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River Falls Journal
Bill Parks for Pierce County Sheriff fundraiser
Extra Spring turkey permit sales will be reduced due to tough winter conditions
Two Wisconsin National Guard units deploying to Afghanistan
City moves forward with Hoffman Park storm shelter plans
Open house to show off Kinnic Health and Rehab's new look
crime and courts
Champs at Colfax
Wild Side: Strange but familiar forms of water
Wild Side: Homeland security air force in peril
Falcon women win WIAC hockey title
LGBTA choir to perform at UW-River Falls
Rescued dogs need help; so does helping organization
Creativity brings lightheartedness to harsh winter
Spring Gala to support our animal friends
RF Ambasaadors seeking 2014 candidates
arts and entertainment
Richard A. "Dick" Farmer, 60
Edythe L. Benedict, 100
Bernard Sherman Grant, 95
Dorothy M. Owen, 94
Editorial: Sign of spring? Or something else?
Letter: All aspects of young coach point to the word: Winner
Editorial: Helping to shape, define our community
Letter: Won’t forget your generosity
Editorial: Punishment should fit messes left behind
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 3/17/14 Planning Commission Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/12/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 3/17/14 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: Road Weight Restrictions
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 3/27/14 Hearing - Kristine Levine, Variance
March 29, 2013
Wild Side: Trip to the tropics causes self-induced thermal shock
Carol and I have enjoyed winter escapes to the tropics of Central America for more than 20 years. This year we had another great time in Belize....
sports / outdoors
March 29, 2013 - 10:25am
March 27, 2013
Assemblyman proposes woodchuck-hunting season
Woodchucks would no longer be a protected species in Wisconsin under a bill that's being drafted by a state Assembly Republican. De Pere Representative Andre Jacque proposes a hunting season for woodchucks that would run from March through December. Hunters and trappers could take...
March 27, 2013 - 12:13pm
March 14, 2013
UPDATED: Complex clean-up efforts ongoing at site of fatal truck crash into Red Cedar
The difficult and dangerous cleanup of chemicals from the Red Cedar River at Menomonie continued Thursday with cleanup crews making significant progress, the state Department of Natural Resources reports. Underwater video shows fish swimming above the debris field at the bottom of...
news / outdoors / accidents
March 14, 2013 - 4:18pm
Wild Side: enjoying a regular winter
The snow stopped falling in the morning on Valentines' Day, some blue sky appeared between the clouds and the trees sparkled with a new coating of snow. After a breakfast watching the birds at the feeder we put on snowshoes and hiked around. It was a beautiful scene with all the...
sports / outdoors
March 14, 2013 - 12:47pm
Boyhood dream goes airborne as reality
There is nothing quite so intriguing as watching a bird of prey soar through the sky. For area falconer Jordan Jones, a UW-River Falls student...
March 14, 2013 - 9:04am
March 1, 2013
Preschool classes at Willow River
A preschool program on squirrels and chipmunks will be presented at the Willow River State Park Nature Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursday, March 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The classes are free, but vehicle admission fees apply.
education / outdoors / life
March 1, 2013 - 10:37am
Report shows tribe's water-quality issues
As state senators debate a proposed northern Wisconsin mine, a new report says an Indian tribe that fears pollution from the mine has other water-quality problems of its own. The federal EPA says the Bad River tribe near Ashland has had dozens of water quality violations at its...
business / / outdoors
March 1, 2013 - 10:06am
Letter: The undiscovered country: It's not far from home
Kinnickinnic State Park off Highway F southwest of River Falls is one of the area's best-kept secrets. I cross-country skied there Sunday through the beauty of forests and fields with an eagle gliding overhead. A number of trails (over four miles of them) are groomed for classic...
opinion / letters / outdoors
March 1, 2013 - 9:10am
February 27, 2013
Wild Side: Maps help us dream
We look forward to future expeditions, whether it's over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house, a vacation in the tropics, or a...
sports / outdoors / columns
February 27, 2013 - 2:15pm
Alcohol played a part in majority of 2013 snowmobile deaths
Once again this winter, alcohol is the major reason that people dying in Wisconsin snowmobile crashes. There have been 16 deaths this season, and the D-N-R's Gary Eddy says at least 12 have involved alcohol. A year ago, there were only 10 total snowmobile deaths in the Badger State...
accidents / outdoors
February 27, 2013 - 11:59am
State's deer "czar" asks hunters for input
Wisconsinites are being asked to share their ideas for carrying out the "Deer Czar's" recommendations. The DNR will hold seven public meetings at UW Stevens Point to get input from hunters and others interested in how the state's deer herd should be managed. They'll be asked to...
outdoors / government
February 27, 2013 - 11:57am
Troop 54 attends Klondike event
Troop 54 Webelos from River Falls attended an Eagle River District Klondike event in North Hudson on Feb. 2, participating in first aid, tomahawk...
outdoors / education
February 27, 2013 - 11:23am
February 26, 2013
UPDATED: Injured snowmobiler in serious condition
Joshua W. Brookshaw, 37, of rural Ellsworth, was transported directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Tuesday after he lost control of his snowmobile and was ejected. Pierce County Chief Deputy Jason Matthys provided the victim's name and age later Tuesday morning. In an...
outdoors / news / accidents
February 26, 2013 - 7:55am
February 25, 2013
Prescott man hurt in snowmobile crash
A 40-year-old Prescott man was said to have suffered a lower back injury Saturday night when he lost control of his snowmobile after hitting a bump in the trail, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Matthew Krech was transported by ambulance from the county trail...
outdoors / accidents / news
February 25, 2013 - 7:47am
February 13, 2013
Wolf hunt draws lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Interior Department. The lawsuit asks courts to put Upper Midwest grey wolves back on the federal endangered species list. It said...
February 13, 2013 - 11:35am