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River Falls Journal
Highway bridge now surfaced
Rep. Kind plans listening session in RF
Score! River Falls does on standardized tests
River Falls Police sergeant earns FBI training credentials
No-wake boating restriction in effect on St. Croix River
crime and courts
Local deer herd status on agenda at April 14th spring hearings
Youth state bowlers
Falcons beat St. Thomas in 3rd place game at national tourney
Powerlifters third at state
Weekend Happenings: April 18-20
St. Bridget Youth donate $510 to food shelf
Take Back: They are asking you to join them
Click to print coloring contest
Dioramas offer a 'peep' at spring
arts and entertainment
Eva M. Boese, 96
Dorothy H. DeLong, 91
Debra A. Sears, 55
Dr. Raymond V. Anderson, 91
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/22/14 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/21/14 Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 4/21/14 Planning Commission Meeting
RIVER FALLS RURAL FIRE ASSOC.: 1/16/13 Meeting Notice
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/17/14 Cemetery Committee Meeting
Days Gone By:
Featured Letter: Let’s turn Lake George into a charming oasis
Featured Letter: After my overindulgence, I was left alone, abandoned
Letter: Donation left me speechless
Editorial: Without consensus, these big issues will require go-slow approach
April 30, 2013
UPDATE: Man shot by turkey hunter was hit in face, neck
A Stillwater, Minn. man -- an off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Department supervisor -- was struck in the face, neck and shoulder by pellets fired by a White Bear Lake, Minn., man who was hunting in the Town of Somerset early Tuesday, April 30. Sheriff John Shilts said Jerry...
news / outdoors
April 30, 2013 - 11:03am
April 29, 2013
Colt sale: See how they ride
UW-River Falls will hold its 37th annual Colt Sale 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Campus Lab Farm on Wasson Lane. The event begins with a sale preview at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch during which the students can answer questions about the horses. The auction begins at 2 p.m. People...
outdoors / education
April 29, 2013 - 10:03am
Bird fun alights from White Pathway
Anyone not familiar with five-dozen species of birds along the White Pathway can see and learn much more during the third annual International Migratory Bird Day event held rain or shine by the St. Croix Valley Bird Club 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at City Hall, 222 Lewis St....
news / outdoors / events
April 29, 2013 - 9:59am
April 26, 2013
Rain, snow chase away drought
The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that less than 13 percent of Wisconsin is in drought, although at the beginning of 2013, more than 60 percent of the state was in drought. The recent heavy precipitation is keeping some farmers out of the fields. They say they will be okay if they...
April 26, 2013 - 10:56am
Microchip bridges 1,800-mile gap between owner, cat
A cat that showed up on the doorstep of the South Wood County Humane Society has been reunited with its owners in Tucson, Ariz. The 10 year old Siamese cat, Ace, arrived at the organization's front door the morning of April 22 with no tag or note. When volunteers scanned the cat...
outdoors / news / life
April 26, 2013 - 10:54am
April 25, 2013
Wild Side: Phenology has gone wild this spring
T.S. Elliot's poem, The Waste Land, starts, "April is the cruelest month...stirring dull roots with spring rain." Elliot borrowed that theme from the first line of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (translated from Old English), "When April with his showers sweet; The drought...
sports / outdoors
April 25, 2013 - 2:02pm
April 24, 2013
DNR says: Seek and destroy gypsy-moth eggs
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says gypsy moth eggs will start hatching over the next few weeks, so now is the time to find and kill them. The DNR wants homeowners to search trees, houses, firewood piles, play sets and any other outdoor surfaces for the egg masses,...
April 24, 2013 - 3:29pm
Kinni Cleanup a go
After snowy weather forced the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust to postpone its annual spring cleaning event, the garbage-gathering activity was...
news / outdoors
April 24, 2013 - 10:22am
April 22, 2013
'Habitat Handout Day' set for May 4 at Baldwin
BALDWIN - Property owners in Pierce and St. Croix counties interested in making their land wildlife friendly are invited to attend the annual "Habitat Handout Day" and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. The distribution takes place...
news / outdoors
April 22, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 18, 2013
River association hosts author William Souder
The St. Croix River Association will hold its annual Spring Gathering on May 14. Guest speaker will be local distinguished author, William Souder,...
outdoors / life
April 18, 2013 - 9:24am
April 17, 2013
Deer-dressing men face fines
The state DNR says five suburban Milwaukee men who trapped and put a T-shirt on a wild deer could be fined up to $300 each. WTMJ Radio and TV reported this week on a YouTube video from Oak Creek that showed five men create an elaborate trap, wrestle with a deer, then put a shirt...
April 17, 2013 - 11:27am
UPDATE: Weather forces KRLT to postpone Kinni Cleanup
The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust announced the morning of Friday, April 19, that due to the weather, it has postponed the annual cleanup event...
outdoors / news / events
April 17, 2013 - 9:48am
April 11, 2013
Wild Side: Returning sandhill cranes herald spring
On March 27, Carol and I were cleaning up the landing area where logs harvested from our woods had been stockpiled. The ground was frozen and...
sports / outdoors
April 11, 2013 - 3:14pm
Local hunter takes first turkey
Carter Hall, a seventh grader at Meyer Middle School, shot his first turkey during the statewide Spring Youth Turkey Hunt Saturday, April 6. Hall bagged the turkey while hunting east of River Falls. The annual youth turkey hunt is designed to give hunters ages 10-15 an opportunity...
April 11, 2013 - 10:01am
April 10, 2013
Amphibians invade the library
Randy Korb of the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society visited the River Falls Public Library April 6 to share interesting information and his collection of amphibians with area families. About 100 people attended the event which displayed salamanders, tree frogs, toads, and other frog...
education / outdoors
April 10, 2013 - 11:21am