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Wisconsin roundup: Snow brings 3-day weekends to thousands; some Kohl's stores to shrink; 7 more state news stories
Hammond Hotel: 'It's time for a new era'
School notches top character award
UPDATE: Storm tracks south, sparing metro-area commute
UWRF community warned about increase in phishing, other scams
crime and courts
Update: 'Birkie' canceled, but BirkieStock is on
Falcon men advance to WIAC title game
Wildcats BRC champs
Falcon men clinch WIAC title
Memories resound as UWRF's Karges Center era closes
Darn that storm: Coffee concert canceled
Flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination
She's bringing song back; feel free to join
Wanted in Pierce County: Century and sesquicentennial farmers
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 3/7/17 Public Hearing re: Eagle Storage Permit
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Ordinance 2017-06
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2/28/17 Council Meeting Agenda
SHARING FAMILIES: 3/3/17 Annual Meeting Notice
SUMMONS: Applegate Inc. v. Elizabeth DeLabio; Case No. 17-SC-57
Roger N. Hines, 63
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
LaVerne J. McAleavey, 93
Donn Marvin Webster, 89
Sheila Kinney Ambrose, 64
Adventures of a first-time snowshoe trip
Library Notes: So much going on in the arts, with activities and fantastic reads
Acknowledging our darker impulses is humbling
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
Our care for the elderly: How long can this go on?
Real Estate Showcase
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 email@example.com 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