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Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Tech college alumni invited to become mentors
UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Wisconsin roundup: Trump's 'Thank You Tour' comes to Wisconsin Tuesday; tuition hike ahead for some UW students; 6 more state news stories
crime and courts
Falcons open final season at Karges with wins
Dan Wilcox Wild Side: Trimbelle River Conservation Area expands with partners
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter’s majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota’s backcountry
Wildcat volleyball falls in state quarterfinals
Watch Wildcat volleyball live at state
River Falls Public Library hosts open house
Overnight snows make Sunday fun for some
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 2-4
Check out band concert next Thursday on campus
Day after Thanksgiving means it's River Dazzle
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 12/13/16 Council Meeting Agenda
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/25/16 Special Meeting Minutes
AMENDED FORECLOSURE: HSBC Bank v. Natalie R. Overbye; Case No. 12-CV-152
Joan Ellen Bougie, 79
Audrey Cernohous, 78
Kenneth A. Lundberg, 84
Featured letter to the editor: Here's why I am so thankful for my dad
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
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Featured letter to the editor: Character found at the Falls Theater
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Real Estate Showcase
March 11, 2011
Letter: Democrats fight to keep union money
Money talks, but it don't sing and dance, and it don't walk...and that's exactly what the 14 fugitive Senate Democrats are worried about -- the millions of dollars that they might lose from union contributions if they come back to Wisconsin. Yes, we should start the recall process...
March 11, 2011 - 1:10pm
February 24, 2011
Letter: Union tactics reflect mob mentality
Tony Soprano -- and other mob bosses -- would be proud of the Wisconsin union leaders devoted to intimidating the taxpaying public this week. Thug tactics, childish antics, and intimidation are par for the course, and apparently acceptable, when union members and non-critical thinking...
February 24, 2011 - 8:54am
February 10, 2011
Letter: What happened to preserving farmland in Mann Valley?
The Jan. 27 Journal informed us about the city's decision to purchase land in Mann Valley for a future industrial park. Wasn't it only 10 years ago that the community decided to trade land purchased for a new high school with the university, so that the university farm could be...
February 10, 2011 - 4:50am
February 3, 2011
Letter: Claims school data doesn't always compute
When I first started investigating the proposed $39-million school referendum, I was reminded several times by Superintendent Westerhaus that "Brighter Minds" had been preparing this referendum for several years. Well, that might be comforting for some, I guess.
February 3, 2011 - 9:43am
Letter: Help for homeless was stupendous
I like to close my Christmas letters with the phrase, "Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year." Thanks to the generosity of almost 400 individuals and organizations throughout Pierce and St. Croix counties, 2011 will be happy and healthy for a number of homeless families in our...
February 3, 2011 - 9:25am
February 2, 2011
Edict: State requires new road signs
The Clifton Town Board learned at its Feb. 1 regular meeting that it will have to pay to buy and install all new, better-to-read road signs. Wisconsin is making all towns do this. The work must be done in a year. Town Board Chairman Leroy Peterson told the supervisors that the new...
February 2, 2011 - 1:08pm
January 27, 2011
Letter: Time to repair the damage
During the 2008 presidential campaign, I dreamt that Barack Obama had become president and was knowingly -- or unknowingly -- destroying the United States of America. Thankfully I've never been overly prophetic. Rarely has anything that I've dreamt ever come true. I also don't believe...
January 27, 2011 - 9:27am
January 13, 2011
Letter: School referendum: Questions assumption of student growth
As a mother with three children in the River Falls public school system, I'm all about the kids, just like everyone else who values our community's children. But the desire to see our children succeed academically shouldn't be predicated on spending millions of dollars on unnecessary...
January 13, 2011 - 4:16pm
Letter: Accountable for free speech
It's true that progressives and left-leaners can be as wild as March hares, but the numbers of right-wing mad hatters are swelling. Add to this mix, the zealots lathering up their minions with hate language, all the while denying any responsibility for their "free speech." What's...
January 13, 2011 - 2:25pm
January 5, 2011
Clifton: Fire bill reverts back to resident's responsibility
A town of Clifton man thought he was off the hook for a $700 fire bill. And he was for a month. But Tuesday night, Jan. 4, the Clifton Town Board reversed last month's decision to cover the bill and said the man would have to pay it after all. Town Board Chairman LeRoy Peterson said...
January 5, 2011 - 4:30pm
December 30, 2010
Letter: School debate is good; referendum plan is not
If the River Falls taxpayers are just itching to pass the upcoming $39-million school referendum this April, could we at least buy bleacher seats that have backrests? You parents who spend hour after hour sitting on gym bleachers know what I'm talking about! O.K. I'm just joking....
December 30, 2010 - 9:15am
December 29, 2010
Census offers look at RF area, state population
Census data released Dec. 21 confirms that Wisconsin will keep all its congressional seats in the U.S. House and that its population has grown...
December 29, 2010 - 9:53am
December 8, 2010
Rural man says "no" to RF fire bill
Clifton resident Richard Lee told the Town Board at its Dec. 7 meeting he was only doing the right thing by reporting a fire that he couldn't put out in a ditch near his property. As a result, he was miffed to get a bill later in the mail from the fire department for $700. At the...
December 8, 2010 - 4:06pm
November 6, 2010
Letter: School referendum: I vote for Plan C
Something really got my attention recently. It was an article in the Journal reporting that in April 2011 the River Falls school district taxpayers will be asked to vote on an almost $39 million school referendum. I'm wondering if other people in the community are just becoming aware...
November 6, 2010 - 2:12am
November 4, 2010
Clifton embraces comprehensive plan
At its regular meeting Wednesday night, the Clifton Town Board OK'd a resolution to adopt a comprehensive, long-range plan that will cover these areas: Transportation, housing, utilities and community facilities; growth trends; population census; farming and natural resources; economic...
November 4, 2010 - 10:20am