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Former caregiver sentenced to prison; husband also enters guilty plea
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
New Richmond man charged in connection with church burglaries
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Police Beat: Shoplifters try to wear it well; another Pokemon excuse
crime and courts
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Northland Outdoors TV: Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
Gardeners to check out Future Farm
Bacon Bash grows, will feature new events this year
Weekend Happenings Aug. 19-21
Chamber members gather for breakfast, business talk
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: Notice of Ordinance Amendment (Ch. 156)
PUBLIC NOTICE - TIMBER SALE BY BID: Cylon State Wildlife Area
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing
ADJOURNED FORECLOSURE: Bremer Bank v. Brian J. O'Leary; Case 15-CV-121
Margaret Oleson, 87
Darold Dean Pechacek, 89
Marilyn T. Delander, 84
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Shirley Mae Christenson, 89
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Real Estate Showcase
April 16, 2014
Featured Letter: Let’s turn Lake George into a charming oasis
Michael Page (last week’s letter writer), a proponent of a ‘free’ Kinnickinnick River, asks us to imagine the Kinni without dams, and asks whether we would dam it today. I love wilderness, too, but to see a cascade, Willow River State Park is close enough for me. I’m...
April 16, 2014 - 3:34pm
April 12, 2014
Featured Letter: After my overindulgence, I was left alone, abandoned
River Falls is a place where I’ve always felt safe. It’s a community where people watch out for each other. It’s with this thought that I decided to write and urge the bars downtown to consider changing certain policies. Some friends and I were playing trivia downtown on...
April 12, 2014 - 8:00am
April 4, 2014
Letter: Donation left me speechless
Imagine my surprise when I went to my door late one night and an envelope was wedged between the doors of my home. The envelope was already...
April 4, 2014 - 9:50am
March 27, 2014
Letter: Time is running out, so enroll for insurance now
The federal health insurance exchange, called the Health Insurance Marketplace, provides most Wisconsin residents with financial assistance when purchasing insurance. If you are still without health insurance, please take action now! If you don’t purchase insurance by the...
March 27, 2014 - 4:04pm
March 14, 2014
Letter; We can restore river, falls to their former glory
March 1 marked seven years since my father-in-law, Bruce Foster, “fostered out.” He was a remarkable man, and I miss him. He was passionate...
March 14, 2014 - 10:54am
March 7, 2014
Letter: All aspects of young coach point to the word: Winner
The foundation is being set for River Falls High School wrestling to be a dominant team in western Wisconsin as well as the entire state once again. I coached with two Hall-of-Fame caliber coaches in Spring Valley’s Carter Turner and our own River Falls Dave Brandvold. With...
March 7, 2014 - 9:05am
February 28, 2014
Letter: Won’t forget your generosity
Thank you to the kind couple (as well as others who stopped to help) who waited with me until help arrived when I was stuck in a snow drift on Radio Drive Friday evening, Feb. 21. You were on your way to dinner at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club and felt it more important to wait with...
February 28, 2014 - 8:53am
February 7, 2014
Letter: Volunteers give meaning to this program’s name
Holding people accountable with heartfelt passion takes courage. That is exactly what the volunteers of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program do each time they share their talents, knowledge and personal stories. In 2013, SCVRJP documented 3,236 hours of volunteer...
February 7, 2014 - 9:18am
December 13, 2013
Letter: Babies coming, our family needs some loving help
I am writing to announce a triple blessing surprise to our community. Lindsey DuBois and husband Herve, parents of Gianni 11, Bella 6,...
December 13, 2013 - 2:04pm
November 15, 2013
Letter: What a gift: U.S. flag
It was gratifying, as a military veteran, to see increased numbers of residences, businesses and government offices flying/displaying the U.S. flag on Veterans Day. Just a thought to add: Perhaps a good gift idea for the holiday season would be to purchase a flag and/or the mounting...
November 15, 2013 - 9:15am
Letter: Don’t overlook these hateful public expressions
We are writing to you about a hate crime that has been occurring in Martell. Stop signs have been defaced with Nazi Swastikas. Not only is destroying public property a misdemeanor, but the swastikas enhance the punishment with jail time and a $10,000 fine. Wisconsin Statutes are...
November 15, 2013 - 9:09am
November 8, 2013
Letter: Give gifts for veterans
The annual Christmas Gift Shop, sponsored by the American Legion auxiliary Unit 121 River Falls, will be held at Freeman’s Drug Store from Nov. 2 through Nov. 27 and is again seeking donations of new items for hospitalized veterans at the Minneapolis VA Hospital to give as gifts...
November 8, 2013 - 10:01am
Letter: Readers equal winners
Some people say that reading real books is a thing of the past. The annual AAUW Book Sale seems to prove otherwise. During two weeks in October, $1,400 was raised for scholarships and fellowships, thanks to the generous people at Funktion Junktion in downtown River Falls...
November 8, 2013 - 8:57am
November 1, 2013
Letter: Need help to identify, recognize these people
When the Meyer Middle School building was the high school, there were a number of trees planted on the east side in memory of students who had passed away. As the years have passed the plaques by the trees have been lost, broken or the inscriptions have worn away. While it may...
November 1, 2013 - 10:35am
October 17, 2013
Letter: Rifle use clarification
In last week’s Journal I was quoted as saying that Only shotguns would be legal in Metro Hunting Zones like 60M. I was referencing a DNR Fall Hunting newsletter. Now, according to the DNR “hotline,” rifles are legal to use statewide starting Nov 1. No exception is made...
October 17, 2013 - 10:35am