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Kinnickinnic State Park's Hidden Falls Trail is now open
University broadens scope, launches exchange with Mexican univeristy
Gas prices creep down in time for the Fourth; funds deployed for voter ID awareness; Xcel to hand out refunds to Wis. customers; nine more state news stories
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride stops in RF
crime and courts
Fish rally falls one run short
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Former Wildcat Call drafted in 3rd round by White Sox
Former Wildcat Alex Call drafted by White Sox
Wildcat soccer advances to sectional title game
Battle for No. 1 burger is all for good cause
Four River Falls girls seek Ambassador crown
Crime pays, authors speak at River Falls area winery
Skyfall: Man goes for the record, has personal motivation
Longtime NR leaders, Dr. Craig and Tom Doar, pass
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/12/16 Council Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 7/20/16 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 7/14/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 7/26/16 Public Hearings re: 2 Ordinances
Bradley Alan Buschette, 48
Keith Wayne Hinz, 84
Coyde Marsh Jr., 77
Patricia Ann Leonard, 74
Preston Orvold, 66
Days Gone By: DeWayne Meyer, student, teacher, principal, all in the same building
Featured editorial: No power to the people
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
Real Estate Showcase
June 15, 2011
Editorial: Political parties have betrayed us
It's hard to say where it started, and likely the long slide to irrational rancor between Republicans and Democrats in Wisconsin began well before ordinary voters had a clue. But it's time to stop. We are by no means pointing a finger at one party rather than the other, but this...
opinion / politics
June 15, 2011 - 4:25pm
December 3, 2010
Editorial: What colors, appearance will fill this canvas?
Most of us are aware that a community education program now exists in River Falls. In fact, we have a letter to the editor on this page that criticizes our school district for adding such a program. Despite the criticism, the program has the enthusiastic support of the duly elected...
opinion / education
December 3, 2010 - 10:37am
November 18, 2010
Editorial: As the holidays near, Sharing Families asks for your help
Who said it? When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Let us paraphrase that. When times get tough in this community, the kind gentle people pull out all the stops -- in helping others. The Sharing Families project, an annual effort to help those in the River Falls community...
opinion / Family
November 18, 2010 - 12:52pm
September 29, 2010
Editorial: What really interests you? Post it regularly on Journal website
Last week online Journal readers may have noticed some new contributors. They represent our newspaper's blogging initiative. Our aim is to expand the volume, variety and depth of the online content that you find when you log on at www.riverfallsjournal.com We also hope to add more...
September 29, 2010 - 3:51pm
September 22, 2010
Editorial: RF Fire Department enters critical period
This month sees the convergence of key issues affecting the local volunteer fire department and the communities it serves. For the first time ever, there will be a paid, full-time fire chief. (See this week's Journal story about new chief Scott Nelson.) A similar process evolved...
September 22, 2010 - 4:11pm
June 10, 2010
Editorial: 'Inclusive' River Falls: Give chickens their due
--I have a neighbor with three dogs. They are loud and the poop is everywhere! They do not need my permission to have these animals (who do not provide food or save fertilizer for my garden) yet the city allows them. They are a nuisance as they are out and barking most of the day...
opinion / government
June 10, 2010 - 11:17am
Editorial: Timing bad for any kind of tax hike
The City Council did the right thing last month by putting off a decision on whether to raise the local lodging tax from 5% to 8%. There's no other way to say this: It's just a lousy time for raising taxes, even if they apply to visitors and travelers staying overnight in River Falls....
opinion / government / politics
December 10, 2009 - 8:45am
December 3, 2009
Editorial: Winter holidays can only mean...
This probably isn't what anyone had in mind, but starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, is when local people could file as candidates for school board, city council, county board and, in one case, town board. For people with any kind of interest in public service at the local level, you've got...
opinion / politics
December 3, 2009 - 12:26pm
November 30, 2009
Editorial: Jail lawsuits indicate lack of leadership
Six years ago St. Croix County and its insurance company paid nearly $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 2,000 people who were unlawfully strip-searched at the jail. The county's insurance premiums climbed from $100,000 to nearly $400,000 annually, jailers were...
crime and courts / opinion
November 30, 2009 - 8:24am
November 10, 2009
Editorial: Holiday appeal goes out again
As we enjoy balmy weather and bright skies, it's time to think about winter and the holidays. In these trying times, we especially appreciate the comfort of warm homes, extra time with family, special meals and delighting our children with toys and cute clothing. Unfortunately too...
November 10, 2009 - 2:06pm
October 14, 2009
Editorial: By the 'bi'
How long has it been since the spirit of bipartisanship and compromise was practiced in state and national politics? Extreme politics now rule the day. Who can forget Rush Limbaugh's much repeated, four-word declaration at the time of President Obama's inauguration: "I hope he fails." Lawmakers...
opinion / politics
October 14, 2009 - 12:17pm
September 9, 2009
Editorial: No, Donna, you're not nuts
While we can't all be just like Joyce Walen or Donna Nicholson, we can marvel at the shining work ethic they bring to their labors. Walen and Nicholson are 40-year-plus River Falls School District employees. They were interviewed about their on-the-job longevity streaks in last week's...
September 9, 2009 - 3:04pm
June 3, 2009
Editorial: Online upgrade: See it next week
In its 140-year-plus history, the Journal has changed the appearance and functionality of the local paper many times. Our bound volumes offer...
June 3, 2009 - 3:43pm
May 6, 2009
Editorial: Another piece fits for health-care puzzle
The recent launch of Cooperative Health Choices of Western Wisconsin is good news for the little guy -- those working people who struggle to find affordable insurance coverage. As last week's Journal story pointed out, the formation of this 17-county health co-op has potential to...
May 6, 2009 - 1:37pm
March 26, 2009
Editorial: River Falls is capable, but noble cause will need sustained effort
Taking care of stragglers at night who lack a roof to sleep under won't be easy. But that prospect hasn't stopped a few dozen local residents and several churches from trying. For decades we've seen stories about drifting homeless populations that inhabit the underbellies of cities...
March 26, 2009 - 9:31am