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Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
State report cards for school districts give River Fall above-average grade
Recount underway in western Wisconsin
crime and courts
Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
Wildcat volleyball falls in state quarterfinals
Watch Wildcat volleyball live at state
Overnight snows make Sunday fun for some
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 2-4
Check out band concert next Thursday on campus
Day after Thanksgiving means it's River Dazzle
Sharing Families falling short of sponsors
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinances 2016-16 and 2016-17
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 11/8/16 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 12/6/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/5/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Jack Bostrack, 85
Jeffrey Dean Carlson, 44
Marilyn M. Goodrich, 84
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
Featured reader letter
Featured letter to the editor: Character found at the Falls Theater
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
Featured editorial: 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Real Estate Showcase
July 12, 2013
Editorial: State budget should be limited to dollars, sense
Wisconsin lawmakers and the governor apparently have a different understanding of the meaning and purpose of a budget than the rest of us. They’ve taken what should be a statement of expenditures and proposals for financing them and folded in a series of unrelated items that evidently...
July 12, 2013 - 9:27am
July 3, 2013
Editorial: On, Wisconsin: Recall reform makes sense
A common-sense proposal is slowly making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature. Assembly Joint Resolution 25 seeks to reform the state’s recall laws. The resolution’s authors explain that the idea for the move stems from the recall mess that entangled the state in some nasty,...
July 3, 2013 - 2:12pm
June 21, 2013
Editorial: Time to decide: Which is the party of big government?
Time to decide: Which is the party of big government? Democrats usually get stuck with the “big government” label. There’s some justification. The party tends to support and expand public safety regulations and social, health and educational programs, especially for those...
June 21, 2013 - 9:53am
June 15, 2013
Editorial: Two-party system: Not only what divides but what ails us
In Washington, with a Republican-controlled House and a Democrat president, there's a lockdown. One political observer says the next four years will be one of "stasis" over budget priorities because neither the president or the House of Representatives have the power to prevail. Thus,...
June 15, 2013 - 9:10am
June 7, 2013
River Falls: We can vote to paint the town red and other colors
River Falls: We can vote to paint the town red and other colors Downtown River Falls could qualify for a free paint job. Qualifying depends...
June 7, 2013 - 8:56am
May 30, 2013
Editorial: Out of darkness, giving way to a growing wedge of light
It's reassuring to see how family, friends and caring citizens have recovered as best they can and are doing good deeds in the wake of the murders...
May 30, 2013 - 12:55pm
May 22, 2013
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am
May 15, 2013
Editorial: Hang on so those wheels keep on turning
Basic crime prevention is often aimed at adults: How do we protect our homes and autos from break-ins and thefts. Now that warmer weather has...
May 15, 2013 - 4:07pm
May 13, 2013
Editorial: RF children: Odds of success in their favor
It's no sure thing, nothing in life is, but attending school in the River Falls School District gets a student off on the right foot. This paper's...
May 13, 2013 - 8:34am
May 2, 2013
Editorial: Let's reconsider how politicians are recalled
There's talk of reforming Wisconsin's recall election procedures. We believe the time is right. Recall changes have been proposed by State Sen....
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 25, 2013
Editorial: RF men and women in blue came through
A perfect storm converged on River Falls last summer: --On Friday, July 6, 2012, River Falls police were called to investigate what turned out...
April 25, 2013 - 12:32pm
March 29, 2013
Editorial: This program hasn't lost a step
The River Falls School District's Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) was piloted at Rocky Branch Elementary School in fall 2011 with 15 volunteer...
March 29, 2013 - 9:41am
March 22, 2013
Editorial: Hwy. 35's transformation is a much-needed project
Journal readers last week noticed the front-page story detailing the March 1 two-car crash involving retired teacher and council member Dave Cronk on Hwy. 35N and Radio Road. Cronk was crossing the highway from Radio Road when he collided with a River Falls woman driving south on...
March 22, 2013 - 10:33am
March 14, 2013
Editorial: By all means, let's show off local artistry in public buildings
The City Council made it official last month: A procedure is being put in place for exhibiting works of art at City Hall. The procedure includes...
March 14, 2013 - 8:24am
March 1, 2013
Editorial: Gun control: Time to take commons-sense steps for our protection
Editor's Note: The following guest editorial was written by Eric Johnson, St. Croix County district attorney since 1989. Johnson, a graduate...
March 1, 2013 - 8:57am