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December 8, 2015
Serpentine tunnels carved by emerald ash borer larvae under the bark of an ash tree. (Photo from Don’tMoveFirewood.org)
Wild Side: Protect your ash; don’t move firewood
December 8, 2015 - 11:51am
October 12, 2015
River Falls continues quest to tap into sun rays
October 12, 2015 - 2:32pm
September 25, 2015
About 30 people came out to a meeting about a possible train station in the River Falls/Hudson area on Wednesday at the library.
Proposed train moves in the right direction
September 25, 2015 - 1:21pm
August 5, 2015
Group tells Pierce County Board that Lake Pepin is filling with sediment
August 5, 2015 - 4:28pm
July 30, 2015
More and more, River Falls is looking to the sun
July 30, 2015 - 6:00am
Blue spiderwort flowering in our prairie, a first sign of summer.  Dan Wilcox photo.
Wild Side: Summer solstice is a fine time of year
June 30, 2015 - 4:03pm
June 22, 2015
Jessica Delwiche took this photo after Monday’s torrential rains. Delwiche said it “shows how nature in my backyard is still beautiful.”
Featured photo: 'Nature's beauty'
June 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
Water rushes from a gate raised Monday at the Little Falls Lake dam in the town of St. Joseph. The lake is being drained as part of safety concerns with the dam’s foundation and other critical features. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Mike Longaecker)
Lake association and DNR reach agreement
June 22, 2015 - 10:40am
June 12, 2015
This is the bear that helped himself to dinner from Randy Cudd's bird-feeder.
Featured photo: Unexpected dinner guest
June 12, 2015 - 12:26pm
June 11, 2015
Pastor Chris Myers is shown outside First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N. 3rd St., where workers have installed new solar panels. The church is working with Energy Concepts Inc. which subcontracted with Steiner Electric, and River Falls Municipal Utilities to install the panels, with the help of a WPPI grant.
Their church faith extends skyward and goes solar
June 11, 2015 - 1:08pm
May 29, 2015
Aleisha Miller, environmental educator from the St. Croix County Resource Management Division, shows Tova Meads different ways rivers are polluted. (Submitted photos)
‘Green day’ on the Kinni for Montessori students
May 29, 2015 - 2:10pm
May 20, 2015
Front row, left to right: William Loy, Liam Cunningham, McKenna Cook. Second row: Patrick Cunningham, Bobby Cunningham, Brinley Kugel. Back row: Cathy Olyphant (St. Croix Valley Bird Club), Jim Higgins (St. Croix Valley Bird Club), Tony Steiner. (Submitted photo)
City and school pitch in for Arbor Day
May 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
This featured photo, taken by Cheryl Maplethorpe, shows an Oriole near Maplethorpe's home.
Featured photos: Orioles
May 20, 2015 - 2:26pm
May 15, 2015
About 50 people attended a meeting Wednesday, May 6, at Hudson Town Hall, where Department of Natural Resources officials outlined possibilities for the future at the Little Falls Lake dam. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)
Alternatives emerge for Little Falls Lake dam
May 15, 2015 - 11:24am
May 1, 2015
Kids are measured and ‘tagged’ with silicone bracelets like birds are at last year’s Bird Day festival.
‘What would spring be without birds?’
May 1, 2015 - 1:06pm
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