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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
River Falls High School leaks still a pain; worse in the library
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Tech college alumni invited to become mentors
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
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
River Falls Public Library hosts open house
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
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 12/13/16 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
AMENDED FORECLOSURE: HSBC Bank v. Natalie R. Overbye; Case No. 12-CV-152
Joan Ellen Bougie, 79
Audrey Cernohous, 78
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Featured letter to the editor: Here's why I am so thankful for my dad
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
Real Estate Showcase
June 14, 2012
Editorial: Wow, amazing voter begs the question: Just who's missing
Despite the disgust many felt at having to vote in another recall election last week, voter turnout in River Falls surged to the point that it rivaled presidential election turnouts. Local voter turnout every four years in presidential elections typically runs in the 70-80%-range....
June 14, 2012 - 10:07am
June 7, 2012
Editorial: Kindness remains the everyday norm
--SEX OFFENDER RELEASED FROM PRISON --EX-DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR SMASHING BOTTLES --FLEEING RF MAN FINALLY CAUGHT IN MINNESOTA It's tempting to see prominent local stories and think the world -- or, in this case, our community -- is falling apart. Stories with bad news often are placed...
June 7, 2012 - 8:59am
May 31, 2012
Editorial: Branding only works when there's something of value to promote
The River Falls School District's attempt to market itself to the community and outside world with a new decorative logo that includes uplifting...
May 31, 2012 - 8:13am
May 24, 2012
Editorial: This fishing expedition is about hooking baseball
The promotional pitch is, 'I helped build this field.' And that's just what's happening. Individual and big corporate donors have given tens...
May 24, 2012 - 9:50am
May 18, 2012
Editorial: New becomes old: Technological leaps part of our history
Most of us get so caught up with instant forms of communication, from emailing to texting, that we forget how far we've come. Until they malfunction or the battery runs low, we take our cell and smart phones for granted. Yet back in the day -- after World War II -- local communications...
May 18, 2012 - 4:26am
May 11, 2012
Editorial: Open Public records: Check before saying no
Late last month the Journal and its sister publication the Pierce County Herald were told that names, ages and addresses of those involved in accidents and other law-enforcement incidents would no longer be made public. The edict came from Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove. This position...
May 11, 2012 - 3:12pm
April 19, 2012
Editorial: Get to know, protect your river
You don't have to live here long before coming to appreciate the pride and admiration for the slender, meandering Kinni that runs through River...
April 19, 2012 - 8:42am
April 13, 2012
Editorial: Voters got their election worth
Who says you can't beat a well-known incumbent? Dan Toland, due to take over as River Falls mayor during a reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, April 17, certainly has bragging rights to say otherwise. Toland campaigned vigorously with a can-do attitude that, heck, he had just...
April 13, 2012 - 4:43am
April 5, 2012
Editorial: Join the discussion, affect the outcome
To operate as legally required with a balanced budget next school year, the River Falls School District may have to make cuts totaling as much as $900,000. The Journal's story on this topic is given on page A2 of this week's paper. The district's budget reduction package was crafted...
April 5, 2012 - 7:56am
March 28, 2012
Editorial: Coming next year and worth the wait
River Falls has had its share of fun and excitement lately. The weekend before last, crowds flocked outdoors to Main Street for St. Patrick's Day activities, including the wild and crazy bed races. Last weekend at the high school, a mix of play, pleasure and solemn observances and...
March 28, 2012 - 2:36pm
March 21, 2012
Editorial: Don't fall for flimflams: Your money could end up in Peru
We have been waiting you to contact us regarding your bank draft worth the sum of $800,000.00 USD. Hence it was deposited in our office by Mr. Frank. Contact Mr Steven Rudolph via email email@example.com for more details. Regards Ferreira Peter You get this in your email...
March 21, 2012 - 4:03pm
March 15, 2012
Editorial: Road construction will bring inconvenience, but better traveling days ahead
Perhaps the largest road project in River Falls is poised to begin in a month. The work will take a year and cost almost $6 million. It will rebuild and modify a stretch of East Cascade Avenue between Spruce and Sixth streets that's believed to have been built around the time of...
March 15, 2012 - 8:49am
March 8, 2012
Editorial: A season to be gone with the wind
The River Falls School District had its first Snow Day for the 2011-12 year last Wednesday following an icy winter storm the night before. But already now it's March, and our mild winter shows signs of thawing into an early warm spring. Another welcoming sign: Clocks "spring forward"...
March 8, 2012 - 8:05am
March 1, 2012
Editorial: Crank the lever: Here we go again
This venerable River Falls custom won't go down without a fight: Downtown parking meters. Installed mostly on Main Street and the side streets of Main, these manual, coin-fed gizmos are showing their age after more than 40 years. Today the mechanisms are slowly disintegrating....
March 1, 2012 - 8:05am
February 23, 2012
Editorial: Burnishing that strong reputation
Some good news has emerged from our school district recently. Not that this is unusual, but in case you missed it, we think at least four items are worth pointing out. Three of the items have a direct effect on students. Two of them affect the youngest of our students. The River...
February 23, 2012 - 10:10am