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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Featured photo: Lake George
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
June 15, 2013
Editorial: Two-party system: Not only what divides but what ails us
In Washington, with a Republican-controlled House and a Democrat president, there's a lockdown. One political observer says the next four years will be one of "stasis" over budget priorities because neither the president or the House of Representatives have the power to prevail. Thus,...
June 15, 2013 - 9:10am
June 7, 2013
River Falls: We can vote to paint the town red and other colors
River Falls: We can vote to paint the town red and other colors Downtown River Falls could qualify for a free paint job. Qualifying depends...
June 7, 2013 - 8:56am
May 30, 2013
Editorial: Out of darkness, giving way to a growing wedge of light
It's reassuring to see how family, friends and caring citizens have recovered as best they can and are doing good deeds in the wake of the murders...
May 30, 2013 - 12:55pm
May 22, 2013
Editorial: 'Drunkest state' - it's no joke
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died...
May 22, 2013 - 9:57am
May 15, 2013
Editorial: Hang on so those wheels keep on turning
Basic crime prevention is often aimed at adults: How do we protect our homes and autos from break-ins and thefts. Now that warmer weather has...
May 15, 2013 - 4:07pm
May 13, 2013
Editorial: RF children: Odds of success in their favor
It's no sure thing, nothing in life is, but attending school in the River Falls School District gets a student off on the right foot. This paper's...
May 13, 2013 - 8:34am
May 2, 2013
Editorial: Let's reconsider how politicians are recalled
There's talk of reforming Wisconsin's recall election procedures. We believe the time is right. Recall changes have been proposed by State Sen....
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 25, 2013
Editorial: RF men and women in blue came through
A perfect storm converged on River Falls last summer: --On Friday, July 6, 2012, River Falls police were called to investigate what turned out...
April 25, 2013 - 12:32pm
March 29, 2013
Editorial: This program hasn't lost a step
The River Falls School District's Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) was piloted at Rocky Branch Elementary School in fall 2011 with 15 volunteer...
March 29, 2013 - 9:41am
March 22, 2013
Editorial: Hwy. 35's transformation is a much-needed project
Journal readers last week noticed the front-page story detailing the March 1 two-car crash involving retired teacher and council member Dave Cronk on Hwy. 35N and Radio Road. Cronk was crossing the highway from Radio Road when he collided with a River Falls woman driving south on...
March 22, 2013 - 10:33am
March 14, 2013
Editorial: By all means, let's show off local artistry in public buildings
The City Council made it official last month: A procedure is being put in place for exhibiting works of art at City Hall. The procedure includes...
March 14, 2013 - 8:24am
March 1, 2013
Editorial: Gun control: Time to take commons-sense steps for our protection
Editor's Note: The following guest editorial was written by Eric Johnson, St. Croix County district attorney since 1989. Johnson, a graduate...
March 1, 2013 - 8:57am
February 25, 2013
Editorial: Score another one for Community Ed
One volunteer who supervised the Feb. 8 Community Education-sponsored Daddy Daughter Dance summed it up by saying: "If you need a reminder that...
February 25, 2013 - 8:30am
February 14, 2013
Editorial: 'Throw that dead bolt'!
Or, if you don't have a dead bolt, flip that lock switch -- for your house, garage and vehicle doors. Last week the Journal first reported that...
February 14, 2013 - 9:20am
February 7, 2013
Editorial: This potential bill simply not in the public's best interest
We are concerned -- as every citizen should be -- about a draft bill that may soon be considered by the Wisconsin Assembly. The bill was introduced by Rep.
February 7, 2013 - 8:14am