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UW-River Falls assistant professor awarded one of first Alfalfa Research Initiative Grants
'I thought I was going to lose my life,' MN woman recalls violent teen relationship
Standing up against hate
Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. man killed in lawn-mowing accident; 8 more state news stories
Minnesota State Patrol finishes 3rd in calendar contest; Wisconsin misses the cut
crime and courts
Netters tested in opener
Four aces at RFGC
Two Falcons earn USTFCCA honors
Wildcats edged on last second field goal
Something special here: Forde drawn back to RF to teach, coach
A never ending death spiral: SV Health & Rehab faces closure
John Doar History Trail celebration kicks off Thursday
It’s not too late to save SV Health and Rehab Center
Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby results
Les Izmoore to perform Aug. 24 in Hudson
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/17 Hearing re: Amend Cracked Barrel Winery Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: For Sale by Bid - Abandoned Vehicles
TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/5/17 Hearing re: Rezone Request
PROBATE ORDER: Janine M. Ringdahl Estate; Case No. 17PR43
Yvonne Meents, 86
John Dusek, 72
Patrick D. Baumgartner, 74
Lucille M. Strom, 93
Roger E. Miner, Sr., 78
Letters: Twitter is NOT the platform; Water protection needs to be revisited
Woodworking: Pork! The other white meat
Viewpoint: Thank you, Wisconsin, for the beautiful gift
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Bill Rubin column: Real estate values finally recover
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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
May 14, 2017
Woodworking: Neither tight-fisted nor poor
Overheard at Selah Vie, formerly known as The Dish and the Spoon at the table reserved for the Selah Vie Sages, that coterie of discussants who argue about asphalt vs. cement driveways and the effectiveness of Metamucil vs. All-Bran. Your chronicler has been out of the loop so long...
May 14, 2017 - 5:00am
May 2, 2017
Dave Wood column: The map of Ireland all over your face
The Norwegians have lutefisk, that much maligned transparent fish. The Czechs have their jiternice, a sausage made up of chopped skin and flesh of a pig's head. The Germans love their leberklopses, dumplings enhanced by a healthy shot of ground liver. The Lebanese tout their kibbee,...
May 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
Dave Wood column: Whatta Day! Whatta Sarasota!
SARASOTA—This is our fifth winter visit to Sarasota. Folks ask us why we're in such a rut when we could be sampling a wider variety of Florida's wonders. The answer is simple: Sarasota has the stuff we like. Friendly people, good food, easy access to shopping, plays, concerts,...
May 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 9, 2012
Book Report: Big heart for a big 'horse' of a guy
I was in high school when Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche was making big news on Big Ten gridirons. The University of Wisconsin sent films...
August 9, 2012 - 2:40pm
June 21, 2012
Woodworking: It's just possible to not only cook it right, but also cook to perfection
It's barbecuing time in Badgerland, and I've recently had luck with recipes from various sources that I'll share with you. One of the most difficult...
June 21, 2012 - 8:56am
June 7, 2012
Woodworking: We're a wise, elderly group that sips coffee while analyzing public relations and the omens of melancholia
Our morning coffee group, once called the Sages, waxes and wanes with the seasons. We waned when our most prestigious member, the former Chancellor,...
June 7, 2012 - 9:17am
May 31, 2012
Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale
Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter's wedding, his gayness, his...
May 31, 2012 - 2:01pm