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Details sorted out as Kuehni trial nears
Glover residents ask: Why the need for speed on their road?
Sycamore Street water tower unveiled
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
Options for Women in River Falls hosts second prominent Republican
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Fish all alone atop St. Croix Valley League
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Fish rally falls one run short
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
Featured photo: Bald-faced squirrel
Celebrate the St. Croix River at RiverFest
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Douglas W. Jenkins Estate; Case No. 16PR52
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/26/16 Council Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Joseph R. Jensen Estate; Case No. 16PR51
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2016 Budget Adjustment- Library Fund (Parking)
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/26/16 Hearing - Liquor License - WestWind
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
John William Lubich, 67
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Real Estate Showcase
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...
2 hours 18 min ago
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
November 1, 2013
Editorial: Whatever happened to the local control mantra?
Perhaps many of you read Axel Bogdan’s letter last week: “Don’t let state Legislature seize local town controls.” Bogdan, a Kinnickinnic town board supervisor, warned about a proposed bill by two Republican state lawmakers — Sen. Tom Tiffany, Hazelhurst, and Rep. Joan...
November 1, 2013 - 10:12am