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March 19, 2015
Some Peterson-style nest boxes ready to set out for returning bluebirds. The design is from “Woodworking from Wildlife,” 1992, by Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota DNR. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Bluebirds are looking for housing
March 19, 2015 - 9:52am
March 13, 2015
UW-River Falls Prof. Brad Mogen works with several of his students as they do a lab project working with the DNA of the Nosema fungus, which affects bees. Mogen also serves on the River Falls Town Board.
University’s research aims to ‘Bee’ healthy
March 13, 2015 - 6:00am
February 20, 2015
The Dixie Mainline trail runs parallel to the coast for nine miles north of the town of Suwannee, Fla. The trail goes through cypress swamp and crosses several tidal creeks. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Wild blank places on the map
February 20, 2015 - 10:23am
February 19, 2015
A River Falls utility worker replaces a high-pressure sodium street light with a new LED streetlight. The city is in the process of converting two types of street lights to LEDs.
Lighten up, River Falls! Can do
February 19, 2015 - 6:00am
January 30, 2015
Emergency personnel were called to a skid-steer loader that had caught fire before 9 a.m. Friday morning Jan. 30, off County Road MM in the town of Troy.
Rural River Falls vehicular blaze quickly put out
January 30, 2015 - 10:45am
January 28, 2015
A clammer in a "bird dog" boat heading out from Cedar Key at low tide. (Dan Wilcox photo.)
Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
January 28, 2015 - 9:16am
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
January 28, 2015 - 9:07am
January 22, 2015
While they’ve been rebuilt and modernized, the two dams on the Kinni in River Falls have a long history. The upper Junction Falls Dam was first constructed in 1867. It led to the formation of Lake George, The city has had eight dams at various locations. Early ones were used for flour and logging production. Around 1900 the two remaining dams were converted to produce all of the city’s electricity. Today the two dams only produce 1 ½ % of the city’s electrical needs.
For River Falls, it’s dam right…or wrong?
January 22, 2015 - 6:00am
November 24, 2014
Whaling ships in the harbor at New Bedford, Mass. in October, 1901 near the end of the whaling era in the United States. Barrels of whale oil are in the foreground. (NOAA photo)
Wild Side: How should we manage novel ecosystems?
November 24, 2014 - 10:58am
November 14, 2014
Junction Falls is shown around 1865, before it was dammed up. It was eventually made into a hydroelectric dam. The city’s hydroelectric license is coming up for renewal, and the city is looking to determine how much longer the hydros will be profitable for the city. (Photo UW-River Falls University Archives)
You might call it a big ‘dam’ decision: City ponders options for relicensing hydroelectric dams
November 14, 2014 - 5:00am
November 12, 2014
Whaling ships in the harbor at New Bedford, Mass. in October, 1901 near the end of the whaling era in the United States. Barrels of whale oil are in the foreground. (NOAA photo)
Wild Side: How should we manage novel ecosystems?
November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
September 5, 2014
Raspberry Island, part of the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. (River Falls Journal photo by Dan Wilcox)
Wild Side: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
September 5, 2014 - 12:38pm
August 7, 2014
Wild Side: The summer wild flower show
August 7, 2014 - 10:49am
July 30, 2014
Some biting gnats next to a dime. (River Falls Journal photo by Dan Wilcox)
Wild Side: What's Bugging You!
July 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
July 9, 2014
This week's featured photo was taken one foggy River Falls morning by Jean Coulton.
Featured photo: Foggy morning
July 9, 2014 - 12:54pm
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