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Pierce County sheriff's blotter: Job-site thefts, Ellsworth fire
Home visit leads to felony charges against Prescott couple
St. Croix County towns slated for broadband funding
Wisconsin roundup: After winter’s sucker punch, concerns turn to melting snow; more state news stories
City moves forward with Glen Park plans
crime and courts
Say it ain't snow!
Netters squeeze in a win
UWRF to host girls' hoops camps
Track sweeps Mustang Open
RF netters open with win
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/25/18 Coffee with Superintendent
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/23/18 Board Re-Organizational Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/23/18 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS RURAL FIRE ASSOC: 4/25/18 Annual Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Initial Resolution: Bonds- Parks & Public Grounds
Stockholm Pie Company celebrates both a ten-year anniversary and grand opening
Hudson Physicians welcomes Greg Barlow, PA-C
UW-River Falls annual colt sale set for May 5
Fresh ideas for area business owners offered through workshop
Travis named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-River Falls
Place a Business Announcement
Stephen C. Vorwald
Cheryl Ann McCarten
James R. Knippel
Leola Catherine Marek
Delphine Rose Johnson
Rich O'Connor- April 3rd
Bob Feidler for County Supervisor
Mike Thompson for School Board
Out in Leftfield column: The soundtrack of my life
Sarah Nigbor column: Finding my roots, and Finnish ones at that
Arts Minded column: It's almost Gala time!
From this Perch: The Palmetto Bug Stomper*
Woodworking column: Missed my first deadline
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March 12, 2018
Superintendent column: The speed of trust
The School District of River Falls is holding a facility improvement referendum on April 3. School board members know they represent student and taxpayer interests in all their work. If you would like to individually discuss referendum details, I encourage you to contact me or any...
March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Another fishing addiction
After six weeks in Florida where it was unseasonably cool but pleasant, Carol and I returned home and had to acclimate to winter again. Now we...
February 12, 2018 - 11:21am
February 11, 2018
Superintendent column: District holds referendum information forums
In the coming weeks there will be a wealth of information available to the public related to two School District of River Falls facility referendum questions on the April 3 ballot. Next week an informational brochure will be mailed to all residents which outlines the details of the...
February 11, 2018 - 7:49am
February 6, 2018
Wild Side column: Where tides set the stage
There's not a lot to do in Suwannee, Fla., that doesn't involve going out on the water and fishing. Each evening we consult the tide chart to...
February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 15, 2018
Where land and rivers meet the sea
Large floodplain rivers and salt marshes are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. There's an explosion of life where the Lower...
January 15, 2018 - 11:25am
January 14, 2018
Benson column:Montessori is one of 4 RF public elementary schools
The School District of River Falls has four elementary schools—Montessori, Greenwood, Westside, and Rocky Branch. All four are public schools; although the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary (RFPME) is a "charter" school, it should not be confused with other private charter...
January 14, 2018 - 8:00am
January 8, 2018
Wilcox column: Walking among the swamp things
Although we aren't freezing our faces off in Cedar Key, Florida, the northern Gulf Coast is rather chilly for this time of year. Air from the brutally cold north has found its way here. High temperatures are barely into the 60's with colder days forecasted for this week. Water temperatures...
January 8, 2018 - 9:33pm
December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
December 10, 2017
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible...
December 10, 2017 - 8:00am
November 20, 2017
Weird weather we're having. Can we move on from climate change denial?
I've often wondered how people deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming, weather world-wide is getting weird and...
November 20, 2017 - 2:02pm
November 10, 2017
The nose knows: Olfactory perception in animals
The great jazzman and comedian Jimmy Durante was known for his schnozzola, a huge zucchini of a proboscis. He said "Da nose knows." Despite his...
November 10, 2017 - 12:19pm
October 25, 2017
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 23, 2017
Viewpoint: District needs the community's input
In February 2015 the School District of River Falls collaborated with 80 citizens to establish the framework for a new five-year District Strategic Plan that became known as "Renewing Our Promise" (2015-20). As part of this vision, our community put forth a call for the establishment...
October 23, 2017 - 2:06pm
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
October 8, 2017
Jamie Benson column: Focus and approach matters
Given the recent debate over professional athletes kneeling during the national anthem, it seems like a good time to share a few observations and to reflect on a few teachable moments to share with our children. First, focus matters and so does the approach. If the NFL player purpose...
October 8, 2017 - 8:24pm