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Open invitation: Assemblyman to hold listening sessions
Wisconsin roundup: St. Croix, Pierce counties among state's Top 10 healthiest; slain detective honored at service; 9 more state news stories
Drug sting leads to bust in Hudson
Pot, plants, gun allegedly found in rural River Falls raid
Overdose leads to drug arrest in Hudson
crime and courts
Wild side: How do snowbirds find their way home
SCVBL rosters set for Saints exhibition
Honors pile up for Herink
Giving it the old heave, ho
A helping hand for ducks
Relays to Cancer: Not here, there, anywhere
Juried student art show in River Falls starts soon
Experts: Risk of Lyme disease increases with warmer weather
Relay raises more than $100,000
People asked to rally with Relay
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids - 2017 Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Program
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/3/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
SUMMONS: Applegate v. Eric/ Rachel Sixberry; Case No. 17-SC-121
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/17/17 Proposed Ordinance 2017-1 (Nuisances)
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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