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TOWN OF TROY: 11/3/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/3/16 Budget Hearing and Town Board Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/25/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 2016 Board of Review and Open Book
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/27/16 Council Meeting Minutes
Allyce R. "Lisa" Southerton, 56
Hilda A. Stoetzel, 93
JoAnn E. Ronningen, 88
E. Jeanne Nelson, 79
Kay Thom, 77
Featured Column: Big “T” is for Teacher; little “t” is for technology
Featured guest column: We get by with a little help from our hometown heroes
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Real Estate Showcase
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. The gist was that even in the electronic/digital age, two-thirds of small-town residents rely on their local paper for news and advertising information. The survey noted this reliance continues even as more...
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
February 14, 2014
Editorial: Sign of spring? Or something else?
At first Patti Miller had to rub her eyes. The social services director at Kinnic Heath and Rehab on East Division Street had walked outside...
February 14, 2014 - 12:51pm
February 7, 2014
Editorial: When dreams come true, it must be spring
Rose Rude, who’s chaired organized efforts for the last handful of Easter Egg Hunts, believes most of us are dreaming of spring. With the winter...
February 7, 2014 - 9:13am
January 9, 2014
Editorial: New year, cheers; new flu season, boo
As we ring in 2014, we also ring in another seasonal outbreak of influenza. While this area has yet to be hard hit, we’re reminded by health...
January 9, 2014 - 10:17am
November 8, 2013
Editorial: Choice factor can only be backed up by quality
As reported in last week’s Journal, the coming year will see a modest drop of 1.5% in the school district portion of your property taxes. That’s the first drop in five years. The main reason is more per-pupil state aid. The main reason for that is River Falls gained 70 students...
November 8, 2013 - 8:55am