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‘Green day’ on the Kinni for Montessori students
Finance Committee OKs $8 million for Willow River dam
No bus needed for this field trip
End of an era for River Falls public safety
DNR: Eagle killed in St. Croix County was shot
crime and courts
Wild Side: Delicious fungus among us
New running club for young girls is looking for helpers
Wildcats clinch first ever BRC baseball title
Hudson boys, River Falls girls win BRC track titles
Wildside: Catching crafty crappies
Fun with Ole and Lena
Weekend Happenings May 29-31
2015 Pierce County Fair: Be an open-class exhibitor
Help those in Nepal by checking out this garage sale
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/4/15 Land Use Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/1/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 6/4/15 Board of Review Notice
TOWN OF CLIFTON: Noxious Weeds Notice
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 2015-16 Liquor License Renewals
David A. Bohatta, 65
C. Les Gaylord, 87
Virginia Rodli, 101
Louellyn Wilma Reiss Nestingen
Florence Soares, 97
Days Gone By: Cigar Factory in River Falls
Featured syndicated column: Public tax dollars that go to pay for vouchers brings outcry
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
Get Out! Deals
February 14, 2014
Who will advance in River Falls mayoral primary?
A trio of candidates for mayor will compete in the primary election Tuesday, Feb. 18. A primary will eliminate one so the top two vote getters can move on to the April 1 general election. The three are Dan Toland, current mayor; Don “DR” Richards, former mayor; and Mike Wharton,...
news / government
February 14, 2014 - 8:02am
June 26, 2013
Voted out last spring, Reese regains old council seat
The City Council picked David Reese out of three finalists to fill the open District 3 seat at Tuesday night's meeting. The other two candidates for the position were Luke Score and Rellen Hardtke. The District 3 seat was held by Reese until this past April, when Katie Chaffee defeated...
news / government
June 26, 2013 - 7:57am
June 17, 2013
New council member voted in; eager to start
After hearing from the three finalists for the at-large council position vacated by David Cronk earlier this spring, the City Council selected Dan Gulick to fill the seat Tuesday night. Gulick, who works at Minnesota Rubber & Plastics in River Falls and studied engineering at West...
June 17, 2013 - 9:30am
April 3, 2013
Two council incumbents defeated; Martell write-in wins for chairman
Randy Kusilek and David Reese were knocked off the River Falls City Council in Tuesday's spring election. Katie Chaffee, former mayor of River...
politics / government
April 3, 2013 - 8:42am
February 25, 2010
Your Schools: Teamwork abounds in this city
In my last column, I wrote about the district's process of achieving a favorable bond rating from Standard and Poor's in order to refinance old building bonds at a considerably lower interest rate. I mentioned that the bonding company asked many questions about the community, including...
education / news / columns
February 25, 2010 - 10:48am
December 10, 2009
Editorial: Timing bad for any kind of tax hike
The City Council did the right thing last month by putting off a decision on whether to raise the local lodging tax from 5% to 8%. There's no other way to say this: It's just a lousy time for raising taxes, even if they apply to visitors and travelers staying overnight in River Falls....
opinion / government / politics
December 10, 2009 - 8:45am
November 25, 2009
City approves homeless shelter's permit
River Falls City Council members voted yes at its Nov. 24 meeting to granting a special-use permit to Our Neighbors' Place. The approval enables the new non-profit organization to open an emergency homeless shelter at 235 W. Johnson St. Some members raised the concerns they've been...
news / government
November 25, 2009 - 12:26pm
November 3, 2009
Public hearing to be held for homeless shelter
A proposed overnight homeless shelter for an eight-plex at 235 W. Johnson Street is scheduled to be heard during a public hearing at tonight's (Nov. 3) Plan Commission meeting. The newly created homeless shelter, designed to hold up to five families, is being bought and set up by...
news / politics
November 3, 2009 - 10:42am
October 29, 2009
City Council: Home-occupation law questioned
Park Street resident Marilyn Bostrack said at Tuesday's City Council meeting, "We're here about home occupations." She'd learned that River Falls granted Kinni Kayak a home-occupation permit. It authorizes Tony Pechacek and Greg Lackey to operate the kayak-rental business out...
news / politics
October 29, 2009 - 9:34am
August 7, 2009
One city, one plan
City Administrator Scot Simpson presented the City Council at its July 28 meeting a work plan to participate in organizational goal setting. After starting his job in May, Simpson dug into learning about the city from departmental meetings, its comprehensive plan, the capital improvements...
August 7, 2009 - 1:30am