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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
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 30, 2013
Letter: This sharing concept is so cool
I'm passing along a lovely discovery right here in River Falls. Our family discovered a "Little Free Library" box built just a few houses down on our very own street.
opinion / letters
May 30, 2013 - 1:01pm
May 29, 2013
New book features day hiking trails
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in...
outdoors / life
May 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
May 28, 2013
Library sign goes digital
Drivers on Main Street may have noted the addition of the new River Falls Public Library sign. The digital sign became operational Wednesday,...
government / business /
May 28, 2013 - 8:26am
May 23, 2013
Leadership group cultivates literacy
The 12-member Chamber of Commerce-sponsored group Leadership River Falls got busy Thursday, May 16, building for its civic-service project and...
news / business /
May 23, 2013 - 11:17am
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of...
columns / life
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
Wood Working: Fate of the world a matter of territorial perspective
The Atlantic Monthly is now 156 years old and still hanging in there. Little wonder. It's still a fine magazine and usually comes up with enough fun stuff to keep a shallow thrill seeker like me amused. In the last issue the editors asked a bunch of famous people "What day most...
opinion / columns
May 16, 2013 - 4:07pm
May 2, 2013
Woodworking: Readers: Don't pass up this book of letters
Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I'm concerned about all the tweeting and blogging and electronic means of communication that goes on these days. It's dangerous because everyone seems to be doing it while driving high-powered automobiles, but that's not my worry. I wonder about what will...
opinion / columns
May 2, 2013 - 1:09pm
April 30, 2013
Third graders crack the book on imagination
"Pippi Longstocking," "Little House on the Prairie," and "Because of Winn Dixie" are the latest reads for a local book club started by a group of Greenwood Elementary School third graders -- Emily Odegard, Lily Mason, Emma Creen, Chloe Grenzow, Lily Schartau, and Olivia Usgaard. Started...
April 30, 2013 - 8:32am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm