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‘Green day’ on the Kinni for Montessori students
Finance Committee OKs $8 million for Willow River dam
No bus needed for this field trip
End of an era for River Falls public safety
DNR: Eagle killed in St. Croix County was shot
crime and courts
Wild Side: Delicious fungus among us
New running club for young girls is looking for helpers
Wildcats clinch first ever BRC baseball title
Hudson boys, River Falls girls win BRC track titles
Wildside: Catching crafty crappies
Fun with Ole and Lena
Weekend Happenings May 29-31
2015 Pierce County Fair: Be an open-class exhibitor
Help those in Nepal by checking out this garage sale
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/4/15 Land Use Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 6/1/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 6/4/15 Board of Review Notice
TOWN OF CLIFTON: Noxious Weeds Notice
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 2015-16 Liquor License Renewals
David A. Bohatta, 65
C. Les Gaylord, 87
Virginia Rodli, 101
Louellyn Wilma Reiss Nestingen
Florence Soares, 97
Days Gone By: Cigar Factory in River Falls
Featured syndicated column: Public tax dollars that go to pay for vouchers brings outcry
Poetic lines 300 years old still resonate
Get Out! Deals
November 12, 2008
Editorial: Who will try for these positions?
Two years of marathon campaigning ended with last week's historic presidential election. We can be excused for claiming voter fatigue. Elections? We're done with those for now, right? Well, not quite. Believe it or not, just after Thanksgiving -- beginning Dec. 1 -- local citizens...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Editorial: Mark your calendars so we'll remember to recognize their worth
Among those we elect to local office, school board members arguably have the most important job. They oversee the well-being and education of more than 3,000 students from kindergarten through age 18. Talk about a formidable task. Unless there's a crisis or controversy, we take their...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
Editorial: His passing leaves a hole in our hearts
Greg Danke would have loved the moment early Sunday morning: It was pre-dawn, 50 degrees and absolutely still, save for a lone squirrel ripping acorns from the upper reaches of a red oak behind Dave Page's house. The rodent's "swooshing" of leaves was punctuated now and again by...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
Editorial: The toll of Trumpeter
Sometimes when you hold public office you help build a monument or have a hand in finding creative ways to fill real needs. Other times you just get to mop up the mess. Pierce County supervisors and their attorneys have been knee-deep in mop water lately. While criticism from some...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Editorial: Around town...
No one actually asked us, but we couldn't help noting that: However noble, going green has its practical limits. A proposed geothermal heating and cooling system for the St. Croix County Government Center has been axed in favor of a high-efficiency boiler that costs $675,000 less....
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am
July 2, 2008
Editorial: Check the date before you water; check the road before you drive
After another wet spring our weather pattern has again gone dry. Until a burst of quick showers Friday and Saturday, the dry spell lasted two weeks and summer's barely begun. The last two years have seen droughts from mid- to late summer. We don't know what's in store for the rest...
July 2, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Editorial : Senseless, destructive acts defy explanation
Senseless, destructive acts defy explanation We consider ourselves fortunate in River Falls that serious crime is uncommon. What crime police and citizens face is often more of a nuisance. But it hurts all the same and is still reprehensible. Vandalism is more common to our area....
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Editorial: We take note of the following...
A fire last week at a townhouse rental displaced a mother and her two kids. The cause appears to be a burning bedroom candle. The woman was using a candle because her power had been shut off. Without power, the hard-wired smoke alarms didn't sound. The woman was hospitalized for smoke...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
Editorial: Our suggestion for taking care of business
When new School Superintendent Tom Westerhaus comes to town this summer, an immediate goal should be streamlining contract talks. Special attention would go to the contract with the district's 200-plus teachers. Let's face it. These negotiations run way too long. We're not taking...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am
April 10, 2008
Editorial: Impaired motorists have turned vehicles into erratic weapons
When it comes to accidents, police don't get many "car vs. house" calls. How fortunate we are for that. Journal readers last week got a peek at what happens when an out-of-control car rams a home -- and goes all the way through. In this case, the home was an apartment bedroom....
April 10, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Editorial: What's behind all these names? You might want to find out
If Peggy Foster Harris decided to run for school board on a whim, did 1,151 district residents decide to vote for her on a whim? Interesting question. Foster Harris is fairly new to the area, changed her name last year -- this would further reduce her name recognition -- and she's...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
Editorial: Alert payoff, private eye, hockey mom and more
Since 9/11 our awareness for suspicious conduct has grown. We've been asked to remain watchful, to not overlook odd circumstances or assume someone else will see them and respond. Of course it's unlikely that in River Falls such vigilance will catch an international terrorist in...
March 6, 2008 - 12:00am