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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
Wisconsin roundup: UW responds to campus 'free speech' bill; baked-goods question goes before judge; 9 more state news stories
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Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
Make a difference and meet 'Scrappy the Fish'
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TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
Agnes Fogerty, 89
Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Paul D. Ritzinger, 62
Catherine E. Farrell, 99
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
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December 4, 2016
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
We feature them every year at this time — Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, two men in the their mid-80s, the Grumpy Old Men. They aren't grumpier than anybody else. Years ago they gave themselves that name as a spoof on the popular 1993 movie — starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau...
December 4, 2016 - 6:00am
November 15, 2014
Editorial: Let’s get this intersection fixed
The death last week of pedestrian Florence Carlson got local people talking again about the safety – or lack of safety – at North Main and...
November 15, 2014 - 6:00am
March 27, 2014
Editorial: Not always dramatic, but we can participate
Few April 1 spring elections have a showdown as dramatic as the mayoral race in River Falls between current first-term mayor Dan Toland and his...
March 27, 2014 - 1:52pm
March 14, 2014
Letter; We can restore river, falls to their former glory
March 1 marked seven years since my father-in-law, Bruce Foster, “fostered out.” He was a remarkable man, and I miss him. He was passionate...
March 14, 2014 - 10:54am
February 7, 2014
Letter: Volunteers give meaning to this program’s name
Holding people accountable with heartfelt passion takes courage. That is exactly what the volunteers of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program do each time they share their talents, knowledge and personal stories. In 2013, SCVRJP documented 3,236 hours of volunteer...
February 7, 2014 - 9:18am
July 18, 2013
Letter: How thoughtless to make me sit on the ground for the parade
It was another fine River Falls Days Homegrown Life on the Kinni. As a good citizen, I joined many community members in parade preparation. For those of you new to this custom, parade preparation involves hightailing it to Second Street during the week before the parade and staking...
July 18, 2013 - 10:08am
Letter: Why do some people spoil it by only thinking of themselves?
A big thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and to Family Fresh Market for the spectacular fireworks show Sunday night. What a beautiful night it was. Unfortunately, I was surprised to see the line of parked cars on Division Street obstructing the view for people sitting in the Greenwood...
July 18, 2013 - 10:07am
Letter: Please come join us as we work toward healing
On a November Sunday morning in 2010, I was greeted upon awakening by the sight of a Pierce County deputy at my front door. Not anticipating how my world would collapse, I slipped out of the house to talk. But when the deputy gently suggested we go inside, my heart clenched, my body...
July 18, 2013 - 9:51am
Letter: Time to revise historical distortions that corrupt truth
If there is a prize for 20th century political scam, it should go to conservatives for propagating as conventional wisdom that 1960s Great Society programs were a failed social experiment that wasted taxpayers’ money. Nothing could be further from the truth. From 1963 when Lyndon...
July 18, 2013 - 9:49am
July 3, 2013
Editorial: On, Wisconsin: Recall reform makes sense
A common-sense proposal is slowly making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature. Assembly Joint Resolution 25 seeks to reform the state’s recall laws. The resolution’s authors explain that the idea for the move stems from the recall mess that entangled the state in some nasty,...
July 3, 2013 - 2:12pm
April 11, 2013
Editorial: Do you have what it takes? Some do
Fifteen young recruits have said and shown that, indeed, they do have what it takes to become River Falls firefighters. Our story in this week's...
April 11, 2013 - 2:21pm
March 8, 2013
Editorial: Focus on keeping the good times good for everyone
River Falls, through its chamber of commerce, has set up and marketed a variety of neat events that draw people to our city.
March 8, 2013 - 9:42am
October 11, 2012
Editorial: Be at your best, prepare for the worst
Last week the lead story on the front page of the River Falls Journal was about how several young swim club members, their coach and a swimmer's...
October 11, 2012 - 11:47am
May 4, 2012
Editorial: We have reasons to give thanks
This story began almost four years ago when a local four-month girl's arm was "inadvertently broken" by her father in what turned out to be a domestic abuse incident directed at the man's wife. It ended last month when Gov. Scott Walker signed into a law a bill initiated by River...
May 4, 2012 - 12:04pm
April 27, 2012
Editorial: Phony party candidates dilute election process
Last July Isaac Weix, an apparent Republican, entered the election recall race of state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf as a Democrat to force a primary election for Harsdorf's Democrat opponent Shelly Moore. Weix's motivation was that a primary would give Harsdorf more time to campaign for...
April 27, 2012 - 10:04am