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Wisconsin roundup: Sparta arrest is Pierce County man's 6th for OWI; more state news stories
Sorting out the pile; Senate candidates seek separation
Special election: Senate candidates outline different visions for jobs, more at forum
10th Senate District special election: candidate profiles
Jarchow takes aim at taxes, regulations
crime and courts
Where land and rivers meet the sea
Elmore hopes NFL is his destination
Girls basketball: Wildcats keep clawing
Falcon Roundup: Women's hockey dominates Concordia; Men skate past Gustavus
Boys basketball: Boys hit rough patch
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/15/18 Special Meeting re: Referendum Resolutions
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Town Caucus
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/15/18 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/16/18 Board of Canvassers Meeting
Wisconsin State Fair seeking Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home applicants
FSA county elections results are in
Jean Lundgren joins Keller Williams
Bakke Norman Attorneys Recognized by WI Super Lawyers Magazine
A home, and office, away from home
Place a Business Announcement
Kenneth Irving Moore
Agnes Magdalene Timm
Jeannine L. Poulin
Brigadier General Gerald R. Matteson
Viewpoint: How haste empowers the 'Shadow Legislature'
Arts Minded column: Iris Apfel — inspiration to anyone of any age
Woodworking column: Bringing movie magic
Letters to the editor: Think before you write; A Christmas gift shop thank you
Benson column:Montessori is one of 4 RF public elementary schools
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October 7, 2017
From This Perch: Nature's peace
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. "The winds will blow their own freshness into you, "and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." -- John Muir Oddly, fresh from an annual visit to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness,...
October 7, 2017 - 9:09pm
Dave Wood column: Taking wheat to the Pickwick Mill
My great grandad's diaries continue to be a wonder. The sorts of hardships pioneers faced are unbelievable to me. One that sticks in my mind is an early entry in which he writes that he has returned from a 100-mile roundtrip journey into Minnesota so he could get his wheat ground...
October 7, 2017 - 6:00am
October 4, 2017
Make your own English Muffin Toasting Bread at home
All last winter I kept hearing about this amazing English Muffin Toasting Bread my parents were making while wintering in sunny Florida. Unable...
October 4, 2017 - 10:04am
October 2, 2017
A view from an economist: Trump speech to UN on socialism, payments, women
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted,...
October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 1, 2017
Dave Wood column: The hidden treasures of Fountain City
Wherever I turn, I keep hearing about this family in Fountain City who have a toy museum. First it was my coffee klatscher, Melvin "Toy King" Germundson, who still has the toys his parents gave him in the 18th century when he was a teenager. Mel has tons of his own toys and was impressed...
October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 29, 2017
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
My paternal grandfather was a tall guy who grew up in upstate New York and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached me in fishing for trout...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Library column: Fall is the time to curl up with a good book
Welcome to autumn in Wisconsin! The weather changes have been so rapid my head is spinning. A sunny 90 degrees with high humidity one week, 60 degrees and rainy the next. One thing that doesn't change are the great books and materials you can get from your public library. As the weather...
September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 25, 2017
Viewpoint: Dam advocate group spreads misinformation at Kinni Corridor Tech Talk
Dams are built structures that get old. Rivers are powerful, constant and patient. Remember your images of free-flowing rivers and waterfalls and the words of Wendell Berry, "Men may dam it and say that they have made a lake, but it will still be a river. It will keep its nature...
September 25, 2017 - 6:39pm
September 23, 2017
Reiter column: Lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin
After writing about snakes, turtles and frogs, I'd be remiss if I didn't touch on the topic of lizards and salamanders of Wisconsin. The lizards...
September 23, 2017 - 9:35pm
September 22, 2017
Woodworking: Don't always believe the movie critics
Here's a column about a movie, but it's not exactly a movie review; instead it's a warning. The warning: don't always believe what you read in the newspaper. No, I don't mean THIS newspaper. I mean OTHER newspapers.
September 22, 2017 - 6:00am
September 21, 2017
Viewpoint: State budget sent to governor
The state Senate completed work on the state budget late last week and the bill now goes to the governor for his final approval. The budget prioritizes education, holds the line on income and property taxes, and continues to invest in workforce development. In order to protect taxpayers,...
September 21, 2017 - 9:21pm
September 18, 2017
Viewpoint: Problems left for the next budget writers
"Policy is who pays, who doesn't pay and where the money gets spent," said the president of the NAACP in a recent speech. Policy making was center stage at the State Capitol when the long delayed $76 billion two-year state budget was rushed to passage just days after a majority of...
September 18, 2017 - 2:56pm
September 15, 2017
Bill Rubin: Economic impact of friday night lights ... priceless
Has the economic impact of high school football games across the U.S. ever been measured? Win or lose on Fridays, my unscientific reasoning...
September 15, 2017 - 9:13pm
September 12, 2017
Arts Minded: Art on the Kinni is the friendliest event around
To paraphrase the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens): "It was the best of houses; it was the worst of houses." As I prepare to leave a home of 37 years and move to one smaller, newer and more convenient, but still in walking distance to downtown River Falls, good...
September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 11, 2017
Viewpoint: When up is down
A last-minute budget amendment has folks in western Wisconsin very worried. Locals have spent seven years negotiating with large sand mines to reach agreements that allow neighbors and mines to co-exist. In some cases, locals decided certain sensitive and tourist areas needed protection...
September 11, 2017 - 4:02pm