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River Falls' Zimmerman seeks crackdown on distracted driving; 9 more state news stories
High Court upholds state ruling in Troy land dispute
UPDATE: Ellsworth man dies from injuries in Highway 10 crash
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
crime and courts
Herum Cal League HR Derby champ
Meyer Middle Schooler heads to nationals rodeo
Four Wildcats All-BRC
Falcon Roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
RFHS powerlifters to host bench press competition
New director has a big heart for nonprofit, community
How do they do it? Making the perfect cheese curd
Hudson brings talent to Minnesota film
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
River Falls Cheerleading opens for youth
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - New School Buses
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/26/17 Special Meeting re: Board Retreat
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/27/17 Council Meeting Agenda
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/27/17 Liquor Licenses Hearing
TOWN OF TROY: 7/6/17 Plan Commission Meeting
Ruth Afdahl, 82
Corey B. Carlson, 36
Matthias Cremer Putzier
Russell V. Tauferner, 92
Dorothy Esther Johnson, 83
Arts Minded: Developing art scene is inspiring
Library Notes: You should never be without a good book!
Viewpoint: Celebrating Wisconsin's Dairyland
From This Perch column: Fear is the enemy
Woodworking: Students and pets? Try a cat
Real Estate Showcase
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June 9, 2017
Dan Toland column: Charting the course for the future
We always want to hear your thoughts at City Hall. There are two opportunities, one underway and one coming up, that I wanted to tell you about...
June 9, 2017 - 1:38pm
April 11, 2017
Wild Side column: Early spring fishing takes optimism
A month after returning from sunny Florida in early March, I was suffering an open-water fishing deficit. I couldn't resist when my brother-in-law...
April 11, 2017 - 6:20am
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
January 16, 2017
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
From This Perch As a children, my sisters and I were not allowed to use the word "hate." If I came home from school and said something like,"I hate that arithmetic class!", my father would appear and say: "You don't hate it, you dislike it." So then I'd say, weakly, "OK, I dislike...
January 16, 2017 - 5:00am
July 24, 2016
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
New York Times bestselling novelist Jacqueline West, a River Falls native who lives in Red Wing, Minn., has recently published her first venture into “Young Adult” Fiction. Her previous bestsellers were aimed at a slightly younger audience. I've just finished reading her new effort,...
July 24, 2016 - 6:00am
May 25, 2016
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
In April 1966 DeWayne Meyer was finishing up his first year as principal of the River Falls Junior High School, then located at 211 N. Fremont...
May 25, 2016 - 9:09am
May 20, 2016
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Crowned prom king and queen at the junior-senior high school program were Gene McKahan and Carla Wichman, pictured sitting in the center. Standing...
May 20, 2016 - 8:55am
May 13, 2016
Artsminded: Art shows and Artful Fridays begin
--By Sue Bridwell Beckham, Artsminded columnist Farewell to Doug First we will say another farewell to Doug Johnson, artist in many ways. ...
Life/arts and entertainment
May 13, 2016 - 3:22pm
May 5, 2016
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Note to readers: May Day, while traditionally representing the coming of spring, associated with hanging of flower baskets and maypole dancing,...
May 5, 2016 - 1:57pm
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 31, 2016
Wild Side: Our introduction to the neighborhood
Many moons ago, in the spring of 1976, newlyweds Carol and I moved from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin. I was a long-haired young biologist working for an environmental consulting firm. I had spent a couple years of doing lab work identifying and counting algae, zooplankton and fish larvae...
March 31, 2016 - 2:20pm
March 26, 2016
Days Gone By: Cooperative laundry formed in River Falls
During the first decade of the 1900’s the local Home Culture Club, a group of about 25 farm women captured the attention of a University of...
March 26, 2016 - 11:27am
March 5, 2016
Days Gone By: Last train left town 50 years ago
It was on Feb. 19, 1966, that the last train gave a whistle and chugged out of River Falls towards Hudson, never to make its appearance again....
March 5, 2016 - 11:52am
March 4, 2016
Wild Side: Sweet sign of an early spring
This has been a wimpy winter with less than half of the average number of below zero nights and less than half the average snowfall. We had a...
March 4, 2016 - 12:16pm
January 15, 2016
Senator reflects on legislative successes from past year
Guest column by state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls): Beginning a new year is not only a time to set new goals but also a time to reflect...
January 15, 2016 - 11:01am