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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 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
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Real Estate Showcase
July 6, 2016
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Save the milkweed: We can do it Cheryl Maplethorpe town of Clifton On Saturday, June 25, I worked with other Rotary members to pick up litter along Highway 35 north of River Falls. As I walked along the highway I was glad to see so many milkweed plants blooming and about ready...
July 6, 2016 - 5:00am
April 21, 2016
Featured letter: Join me and let's reclaim our democracy
City of River Falls residents have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. That ruling said that corporations, unions, Super PACS, etc., have the rights of persons, that money is speech, and therefore their financial...
April 21, 2016 - 9:52am
February 2, 2016
Featured Letter: Purple coat could just be mine
I’m honored to be a close friend of Dee Nelson. I helped celebrate her 100th birthday at Belle Vinez Winery, town of Clifton, on Dec. 27. Fittingly, I wore my favorite purple wool coat, purchased 26 years ago at Dayton’s Oval Room. As my husband and I entered the beautiful building,...
February 2, 2016 - 2:48pm
January 23, 2016
Featured letter: Feb. 2 – You won’t want to miss this
It was great to read the Journal article the first of the New Year about James Bohn with details about his background here in River Falls and his current position of being the National Anthem singer for all home Minnesota Wild games. As well, it was interesting to read Josh Eidem’s...
January 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Featured Letter: MLK message is deeply felt
The Martin Luther King Breakfast was again a big success. However the work leading up to it and our goal of inclusivity was marred even before the breakfast began. Two posters for the breakfast with a drawing of the face of Martin Luther King were put up on the community board at...
January 23, 2016 - 6:00am
November 19, 2015
Featured Letter: Bravo, ‘Cinderella’
This week's featured letter also includes a change from the print version... "Cinderella" will be playing this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School. I recently enjoyed an amazing performance of the musical "Cinderella" put on by the River...
November 19, 2015 - 9:31am
November 6, 2015
Featured letter: Contagion: Honesty
I stopped in to Dick’s Fresh Market in River Falls this weekend to get a few items, I got what I needed, and went to check out. After checking out, I discovered I had left my wallet at home. The young lady offered to hold my groceries if I wanted to go home and get it. I...
November 6, 2015 - 8:21am
October 23, 2015
Letter to the editor
Anyone wishing to submit a letter to the editor can send it to River Falls Journal Editor Phil Pfuehler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, 2015 - 4:25pm
September 24, 2015
Featured Letter to the Editor: River Falls, it’s time to admit that we have a crisis
Unless you’ve tried to rent recently, you’re probably not aware of the affordable housing crisis that plagues River Falls. Unfortunately for far too many families, River Falls (Pierce and St. Croix counties) has the highest fair market rent rates of anywhere in Wisconsin: $641,...
September 24, 2015 - 6:00am
August 6, 2015
Featured Letter to the Editor: Call this one a trip well worth it
Ten hours in a car doesn’t seem a smart way to spend Sunday – but there we were, Post 121 Commander Jim Miller, Monte Hansen and myself out the door at 6:30 a.m. headed to Kaukauna for the championship game of the American Legion Division AA State baseball tournament. In sweltering...
August 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
February 21, 2015
Featured letter: Ambulance coverage still as good as ever
Recent coverage of the Feb. 3 Clifton Town Board meeting caused me to write. Beginning this year, the city of River Falls entered into an agreement to provide EMS services to the Prescott area. This added Prescott, town of Oak Grove, and the southern half of the town of Clifton...
February 21, 2015 - 6:00am
February 18, 2015
Featured letter to the editor: What is happening to education in Wisconsin?
My niece is a bright, ambitious, hard-working student, a top senior at a rigorous college-prep high school in Minneapolis. Last fall she narrowed her college search to three universities, two in the Wisconsin state system and one in the Minnesota state system. She has been...
February 18, 2015 - 6:00am
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