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Robin L. Martell, 61
Robert H. Miller, 90
Bernadine L. Ray, 72
Bernadine L. Ray, 72
October 9, 2013
Editorial: Our country would be better served by total recall
Is it too easy to recall politicians? That argument’s been made in Wisconsin, especially following the spate of recall elections in 2011 and 2012 after controversial legislation curbed the union rights of most, but not all, public employees, including teachers. A more relevant,...
October 9, 2013 - 1:37pm
September 25, 2013
City approves $150,000 loan for new NCCM facility
After a closed session discussion at the end of its regular meeting Tuesday, the River Falls City Council voted to authorize a loan to NCCM company...
September 25, 2013 - 10:26am
September 12, 2013
Rep. Knudson sets listening sessions
MADISON—State Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) announced that he will hold two listening sessions in the 30th Assembly District. A member...
September 12, 2013 - 12:57pm
September 6, 2013
Town frac mining moratorium to continue
The Kinnickinnic Town Board voted at its Sept. 3 regular meeting to add a six-month extension beginning Nov. 1 to the current moratorium on frac-sand mining. Town board Chairman Jerry Olson said the extension gives the board more time to get its permanent Nonmetalic Mining...
September 6, 2013 - 9:40am
August 28, 2013
Council approves changes to delinquent bill process
The City of River Falls has changed its process for collecting unpaid bills for city services through the tax roll. Per the new ordinance, approved at the City Council’s Tuesday, Sept. 27, meeting, notice will be sent to people who owe money for city services such as electricity,...
August 28, 2013 - 11:25am
August 20, 2013
Technological school initiative still has some bugs to work out
More than 600 iPads are about to be issued to 8th and 9th graders for classroom use to launch the 2013-14 school year. However on Monday...
August 20, 2013 - 12:28pm
August 14, 2013
City grants previously denied liquor license
After much discussion Tuesday night, Aug. 13, the River Falls City Council granted an application for a reserve liquor license to Hernandez Entertainment LLC for Friends Bar & Grill, 1107 S. Wasson Lane. This reverses the council’s May 28 decision to deny a license to Hernandez...
August 14, 2013 - 2:06pm
August 9, 2013
RFMU says thanks to customers
Numerous River Falls Municipal Utility customers headed down to City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8 for a free lunch of hot dogs, watermelon, corn...
August 9, 2013 - 11:17am
July 30, 2013
Reilly announces he’ll step down as UW System president
University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly announced this afternoon that he is leaving his post at the end of this year. Reilly,...
July 30, 2013 - 2:58pm
July 25, 2013
North of City Hall, two old buildings slated for demo
Tuesday night, July 23, the River Falls City Council voted to adjust the 2013 budget by $10,330 to include asbestos removal from two city-owned...
July 25, 2013 - 4:16pm
July 18, 2013
Crews working to extend Paulson Road
Utilities have been installed underground and now crews are continuing their work to extend Paulson Road from the end of Whitetail Ridge Corporate...
July 18, 2013 - 1:28pm
July 16, 2013
Two sides of the gay marriage aisle
While there are gay couples in Wisconsin, state law does not legally recognize them beyond a domestic partnership. The line between Republican and Democratic positions is deeply dug.
July 16, 2013 - 9:59am
July 12, 2013
Editorial: State budget should be limited to dollars, sense
Wisconsin lawmakers and the governor apparently have a different understanding of the meaning and purpose of a budget than the rest of us. They’ve taken what should be a statement of expenditures and proposals for financing them and folded in a series of unrelated items that evidently...
July 12, 2013 - 9:27am
July 3, 2013
Editorial: On, Wisconsin: Recall reform makes sense
A common-sense proposal is slowly making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature. Assembly Joint Resolution 25 seeks to reform the state’s recall laws. The resolution’s authors explain that the idea for the move stems from the recall mess that entangled the state in some nasty,...
July 3, 2013 - 2:12pm
June 25, 2013
From Minnesota to Wisconsin: Bridge work revs up
A giant map dominates the wall in Jon Chiglo's office at the recently opened St. Croix Crossing headquarters in Stillwater, Minn. The map shows...
June 25, 2013 - 11:47am