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River Falls Journal
Her Main Street studio is a childhood dream come true
Authorities looking for La Crosse bank robber; Voter ID still in effect for August; and 13 more Wisconsin state news stories
Hoberg: He served country and kept on and on serving
Major construction shows commitment
Family of 4 pays estimated $25K for health care; UW 'jobs for life' back under fire; voting laws to stand in August; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Klimpke breaks 49 year-old long jump mark
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
Kayaking the Kinnickinnic
Fly Fishing Clinic set for June 4
Walk with a doc, Dr. Miller that is, and improve your health
Legion's resurgence: Come out for Memorial Day in River Falls
Weekend Happenings: May 27-29
'Going for the Gold at the Pierce County Fair' this year’s theme
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
Featured photo: Baby birds
arts and entertainment
Janet Elizabeth (Thomas) Quinn, 75
Harry T. Mark, 88
John Howard, Sr., 89
Michael D. Mohs, 78
Jerome A. Donatell, 72
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Days Gone By: At the prom in 1966
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Featured column: As I See It: Connect the dots: Go green, go sidewalks
Featured column: Superintendent's Corner: Educator shortage is a growing concern and impossible to ignore
Real Estate Showcase
July 1, 2010
Hail, rains damage crops
While official damage estimates aren't available, crops in a wide swath of western Pierce County were damaged by hail, strong winds and heavy...
July 1, 2010 - 11:52am
May 21, 2010
May flowers of all sizes
After a week of cold, wind and rain it was great to get out and walk through the woods on a sunny day. The early spring ephemerals had their...
May 21, 2010 - 8:45am
November 24, 2009
Wet corn causes propane shortage
Gov. Jim Doyle has declared a state of emergency to help alleviate a shortage of propane. Doug Caruso of the Wisconsin Farmers Union says the demand for the fuel is higher than normal because it's needed to help dry a high-moisture corn crop. Doyle's declaration will expand the...
November 24, 2009 - 9:12am
November 17, 2009
Farmers catch up on harvest; mold and moisture a concern
Dry weather has helped Wisconsin farmers catch up with their harvest activities. But moisture levels remain high in the corn crop and some farmers are letting it dry in the fields for now, while they bring in their soybeans. Officials said 38-percent of Wisconsin's corn for grain...
November 17, 2009 - 9:00am
September 15, 2009
Crops get boost from warm weather; rain needed
The above-normal temperatures in Wisconsin have given a last-minute boost to the state's crops. State officials said it was 2 to 4 degrees above normal last week, and it helped to dry corn that will be fed to cows. Almost two-thirds of the state's overall corn crop is in good...
September 15, 2009 - 9:00am
September 8, 2009
Corn breeders hold show locally
Brown Seed Genetics will host a corn breeders showcase 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at the Jim Harsdorf farm, near where Hwy. 65 and County...
September 8, 2009 - 3:19pm
August 19, 2009
Normal cranberry crop expected; Wisconsin leads nation in output
This year is expected to be a "normal" year for cranberries. That projection actually means an estimated 10 percent drop in production. Wisconsin leads the nation in cranberry production. Last year's crop was a record-breaker, with Wisconsin growers planting an additional 1,500...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
June 8, 2009
Corn growers say they're not to blame for rising breakfast cereal costs
Wisconsin corn growers say they're not to blame for the rising cost of corn flakes. A box of corn flakes costs a dime more than a year ago and Wisconsin corn growers want you to know it's not their fault. The growers' association has boxes of corn flakes at June Dairy Month breakfasts...
June 8, 2009 - 9:00am
May 27, 2009
Agricultural awards bestowed
The UW-RFalls chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) named the 2009 Agricultural Educator of the Year, Honorary ATA member and Friend of ATA at its annual banquet held earlier this month.iver Falls chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) named the 2009 Agricultural Educator of the Year, Honorary...
May 27, 2009 - 9:01am
Rain ends burn ban
The weekend's soaking rain ended the burn ban area fire chiefs declared April 13. Fire departments in Pierce and St. Croix counties responded to several fires in the days before declaring the ban. Several of those started as controlled burns but blazed out of control due to the...
News / outdoors
April 27, 2009 - 10:51am
April 24, 2009
Plants and more plants
Last year's plant sale (above) held by the River Falls Garden Club had about 3,000 plants sold to benefit the club's scholarship program and...
April 24, 2009 - 8:32am
April 23, 2009
Statewide battle against foreign invasive species gearing up
A statewide effort to fight the spread of foreign invasive species could begin as early as August. The Natural Resources Board has approved the nation's first comprehensive rules to keep dangerous fish, plants and animals in check. The Legislature will now review the rules and...
April 23, 2009 - 9:31am
April 16, 2009
Controlled burn lights up Spring Valley area
Ribbons of fire wound their way north in a large field at a controlled burn Wednesday evening. The site was on acreage owned by Larry and Diane...
News / outdoors
April 16, 2009 - 8:38am
March 24, 2009
Ag Technology contest this Saturday
The UW-River Falls will be hosting the 49th annual Agricultural Technology Contest on Saturday, March 28. On this day 1173 middle and high school students representing 72 schools from both Minnesota and Wisconsin will be competing in 19 different contests. One of the highlights of...
March 24, 2009 - 9:28am
February 5, 2009
UPDATED: Testing finds salmonella in locally grown sprouts; more tests show farm isn't source
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture sent a consumer advisory Thursday after routine safety testing revealed salmonella bacteria in a package of alfalfa sprouts grown by River Falls-based Jack & The Green Sprouts. MDA advised all consumers to throw away any of the alfalfa sprouts...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am