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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Featured photo: Lake George
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
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