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Democratic governor’s candidate makes her case in western Wisconsin
New slate of executive officers elected to lead Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Buck kill off markedly YOY for Pierce, St. Croix counties
Truck backs into salon, driver arrested for DWI
County limits public access to courthouse
crime and courts
UWRF women sweep UWEC, Kuechle records back-to-back shutouts
Seven Falcons named to All-WIAC football teams, former Wildcats Zimmerman, Kusilek honored
Three Wildcats named all-BRC
Wild Side: Bipedal hominids enjoy the savanna and the beach
These upcoming local concerts create holly, jolly offerings
College class to hold fundraising bash for Turningpoint
These upcoming local concerts create holly, jolly offerings
Auditions for 'Morning's at Seven' open Tuesday
Celebrate 'Coastal Christmas' Saturday along the shores of Lake Pepin
arts and entertainment
Nao Sue Xiong, 65
Lorraine Zignego, 94
Teresa Heitman, 57
Melinda M. Zellmer, 50
Dorothy Lillian Schulz, 85
Days Gone By: Nov. 14, 2013
Letter: What a gift: U.S. flag
Letter: Don’t overlook these hateful public expressions
Letter: Give gifts for veterans
Letter: Readers equal winners
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 10/28/13 Special Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/10/13 Town Board Meeting
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Public Hearing- Shoreland Districts
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 12/19/13 Hearing - Town of Forest Zoning
May 17, 2013
Your Schools: Finances: The 411 on the 1,2,3s
As the director of finance and facilities at the School District of River Falls, I wanted to take some time to share facts and insights into the benefits of maintaining an appropriate fund balance. What is a fund balance? According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction...
news / education / columns
May 17, 2013 - 9:26am
May 15, 2013
Area state senator greets Dalai Lama
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) welcomed the Dalai Lama to Wisconsin Tuesday, May 14, during his two-day visit to Madison to give a teaching, take part in a panel discussion at UW-Madison and address a joint session of the State Legislature. Said Harsdorf about the encounter:...
religion / government / education
May 15, 2013 - 11:42am
May 7, 2013
Mock crash presents graphic lesson
After a few delays due to weather, high school students staged a mock crash 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the parking lot of the Wildcat Centre hockey arena across from the high school. Hundreds of students watched from the bleachers set up for spectators as actors set the scene...
news / education / events
May 7, 2013 - 3:01pm
May 2, 2013
Suspect arrested in SCC school fire
Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess announced Thursday evening (May 2) that a suspect has been arrested following the investigation of the St. Croix Central Elementary School fire. Burgess made the announcement at a community meeting held by the St. Croix Central School District to...
May 2, 2013 - 10:28pm
Letter: Attacking university system seems twisted and harmful
Gov. Walker is on another mission, this time to undermine the vitality of our UW system. This system provides world-class educational opportunities to our citizens, primarily kids. Walker and his colleagues claim the UW is squirreling away a large 'slush fund' that costs middle-class...
opinion / letters / education
May 2, 2013 - 1:07pm
May 1, 2013
Location found for SCC elementary classes
After a Tuesday, April 30, fire closed St. Croix Central Elementary, district officials have been searching for a place to hold classes for the remainder of the school year. District Superintendent David Bradley said the district has identified Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp, located...
May 1, 2013 - 4:39pm
School supplies collected for SCC students
In response to the recent fire that has closed St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts, WESTconsin Credit Union offices are participating in a community supply drive. According to news sources, district officials are in process of identifying alternative facilities to hold...
business / / education
May 1, 2013 - 3:10pm
UPDATE: Public's help sought in fire investigation
ROBERTS -- Officials with the St. Croix Central School District say extensive fire damage at the Roberts elementary school will prevent it from reopening before the end of the school year. By Monday, district leaders expect to have a plan as to how youngsters will finish out the year. Fire...
news / education
May 1, 2013 - 6:05am
April 30, 2013
Third graders crack the book on imagination
"Pippi Longstocking," "Little House on the Prairie," and "Because of Winn Dixie" are the latest reads for a local book club started by a group of Greenwood Elementary School third graders -- Emily Odegard, Lily Mason, Emma Creen, Chloe Grenzow, Lily Schartau, and Olivia Usgaard. Started...
April 30, 2013 - 8:32am
April 29, 2013
UW River Falls team masters national dairy challenge
A four-member team from UW-River Falls earned a first place award in the 12th annual national Dairy Challenge contest held in Fort Wayne, Ind.,...
April 29, 2013 - 10:27am
Free tools teach healthy lessons
Allina Health announced in April the availability of a new, free, online resource to help kids 3-14 have fun while learning more about good health...
April 29, 2013 - 10:12am
Colt sale: See how they ride
UW-River Falls will hold its 37th annual Colt Sale 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Campus Lab Farm on Wasson Lane. The event begins with a sale preview at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch during which the students can answer questions about the horses. The auction begins at 2 p.m. People...
outdoors / education
April 29, 2013 - 10:03am
April 26, 2013
Legislators call for UW tuition freeze
Democrats have joined Republicans in demanding a tuition freeze for students in the University of Wisconsin System. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a report last week showing a the system finished the last fiscal year with almost $650 in reserves. Republicans immediately...
April 26, 2013 - 10:55am
April 23, 2013
Students shatter stereotypes
River Falls high school seniors in a Life Skills class started in 2011 to Flip It Forward, an exercise in which they collaborate with students...
April 23, 2013 - 8:41am
April 22, 2013
Your Schools: Insights into people half way around the world
As I wrote about last month, spring break this year found me flying United Airlines for 14 hours to Shanghai, China, as a member of a week-long delegation from UW-River Falls. Except for catching a flu bug on the plane headed to China that resulted in my confinement in a Shanghai...
education / columns
April 22, 2013 - 1:53pm