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River Falls Journal
Don’t do that! Disorderly suspect tries giving chocolate treat to kitty
Highway bridge now surfaced
Rep. Kind plans listening session in RF
Score! River Falls does on standardized tests
River Falls Police sergeant earns FBI training credentials
crime and courts
Brother and sister act
Wild Side: Tiny insects and changing climate threaten majestic hemlocks
Local deer herd status on agenda at April 14th spring hearings
Brownies change the world
Donation leads to green hair
UWRF hosts Ag Day April 22
How do you feed hungry firefighters? RFHS students know how
Weekend Happenings: April 18-20
arts and entertainment
Kenneth R. Richardson, 51
Dorothy H. DeLong, 91
Lorraine F. Roude, 92
Kenneth Knutson, 88
Bruce Bayer, 87
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/24/14 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/26/14 Spring Road Tour
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/24/14 Food Service Advisory Council Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 4/28/14 Special Meeting - Board Reorganization
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 2014 Annual Spring Clean-up
Days Gone By:
Featured Letter: Let’s turn Lake George into a charming oasis
Featured Letter: After my overindulgence, I was left alone, abandoned
Letter: Donation left me speechless
Editorial: Without consensus, these big issues will require go-slow approach
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