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Testing to begin at new CVTC outdoor burn area
Helping your kids thrive in a digital age
UW-River Falls assistant professor awarded one of first Alfalfa Research Initiative Grants
'I thought I was going to lose my life,' MN woman recalls violent teen relationship
Standing up against hate
crime and courts
Netters tested in opener
Four aces at RFGC
Two Falcons earn USTFCCA honors
Wildcats edged on last second field goal
Something special here: Forde drawn back to RF to teach, coach
A never ending death spiral: SV Health & Rehab faces closure
John Doar History Trail celebration kicks off Thursday
It’s not too late to save SV Health and Rehab Center
Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby results
Les Izmoore to perform Aug. 24 in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/17 Hearing re: Amend Cracked Barrel Winery Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: For Sale by Bid - Abandoned Vehicles
TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/5/17 Hearing re: Rezone Request
PROBATE ORDER: Janine M. Ringdahl Estate; Case No. 17PR43
Yvonne Meents, 86
John Dusek, 72
Patrick D. Baumgartner, 74
Lucille M. Strom, 93
Roger E. Miner, Sr., 78
Letters: Twitter is NOT the platform; Water protection needs to be revisited
Woodworking: Pork! The other white meat
Viewpoint: Thank you, Wisconsin, for the beautiful gift
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
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July 25, 2017
Willow River State Park receives rare opportunity
Thanks to an AmeriCorps Volunteer grant, the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering a full time paid position designed to expand volunteer participation in park activities. The search is on for the right person. Could it be you? Someone you know?
July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 14, 2017
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Arts Minded In 2016, it appeared the 50th anniversary of UW-River Falls' Commissioned Composer Program would be its last. Fortunately, despite worrisome budget cuts, the program — the most enduring of its kind in America — has survived the chopping block.
March 14, 2017 - 5:31pm
January 8, 2017
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
In 1870, a group of citizens from Pierce and St. Croix counties petitioned the Wisconsin Legislature to locate the next state normal school in River Falls. Voters from the towns of River Falls, Clifton, Troy and Kinnickinnic requested the authority to vote a tax of $20,000 to make...
January 8, 2017 - 5:00am
January 1, 2017
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for families. It is also historically one of busiest times for nursing home and assisted...
January 1, 2017 - 5:00am
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