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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
Police Beat: Store employees try to detain drunk driver
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
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
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
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
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
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
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
June 7, 2013
Artsminded: Saying goodbye and wishing you well
Let us first say goodbye to two professional women who have wonderfully served the arts in the River Falls area for several years. Jera Terreng...
June 7, 2013 - 10:25am
A lifetime of learning has taught me this...
My final work days in our district are quickly passing, and by the end of June, my "going to school ever since I was five years old" will come...
June 7, 2013 - 10:19am
Reporting road starts, ends in River Falls
The adage "time flies when you're having fun" rings true for me as I wrap up eight years of reporting in River Falls. A happy kind of job-location...
June 7, 2013 - 9:16am
Wood Working: From religion to grub, zealots seize control
When I was a kid the old timers used to call me "Deacon" because my great grandfather and namesake was a very serious pillar of the church. One who was not always successful in his efforts to evangelize sinners.
June 7, 2013 - 9:11am
May 23, 2013
Days Gone By
10 YEARS AGO, MAY 22, 2003 Glen Park pool was set to open Memorial Day weekend, announced Parks and Rec Director Cindy Danke. She said a new...
May 23, 2013 - 8:08am
May 17, 2013
Your Schools: Finances: The 411 on the 1,2,3s
As the director of finance and facilities at the School District of River Falls, I wanted to take some time to share facts and insights into...
May 17, 2013 - 9:26am
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
Wood Working: Fate of the world a matter of territorial perspective
The Atlantic Monthly is now 156 years old and still hanging in there. Little wonder. It's still a fine magazine and usually comes up with enough...
May 16, 2013 - 4:07pm
May 2, 2013
Days Gone By: May 2, 2013
20 YEARS AGO, MAY 6, 1993 River Falls Hospital's Sharon Whalen and Cheryl Passe were named chairs of the annual River Falls Days celebratio...
May 2, 2013 - 1:47pm
Woodworking: Readers: Don't pass up this book of letters
Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I'm concerned about all the tweeting and blogging and electronic means of communication that goes on these days. It's...
May 2, 2013 - 1:09pm
April 25, 2013
Woodworking: Immigration pundits: Learn from Grandma Elsie Moren
Serendipity -- The making of pleasant discoveries by accident. --Oxford Dictionary I ran into serendipity the other morning after listening...
April 25, 2013 - 1:33pm
April 22, 2013
Your Schools: Insights into people half way around the world
As I wrote about last month, spring break this year found me flying United Airlines for 14 hours to Shanghai, China, as a member of a week-long...
April 22, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 11, 2013
Wood Working: Writer's short stature powered a biting wit that spared no one
Forty-seven years ago today, British author Evelyn Waugh died at his home in Combe Florey, Somerset. The photographer Cecil Beaton surmised that...
April 11, 2013 - 2:33pm
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm