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WisDOT puts the brakes on construction for holiday travel
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers continue UW tuition freeze, drop 2018 tuition cut; 10 more state news stories
Mustafa crime family member charged in St. Croix County
Alleged 2-state crime spree ends with Taser incident in Prescott
crime and courts
Where the buffalo roam
Record-setting relay: Girls 4x400 breaks 36-year-old BRC mark
Falcon roundup: UWRF Page golf outing June 19; Volleyball announces camp dates
Wildcats split with Chippewa
Booters gear up for playoffs
Antiques expert returns to RF Library June 10
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Pierce County Fair most admired senior citizen
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: New Ordinance 2017-12
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/6/17 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: Ad For Bids- Glover Road Reconstruction
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/19/17 Public Hearing - Peterson Farms permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/5/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
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Myra J. Krause, 71
Floy M. Born, 95
Doris L. Larson, 94
Is there a 'good' tax?
Letters to the editor: Juvenile justice system touted; Food drive a success
Arts Minded: Distinction in music between exclusivity and inclusivity
Library Notes: Your favorite authors have lined up visits
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
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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
January 5, 2012
Editorial: We can agree to disagree and not make a scene
The new year, 2012, will likely be a brutal one politically. The campaigning for the presidential election alone guarantees that. But 2012, with its slate of local spring elections and state, congressional and senate fall elections, will likely have as its centerpiece a governor's...
January 5, 2012 - 8:20am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
opinion/crime and courts
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...
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