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River Falls Police: Never had a driver's license; Urinating on church lawn
UW-River Falls students raise $2,600 for Puerto Rico hurricane victims
Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Ryan denies retirement report; more state news briefs
Video: UWRF student surprised with semester scholarship
Gunshot incident investigated in River Falls
crime and courts
Murphy honored at UWGB
Gymnasts keep soaring
Basketball: Girls pick up first win
Falcon Roundup: 3 named All-Region football
Growth spurt: Cats start 2-0 in BRC
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
arts and entertainment
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/16/17 Special Meeting Minutes
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/18/17 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/18/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 12/18/17 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
LAIRD YOUTH LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION: 2017 Annual Report Available
Albert Gerald Timmerman
Russell L. Hinshaw
Florence Catherine Simon
Abbie Jean "Tudy" Poliak
From this Perch: It's a wildfire!
Arts minded: Building creative care communities
Letters to the editor: Discrimination with a smile; Support for local candidates
Viewpoint: It could happen to you
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
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October 23, 2017
Editorial: Put your opinions to work
There is a message bombarding River Falls residents. It's played at the Kwik Trip pumps on "gas station TV." Social media is filled with it....
October 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
August 24, 2017
Editorial: Help kids get back to school safely
Back to school. Back to the routine. Back to the unpredictable, too — at least until things settle down. Young children's reactions often...
August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
August 16, 2017
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Steve Gall RiverTown Multimedia Publisher Anne Jacobson RiverTown Multimedia News Director If reading your community newspaper evokes any sort of emotion in you, more often than not, we've done our job.
August 16, 2017 - 11:10am
May 21, 2017
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable...
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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