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Police investigate threats report at Prescott Middle School
Prescott official: 'No doctored documents'
Wisconsin roundup: Lincoln Hills teacher blames court injunction, state for beating; more state news stories
MMS applauds October Students of the Month
Chamber Business of the Month: Ras' on Main
crime and courts
Football: Hudson holds onto the jug
Volleyball: Cats lower the boom
Northwoods League makes it official
A reminder to hunters regarding deer and turkey tagging changes
RF volleyball clinches BRC title, top seed
Gallery: Turningpoint Walk to Empower
Library Notes: It's time for the Kirby Symes Memorial Run
UWRF student's family turns struggle into song
CVTC clinic offers free dental care for veterans
Mosaic workshop with Riana de Raad Oct. 21-22 at The Phipps
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 9/19/17 Council Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 11/7/17 Special Meeting of Electors - Budget Approval
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Workshop re: Alternative Revenues
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 10/24/17 Council Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 11/6/17, Case No. 17-Cv-202, Laura Kneer
Carl Anthony Schneider
Melvyn L. Fahning
Carl Anthony Schneider
Louis A. Thom
Delphine F. Cooper
Letters to the editor: RF woman seeks help in finding missing bear lawn ornaments
Viewpoint: Now is the time; take part in Kinni Corridor charrette
Viewpoint: Audit Committee focused on protecting veterans' care at King
Greg Peters column: Setting the 'Barr' high
A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
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October 14, 2017
Dave Wood: Who says you can't go home again?
Thomas Wolfe wrote a famous novel, "You Can't Go Home Again." To heck if you can't, Tom. Recently Ruth and I made a journey home to a place my father introduced me to, back in 1972. Here's how it went: Pa and I were hoeing potatoes on our hobby farm in Dissmore Coulee. "What are you...
October 14, 2017 - 7:27pm
October 7, 2017
Dave Wood column: Taking wheat to the Pickwick Mill
My great grandad's diaries continue to be a wonder. The sorts of hardships pioneers faced are unbelievable to me. One that sticks in my mind is an early entry in which he writes that he has returned from a 100-mile roundtrip journey into Minnesota so he could get his wheat ground...
October 7, 2017 - 6:00am
October 1, 2017
Dave Wood column: The hidden treasures of Fountain City
Wherever I turn, I keep hearing about this family in Fountain City who have a toy museum. First it was my coffee klatscher, Melvin "Toy King" Germundson, who still has the toys his parents gave him in the 18th century when he was a teenager. Mel has tons of his own toys and was impressed...
October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 22, 2017
Woodworking: Don't always believe the movie critics
Here's a column about a movie, but it's not exactly a movie review; instead it's a warning. The warning: don't always believe what you read in the newspaper. No, I don't mean THIS newspaper. I mean OTHER newspapers.
September 22, 2017 - 6:00am
September 7, 2017
Woodworking: Garden abundance: Green thumb summer
Here we are at the end of the gardening season. My Beautiful Wife's thumb has been unusually green this summer. My thumb has been unusually sore this past year, so I've kept out of the garden and watched from the kitchen as B.W. worked with her magic trowel.
September 7, 2017 - 6:00am
September 3, 2017
Woodworking: Lo and behold! An angel named Mike
Recently, I filled you in on L'affaire Sidewalk and told you that an angel named Michael came down and agreed the square of concrete was amiss and had to be replaced. It was removed post haste and replaced with an orange cone for three weeks, which gave pedestrians the fun of throwing...
September 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
August 27, 2017
Woodworking: It's all in the name
I have always loved to gaze at atlases and discover town names and sometimes even find out how they got that way. One wonderful book is about Pierce County and environs' names and how they came to be. But I've already written about that, so let's go further afield.
August 27, 2017 - 7:57pm
August 22, 2017
Woodworking: Pork! The other white meat
Pork promotion people came up with an unfortunate motto several years ago. Perhaps you remember it: "Pork! The other white meat." Why, in the name of all that's sacred about sidepork, would the promoters want to suggest that pork isn't what it used to be, that, instead it's new transformation...
August 22, 2017 - 11:00am
August 2, 2017
Woodworking: A salute to mighty kale
My wife returned from Minneapolis with a gift from her friend Sharon Eddleston, a master gardener who works at a garden center. "Look, look," she exclaimed, "at all the transplants Sharon gave me, overruns from the garden where she works!" "Um," said I. "Is that one a KALE plant?"...
August 2, 2017 - 6:00am
July 12, 2017
Woodworking: Behind the names of Hollywood
Have you ever noticed when perusing the TV guide how many weird names have been hung on many of our modern-day actors? "Benedict Cumberbatch." How's that for a matinee idol moniker? But that's it for the new Brit who dominates historical drama on BBC productions. Or Renee Zellweger?...
July 12, 2017 - 1:48pm
July 4, 2017
Woodworking: The Better Than Nothing Dirt Band.
River Falls is lacking in several amenities that you might expect in a town and college of its size. So I've done my share of debating. What's lacking? For starters.
July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
June 29, 2017
Woodworking: Learning to talk 'Wisconsin'
Last week, I told Journal readers about how I taught my beautiful Illinois-bred wife how to talk, Wisconsin-style, even if she didn't know her respondent from Adam. As readers may recall, Ruth got so good at talking to strangers that I very seldom get to talk to the love of my life,...
June 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
June 16, 2017
Woodworking: Students and pets? Try a cat
Ah, what is so rare as a day in June, sitting on our screened porch watching students walk their dogs up and down Sixth or Walnut? Students walking their dogs? That can't by right! Students don't have dogs. They're too impecunious to feed them, have no time from their studies to...
June 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
June 3, 2017
Dave Wood: Miserable sidewalk is no longer a joke
Years back, I promised readers to never again complain about how the city ignores my diatribes about the miserable conditions of the sidewalk in front of our house on Walnut Street. The sidewalk gets worse and worse, one paver juts out 2 inches over regulation.
June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
May 18, 2017
Woodworking: Who wants to stand up to eat a steak?
I recently read in New York magazine about a new trend in Gotham. All manner of steakhouses are popping up in Gotham. They're not typical NYC ancient steakhouses like Peter Luger's and O'Connell's...ancient dark and elegant spots, where the steaks are dry-aged and deeply beefy.
May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm