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Stifter movin' on: Goodbye university, hello City Hall
Area man worked behind the scenes to 'get things done' at the RNC convention
Russ Feingold to visit River Falls tonight
Wisconsin news roundup: Sawyer County court clerk dies in apparent murder/suicide; DNC: Baldwin hails Hillary's health record, Moore slams Trump; nine more Wisconsin news stories
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
crime and courts
River Falls advances in Legion State Tourney
Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Around River Falls, mid-summer gardens bloom with colorful splashes
Featured photo: Storm
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Dorothy "Dodie" Sazama age 75
Frederick "Fritz" Anding, 87
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Featured River Falls Journal letters of the week from St. Croix & Pierce district attorneys
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Real Estate Showcase
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
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