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River Falls Journal
Drivers, if you see orange cones, put down the phones
Roadrunners: Count on it, they will be back
DMV: If you don’t have an ID to vote, start the process now
Wisconsin roundup: Despite more crashes, few seek return to 65 on interstate; Dunn county fatal investigated; eight more state news stories
One more time: Sirens to blare
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
High school Hall of Fame will add new inductees
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
Featured photo: Hummingbird
Bags for Burke fundraiser: 'It's our turn to let her heal'
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Marjorie J. LaDuke, 82,
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Real Estate Showcase
July 20, 2015
Days Gone By: Battle between ‘wets’ and ‘drys’ raged on and on
Unfortunately for the “drys,” their 1888 victory was fleeting. At the next election, even though they were strongly backed by the Journal...
July 20, 2015 - 4:07pm
January 15, 2014
Bob Burrows: In the Front Row: The knee bone's connected to...what!?
I didn’t know whether to be flattered or disgusted when the doctor told me, “Yours is the biggest I’ve ever seen!” I was sitting in...
January 15, 2014 - 4:08pm
July 5, 2012
Woodworking: Here's literature to liberate your mind
Back in the Middle Ages when I was a kid, literature majors had to plough through anthologies of American Literature and read colonial poems...
July 5, 2012 - 10:27am
November 4, 2009
District's H1N1 findings show improvement in student attendance, good parental efforts
I am certain that you are all very concerned about the status of H1N1 influenza (swine flu), so I thought I would give you an update on its impact on our school district in this week's column. Our school nurse Charlotte Sortedahl and I have met with and stay in close contact with...
November 4, 2009 - 3:11pm
October 30, 2009
Days Gone By
10 YEARS AGO, NOV. 4, 1999 A college student was fined after his experiment with the "flare effect" of spraying cologne and using a cigarette lighter at the same time caused a fire alarm to go off and firefighters called to the dorm.
October 30, 2009 - 1:58am
October 9, 2009
Wild Side: Young hunters learn and bag some birds
On a foggy and cool Saturday morning in late September the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever held the 20th annual dog trial at the Brian...
October 9, 2009 - 1:03am
June 3, 2009
Arts Minded: Summertime favorites are back
Over the Kinni and through the woods, on the UW-River Falls campus, is the Wall Amphitheater, beloved by Tuesday evening outdoor concert goers. This summer, however, only the first two or three concerts, on June 2 and 9 and possibly June 16, will be held there, owing to renovations...
June 3, 2009 - 10:58am
May 29, 2009
Wood Working: Seeds or skins? Just part of the Great Potato Debate
In these parlous times, it's a great day when matters of a financial nature go your way. In the past few months my retirement account has been bombarded, thanks to the jackals of Wall Street. My wife hasn't done too well either.
May 29, 2009 - 3:28pm
April 10, 2009
Wood Working: Much is revealed reading between the lines of history
Last week I wrote about Jim Farmer loaning me his father's copy of "A History of Northern Wisconsin," published in 1881. It was interesting because it contained data on my hometown, including prosperous citizens who paid to have their names mentioned, who are no longer remembered...
April 10, 2009 - 1:14am
March 13, 2009
Woodworking: You can't say my seed catalog's not sweet and useful
Author Verlyn Klinkenborg ("Making Hay" and "The Last Fine Time") grew up in Iowa before he became famous. Now he teaches at Harvard and writes op-ed pieces for The New York Times. Recently he wrote encouraging readers to plant home gardens in the face of the current depression,...
March 13, 2009 - 8:46am
August 22, 2008
Column: No change in sight for this election
Back in March, the Journal posted an online poll question that asked readers to: "Rate your current interest in the 2008 presidential race." Roughly 50% of respondents said they either just wanted the campaigns to be over or didn't have any interest at all. That was over four months...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Been Thinking: Two special entries on my bucket list
Two weeks ago Journal reporter Debbie Griffin shared a vividly written column about her dramatic first-time-ever sky-diving experience with readers. The chance to fall out of an airplane had been a thoughtful birthday gift from her husband. He knew it was one of the entries on her...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Woodworking: My small-town family java war was mercifully short-lived
I read recently in the Journal that that all retail spaces on the ground floor of the new hotel complex on Spring and Main street have been spoken for and that the owner decided not to put in a coffee shop. That makes sense because we've got lots of them right now and, if you've...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Second Thoughts: If he looks like us, he must be ours
She studied the baby's picture carefully and then said the right thing: "He looks like you." But the woman sees me regularly, and she isn't likely to be called to account by little Will's other grandparents, whom she doesn't know. A couple weeks ago my son asked me to bring some...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
Woodworking: Tales of the rich and famous, Italian style
We're back from our trip to England, but more of that in subsequent columns. Suffice it to say we had a wonderful time, but we never ran into anyone famous, like Prince Philip or Tony Blair or even Maggie Smith. Such was not the case several years ago, when we spent a week in...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am