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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
Jennifer J. Hinz, 42
Bruce R. Wigent, 73
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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May 24, 2012
Editorial: This fishing expedition is about hooking baseball
The promotional pitch is, 'I helped build this field.' And that's just what's happening. Individual and big corporate donors have given tens...
May 24, 2012 - 9:50am
May 18, 2012
Editorial: New becomes old: Technological leaps part of our history
Most of us get so caught up with instant forms of communication, from emailing to texting, that we forget how far we've come. Until they malfunction or the battery runs low, we take our cell and smart phones for granted. Yet back in the day -- after World War II -- local communications...
May 18, 2012 - 4:26am
May 11, 2012
Editorial: Open Public records: Check before saying no
Late last month the Journal and its sister publication the Pierce County Herald were told that names, ages and addresses of those involved in accidents and other law-enforcement incidents would no longer be made public. The edict came from Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove. This position...
May 11, 2012 - 3:12pm
April 19, 2012
Editorial: Get to know, protect your river
You don't have to live here long before coming to appreciate the pride and admiration for the slender, meandering Kinni that runs through River...
April 19, 2012 - 8:42am
April 13, 2012
Editorial: Voters got their election worth
Who says you can't beat a well-known incumbent? Dan Toland, due to take over as River Falls mayor during a reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, April 17, certainly has bragging rights to say otherwise. Toland campaigned vigorously with a can-do attitude that, heck, he had just...
April 13, 2012 - 4:43am
April 5, 2012
Editorial: Join the discussion, affect the outcome
To operate as legally required with a balanced budget next school year, the River Falls School District may have to make cuts totaling as much as $900,000. The Journal's story on this topic is given on page A2 of this week's paper. The district's budget reduction package was crafted...
April 5, 2012 - 7:56am
March 28, 2012
Editorial: Coming next year and worth the wait
River Falls has had its share of fun and excitement lately. The weekend before last, crowds flocked outdoors to Main Street for St. Patrick's Day activities, including the wild and crazy bed races. Last weekend at the high school, a mix of play, pleasure and solemn observances and...
March 28, 2012 - 2:36pm
March 21, 2012
Editorial: Don't fall for flimflams: Your money could end up in Peru
We have been waiting you to contact us regarding your bank draft worth the sum of $800,000.00 USD. Hence it was deposited in our office by Mr. Frank. Contact Mr Steven Rudolph via email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Regards Ferreira Peter You get this in your email...
March 21, 2012 - 4:03pm
March 15, 2012
Editorial: Road construction will bring inconvenience, but better traveling days ahead
Perhaps the largest road project in River Falls is poised to begin in a month. The work will take a year and cost almost $6 million. It will rebuild and modify a stretch of East Cascade Avenue between Spruce and Sixth streets that's believed to have been built around the time of...
March 15, 2012 - 8:49am
March 8, 2012
Editorial: A season to be gone with the wind
The River Falls School District had its first Snow Day for the 2011-12 year last Wednesday following an icy winter storm the night before. But already now it's March, and our mild winter shows signs of thawing into an early warm spring. Another welcoming sign: Clocks "spring forward"...
March 8, 2012 - 8:05am
March 1, 2012
Editorial: Crank the lever: Here we go again
This venerable River Falls custom won't go down without a fight: Downtown parking meters. Installed mostly on Main Street and the side streets of Main, these manual, coin-fed gizmos are showing their age after more than 40 years. Today the mechanisms are slowly disintegrating....
March 1, 2012 - 8:05am
February 23, 2012
Editorial: Burnishing that strong reputation
Some good news has emerged from our school district recently. Not that this is unusual, but in case you missed it, we think at least four items are worth pointing out. Three of the items have a direct effect on students. Two of them affect the youngest of our students. The River...
February 23, 2012 - 10:10am
February 16, 2012
Editorial: We blew it
When something goes wrong, it's easy to point fingers. He goofed, she goofed, you goofed. Your mistake! Sometimes these editorials are used to point out perceived mistakes made by our schools, local governmental bodies and state lawmakers. But this newspaper also makes mistakes....
February 16, 2012 - 8:36am
February 9, 2012
Editorial: There are sensible ways to beat stress
It's a high-pressure world we live in with ever-increasing responsibilities. No wonder stress looms large for many of us. How we deal with it can make a difference. Some have turned to smoking. That's not a remedy, considering the potential devastation smoking has on our health....
February 9, 2012 - 9:30am
February 1, 2012
Editorial: Be informed before donating
It may be better to give than receive, but donors to charitable causes still need to be careful when exercising that benevolent spirit. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) urges citizens to do their homework before making donations, especially...
February 1, 2012 - 2:42pm