Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
Two cops, administrative aide gone from Prescott department
PHOTOS: Solar eclipse 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Clouds, rain expected to hide eclipse in state; Evers to announce gubernatorial run; 7 more state news stories
Local bars win 'brown jug' case, donate to food shelf
City approves permit for town of RF sand mine
crime and courts
Two Falcons earn USTFCCA honors
Wildcats edged on last second field goal
Something special here: Forde drawn back to RF to teach, coach
Fish wrap: Season ends at the hands of Sparta
Cats ready for some football
Area students perform at Shell Lake Arts Center
Library, UWRF make eclipse plans
Pepper Fest schedule rounding into form
Take a stagecoach for El Paso Days
New Richmond family helping trauma victims in Iraq
arts and entertainment
River Falls: 090517 GAVIN REZONE
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/21/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 8/22/17 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/21/17 Planning Commission Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/21/17 Regular Board Meeting
Patrick D. Baumgartner, 74
Yvonne Meents, 86
John Dusek, 72
Lucille M. Strom, 93
Roger E. Miner, Sr., 78
Viewpoint: Thank you, Wisconsin, for the beautiful gift
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
Viewpoint: Working for you
'Loving us' pow wow encourages recovery
Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
January 30, 2015
Featured letter: Pick a diet that can work for a lifetime
A Ketogenic diet (high fat, low carb) may be effective for weight loss, for some people. However, ample scientific evidence indicates that high carbohydrate diets are also effective for weight loss. Several well-designed studies published in prominent journals, such as The New...
January 30, 2015 - 9:21am
January 1, 2015
Featured letter: Even if not hunting, be aware of the seasons
The Wisconsin gun deer season in the special western Wisconsin metro zone recently closed. River Falls is part of the metro zone. In all cases hunters certainly must know their target and what lies beyond, but non-hunters who enjoy the outdoors should be aware of hunting dates...
January 1, 2015 - 6:00am
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