for riding or driving on this bridge faster than a walk.” One of the first laws passed by the first River Falls City Council was a speed limit on bridges in the city. UWRF archives.
Days Gone By: The First Ordinances
April 13, 2015 - 12:56pm
Photo was taken on April 13, 1913,  front row, from left, Cliff Symes, Geo. J. Dodge, Rosh Freeman, 1st chief; J. Walter Patterson, chief; Ernest Buck, 2nd chief; Bert Symes and A.F. Moody. Second row: Cliff Symes, W.S. Smith, James Peterson, George Hutchins Sr., A.E. Chapman, Ed Anderson, H.T. Richards, C.E. Shepard (sec.), Wm. Fisher, Joe J. Foster, Ben Rosenberg, Frank L. Baker, H.M. Elertson, Wm. F. Green, James A. Richards and Ray J. Roehl. River Falls Journal file photo.
Days Gone By: First Fire Department
April 13, 2015 - 12:55pm
April 3, 2015
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Featured syndicated column: 'Force to be reckoned with: Political clout of seniors'
April 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
March 21, 2015
Featured column: A class act: Character of River Falls students shines for all
March 21, 2015 - 6:00am
March 20, 2015
Days Gone By
March 20, 2015 - 4:01pm
March 12, 2015
Matt Pommer
Featured syndicated column: Veto Threat? Transportation borrowing; ‘Iowa-caucus budget’
March 12, 2015 - 6:00am
March 11, 2015
Nancy Miller
Featured column: River Falls Public Library notes
March 11, 2015 - 11:48am
March 5, 2015
Dr. Neal Prochnow/author, retired UWRF professor and administrator
Featured guest column: What is your ‘Exit Plan’ to finish college on time?
March 5, 2015 - 10:27pm
February 27, 2015
After the meat is cut up into small squares, it is run through the “grinder” as Bob Appleholm is doing in Malmer Brothers meat department. 1975 Journal file photos.
Days Gone By: 1975 Malmer Brothers Red & White Grocery Store
February 27, 2015 - 12:34pm
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