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Trechter named Adviser of the Year at UW-River Falls
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City seeks public input for design charrette
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Runners rally at BRC meet
Football: Hudson holds onto the jug
Volleyball: Cats lower the boom
Northwoods League makes it official
A reminder to hunters regarding deer and turkey tagging changes
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CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/19/17 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/7/17 Special Meeting of Electors - Budget Approval
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Workshop re: Alternative Revenues
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Council Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 11/6/17, Case No. 17-Cv-202, Laura Kneer
Leslie Lee Swenson
Lowell R. Payton
Rachel L. Perry
Melvyn L. Fahning
Carl Anthony Schneider
Viewpoint: Mural offers unintended message
Viewpoint: Sen. Vinehout pleased with committee passage of hemp bill
Letters to the editor: RF woman seeks help in finding missing bear lawn ornaments
Viewpoint: Now is the time; take part in Kinni Corridor charrette
Viewpoint: Audit Committee focused on protecting veterans' care at King
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May 2, 2017
Editorial: We can breathe easier, but for how long?
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association...
May 2, 2017 - 10:21am
April 21, 2017
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
America sets aside April 22 every year to celebrate Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, young and old have gathered globally to participate in activities that foster appreciation of the environment and create awareness of the issues that threaten our globe.
April 21, 2017 - 7:40am
December 4, 2016
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
We feature them every year at this time — Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, two men in the their mid-80s, the Grumpy Old Men. They aren't grumpier than anybody else. Years ago they gave themselves that name as a spoof on the popular 1993 movie — starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau...
December 4, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
Featured editorial: 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
One of President-elect Donald Trump's more G-rated, ironic tweets came two days before the Nov. 8 election: “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” Luckily for Trump, the archaic Electoral College he denounced still functions. If this 18th century voting filter...
November 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
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
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
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
February 22, 2016
Featured Editorial: May this new name calm troubled waters
Can we be done with this issue finally? Let’s hope. Monday night the school board deleted the new name “Roger T. White – Pride Fitness Room as Presented by RCU” at Meyer Middle School and substituted it with: “Roger T. White – Wildcat Fitness room as Presented by RCU.”...
February 22, 2016 - 10:43am
November 15, 2014
Editorial: Let’s get this intersection fixed
The death last week of pedestrian Florence Carlson got local people talking again about the safety – or lack of safety – at North Main and...
November 15, 2014 - 6:00am
September 12, 2014
Editorial: Their next pay hike: Our call, and it’s long overdue
Lately you’ve read stories about how this locally elected group has grappled with deciding on the fate of the aging River Falls Academy building and the two school programs it houses – Montessori and Renaissance. Our seven-member River Falls school board always has a lot on...
September 12, 2014 - 9:33am
August 8, 2014
Editorial: It’s summer, but it’s time to vote
With school out, families and people traveling and scattered for summer vacations, Aug. 12 is one lousy time to hold an election. Few of us are...
August 8, 2014 - 9:49am
April 4, 2014
Editorial: Without consensus, these big issues will require go-slow approach
Two packed public meetings last week generated copious questions and comments but no accord. Both dealt with issues that need solving but there’s time for that to happen. One was deciding the future of Kinnickinnic’s two hydroelectric dams. A meeting at City Hall was to begin...
April 4, 2014 - 9:43am
March 14, 2014
Editorial: Steep road ahead could get even higher
A 21-year-old UW-River Falls student is busted off campus for marijuana with intent to distribute and drug paraphernalia possession. Allegedly in his rental house is a designated smoke room with a sign saying “Drug Zone.” In his fridge there’s a plastic container with the student’s...
March 14, 2014 - 10:44am
March 6, 2014
Editorial: Helping to shape, define our community
The National Newspaper Association finished a readership survey in 2013.
March 6, 2014 - 12:51pm
February 28, 2014
Editorial: Punishment should fit messes left behind
Earlier this month a town of Clifton letter writer to the Journal expressed dismay and disgust at having to step over a heap of puke to enter a downtown store. A postal carrier told her such sights are common. The store owner said not only vomit, but “urine and worse” is often...
February 28, 2014 - 8:51am