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UPDATE: Iowa woman dies of injuries suffered in Hwy. 63 head-on
Deal reached to lease bar for school conversion
Police stop fight after ‘rear naked choke hold;’ nab male shoplifter with a woman’s red coat
St. Croix Drug Task Force makes huge pot bust
UPDATE: Minnesota man killed in Highway 65 crash south of Roberts
crime and courts
Frisbie All-American, again
Wildcat gymnasts soar
Wild Side: Hunting scarce and elusive pheasants
Wildcat boys top B-W in home opener
Wild Side: Change of pace: Deer Hunting in the Banana Belt
Sweet competition: See library gingerbread contest entries
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 19-21
Video: St. Bridget's School Christmas concert
These club members want kids to know that ‘Bird is the Word’
Christmas spirit for the Free Clinic, take three
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 1/8/15 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 1/6/15 Town Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Property Tax Payments - Pierce & St. Croix Counties
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/5/15 Special Meeting - Renaissance Bldg. Lease
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: Ordinance 2014-04 - Implements of Husbandry
Virginia Rodli, 101
Glen L. Bottolfson, 69
Timothy Teeter, 54
M. Jeremy Stowall, 85
Gerald A. Lee, 75
Days Gone By: 1954 McKahan fire
Column: Getting into the holiday spirit with ‘A Christmas Carol’
Days Gone By: Brownies 1974
Get Out! Deals
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
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 2, 2013
Meet Tasha in River Falls April 4
Survivor, Believer, Fighter, Inspiration, a young woman loving life - describing Tasha Schuh is not an easy task. She was in a theater accident in 1997 that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Tasha is now an inspirational speaker traveling and sharing her story of overcoming...
health / life
April 2, 2013 - 1:16pm
"From Denmark to Wisconsin" author at RFPL April 9
AAUW member Helen Stoltz-Wood will discuss the "how to" of her family history book "From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family-Two Ships 1641-2011"...
family / life
April 2, 2013 - 9:46am
April 1, 2013
Little Free Library stewards needed
The Leadership River Falls class of 2013 will be placing six Little Free Libraries throughout the River Falls community. The class is currently...
April 1, 2013 - 12:27pm
March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of...
columns / life
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm