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Who can blame her for dreaming of a White Christmas?
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
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
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
Letter: Reading program gave us everything we could have asked for
Our February calendar was filled with the River Falls Reads activities provided by our public library staff, foundation and volunteers. The Civil War exhibit was first class, very informative and professionally done. We read Pulitzer-awarded "Killer Angels," an account of the...
opinion / letters
March 22, 2013 - 10:52am
March 14, 2013
Writer's tour includes stop at UW-River Falls
Arthur Phillips, a Minnesota native and author of the new novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," a New York Times Notable Book selection, will be in River Falls at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book and the creative writing process. Phillips will appear on the UWRF campus...
March 14, 2013 - 3:10pm
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 7, 2013
This author becomes one with subjects
Wearing a snorkel mask and jumping into a pond, local children's book writer Rick Chrustowski gets face-to-face with the animals that dot the...
March 7, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 2, 2013
Got Peeps? Diorama entries due March 14
3rd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest: Another helping of fun -- show off your creativity, and your ability to make anything relate to marshmallow...
events / life
March 2, 2013 - 10:26am
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur Miller's...
columns / life
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur...
columns / life
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am