Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
UPDATE: Iowa woman dies of injuries suffered in Hwy. 63 head-on
Patrol officer, K-9 officer, sergeant, and now: Computer guy
Some local candidates have now registered
Grant gives school a start on cutting edge computer science
Nursing home employee calls 911 after alleged threats
crime and courts
Frisbie All-American, again
Wildcat gymnasts soar
Wild Side: Hunting scarce and elusive pheasants
Wildcat boys top B-W in home opener
Wild Side: Change of pace: Deer Hunting in the Banana Belt
Participate in our holiday coloring contest
Christmas spirit for the Free Clinic, take three
Weekend Happenings: Dec. 19-21
Video: St. Bridget's School Christmas concert
Sweet competition: See library gingerbread contest entries
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 1/8/15 Plan Commission Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 1/6/15 Town Board Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Property Tax Payments - Pierce & St. Croix Counties
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/5/15 Special Meeting - Renaissance Bldg. Lease
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: Ordinance 2014-04 - Implements of Husbandry
Betty Jean Dopkins, 66
Tina Dallman, 49
Virginia Rodli, 101
Glen L. Bottolfson, 69
Timothy Teeter, 54
Days Gone By: 1954 McKahan fire
Column: Getting into the holiday spirit with ‘A Christmas Carol’
Get Out! Deals
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
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
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
Prom party bubbles up from 'under the sea'
The 2013 River Falls High School Junior Prom churned up a good time for students attending the big end-of-year social event that included a grand march of about 167 couples watched by family and friends then a students-only party themed Under the Sea. The prom goers jumped right...
education / news
April 22, 2013 - 11:44am
April 19, 2013
Local education zips across the globe and back
Some classes in River Falls next school year will have student teachers representing an ancient culture and the most populated country in the...
news / education
April 19, 2013 - 11:35am
River Falls school superintendent search is down to three
The school board and its superintendent advisory committee interviewed seven candidates for the job of school superintendent.
news / education
April 19, 2013 - 9:17am
April 17, 2013
Tootsie roll drive benefits special education
The 40th annual Knight of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, to help people with intellectual disabilities, will take place at several locations April...
business / / news / education
April 17, 2013 - 9:55am