Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
UW-River Falls named one of Best in the Midwest for the 6th consecutive year
Cell towers for Pierce greenlighted by Land Management
Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
All about birds: 'Can-do' club posts at DeSanctis
Wisconsin roundup: Trump credits Tommy Thompson for returning to Wisconsin; DNR advances funding cut; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
RFHS grad running for his life and loving it
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Second half surge carries Cardinals past Wildcats
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Wildcat tennis ready for BRC Tourney
University’s annual outdoor art exhibition coming soon
Small brewery preparing to open on Main Street
Animal shelter hosts microchip clinic on Sept. 24
Crowds 'pig out' at Bacon Bash
Time again for the annual Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/29/16 Special Meeting re: Transportation Issues
TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 10/20/16, Case No. 16-CV-185, Cecilia Mangelsen
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 10/4/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 10/3/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Edward R. Rang, 88
Kenneth L. Lodahl, 77
Raymond M. Donatell, 71
Mildred M. Winger, 95
Mildred Turner, 88
Featured letter to the editor: Big effort needed to make Kinnickinnic 'scenic'
Featured letters to the editor in the River Falls Journal
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
Featured column: Running for the stars? Why not
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Real Estate Showcase
January 11, 2013
Editorial: Let's level the playing field for local, state retailers
Now that we're done with another busy holiday shopping period, there's an online sales loophole that needs to be closed for some good reasons. In 2012, the loophole cost Wisconsin more than $150 million in sales taxes. In addition, it's penalizing retailers who set up and do business...
January 11, 2013 - 9:36am
April 26, 2012
Womens Rights Walk in Hudson Saturday, Tawni Kind to attend
The community is invited to join the Join The Walk for Women's Rights to be held this Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. beginning at Hudson Park...
April 26, 2012 - 9:45am
March 1, 2012
LETTER: Not recovery, but gloom and doom
Millions of people are totally unemployed. Many millions more are trying to subsist on part-time work. Tens of millions of full-time workers have taken pay, hours worked, and benefit cuts. Also, for many of the above, their greatest asset, their homes, have lost 40%-60% of their...
March 1, 2012 - 8:15am
August 4, 2011
Letter: On the road to recovery, he says
"Economic Outlook Worsens, U.S. Adds Only 18,000 Jobs in June" read a recent headline in a major news outlet. Thanks to an improved outlook for employment in Wisconsin, according to the Labor Department, Wisconsin gained 9,500 of those jobs or 53% of the total jobs created in June...
August 4, 2011 - 8:36am
February 25, 2010
Your Schools: Teamwork abounds in this city
In my last column, I wrote about the district's process of achieving a favorable bond rating from Standard and Poor's in order to refinance old...
February 25, 2010 - 10:48am
August 7, 2009
UW Extension report says farming generates $59 billion in state
Farming in Wisconsin generates more than $59 billion in economic activity. That's according to a new University of Wisconsin Extension report. Madison professor Steve Deller says America's Dairyland has helped itself by taking on niche markets, and expanding beyond its traditional...
August 7, 2009 - 9:19am
February 6, 2009
Letter: We're still unable to buy local
Shop local! Here we go again. A few years ago aluminum windows were chosen for the new ambulance building. There was at least one letter to the editor from a disappointed Andersen employee back then. I don't recall if any response was ever given but fast forward to 2009. I drove...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Wisconsin bankers say state's economy getting worse
Nine of every 10 Wisconsin bank executives say the state's economy is getting weaker. That's according to the latest survey by the Wisconsin Bankers Association. None of the 139 chief bank executives who responded said businesses in their markets would be hiring people in the next...
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Analyst says economic decline won't be as bad here as elsewhere
Wisconsin enters the holidays with an economy that hasn't been this shaky in almost three decades. Dennis Winters, the state's chief labor economist, says our economy will probably keep struggling through the coming year.
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 14, 2008
Poll finds economy most gripping issue to hit state in 20 years
It's been 20 years since any issue has gripped Wisconsinites like the economy does now. That's according to the state's Policy Research Institute. Thirty-one percent of the 600 residents it surveyed last Sunday and Monday said jobs and unemployment is the top issue government should...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Andersen downsizes Menomonie workforce; 52 jobs eliminated
Fifty-two workers at Andersen Corporation's Menomonie assembly plant were told today their jobs have been eliminated and were sent home. The...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Economy big in election say polls
Wisconsinites said the poor economy was the big reason they decided to change parties in the White House, and go with Democrat Barack Obama. According to the exit poll for major media outlets, six of every 10 Wisconsin voters cited the economy as their top concern. Fewer than 11...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Wisconsin families feeling pain at grocery store thanks to oil
Wisconsin families are paying more at the grocery store thanks to higher energy prices, according to the recent Market Basket survey by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Each quarter the Farm Bureau tracks the retail price of 20 food items in 26 communities in the state. According...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Economy a concern say Wisconsinites
The economy is on most people's minds, according to a Badger Poll released Tuesday, and most Wisconsinites think we're in for tough times. According to the poll, 66 percent of Wisconsinites think the state is in bad times, and nearly half of the respondents think things will get...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am