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WinField business projects continue to meet with city approval
Sheriff's office: Initial attack report a hoax; no suspects being sought
Seized dogs from closed puppy mill can now be adopted
New county shop enters design phase
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Legion state baseball tournament underway
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Even in retirement, ex-superintendent's wheels keep on turning
Fish all alone atop St. Croix Valley League
RFMU thanks customers with food, fun in the sun
Community Band to do free ‘Chill on the Hill’ gig
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
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TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY: 8/4/16 Town Board Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/1/16 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 8/4/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 8/2/16 Town Board Meeting
Eileen (Hamman) Scott
Drs. Alex P. and Nerissa L. Avestruz
Barbara Smrdel, 86
Margaret Alice (Cooper) Fuhr
Janet Enloe, 54
Editorial: Following tragedies, memorials bring us together
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
Featured outdoor column: Wild Side
Featured letters: Focus on the environment
Featured editorial: No power to the people
Real Estate Showcase
April 18, 2011
Town: No need yet for class B highway
The town of River Falls has been considering a request from the town of Kinnickinnic to make some roads that span both towns Class B highways. At last week's meeting the River Falls board discussed making the River Falls portion of Saddle Club, as well as Cottonwood, Class B. Town...
April 18, 2011 - 10:18am
April 11, 2011
UPDATE: Kinnickinnic election recount confirms Van Beek as the winner
It took about 3 1/2 hours for Kinnickinnic's town clerk and canvassers to reaffirm that incumbent Roger Van Beek won the Town Chairman April 5 election. The recount, requested by his opponent, Gordon Awsumb, was conducted at Kinnickinnic Town Hall Monday morning, April 11. Awsumb...
April 11, 2011 - 8:50am
March 31, 2011
Letter: She stands out
The school board election is fast approaching and there is one person who stands above the rest. Stacy Johnson-Myers has done a fabulous job in working with both administration as well as staff to help facilitate contract negotiations as well as working to make our school district...
March 31, 2011 - 3:04pm
March 24, 2011
Letter: Town newsletter was done without guile
This is in response to Elaine Ray's letter of last week. She pointed out that the residents of Kinnickinnic received a mailing that functioned as a campaign flyer for the current town chair, and that it was sent out illegally. I would like to set the record straight. What Kinnickinnic...
March 24, 2011 - 10:00am
Letter: Vote for experience
Along with the long-awaited spring weather, come the Kinnickinnic spring elections for Town Board at Kinnickinnic Town Hall, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. As voter turnout is not to be taken for granted, the more people who cast a ballot, the better. This Town Board has been...
March 24, 2011 - 9:36am
Letter: Special interests back Harsdorf, not other way around
I recently received a robocall from an organization called "The American Federation for Children." The recording informed me that special interest groups are trying to recall Sheila Harsdorf because she thinks that public workers should contribute to their pensions, and that I should...
March 24, 2011 - 8:39am
March 18, 2011
Letter: Town chair has unfair advantage
Kinnickinnic residents received a mailing last week that appears to function as a campaign flyer for our current town chair, Roger VanBeek.
March 18, 2011 - 9:33am
March 11, 2011
Letter: Don't dismantle our great school system
I look to the future under Gov. Walker and I see a great dumbing-down of Wisconsin and the loss of our distinct competitive advantage -- the quality of our schools. I am scared to see the result of Walker's divisive, ineffective leadership and the absence of the investment in quality...
March 11, 2011 - 1:43pm
Letter: Public workers have warped view of their plight
I found it hard to grasp the depth of angst being expressed by budget repair bill protestors until I read Lesley Williams' letter in last week's Journal. She related how her feet got cold as she watched Lincoln Day Dinner attendees arrive at Kilkarney. She saw a Lincoln Navigator...
March 11, 2011 - 12:30pm
February 10, 2011
Letter: Roads, taxes all handled wrong
On Nov. 9, Kinnickinnic citizens defeated the Town Board 's resolution to increase the tax levy by 46.7%. Taxes would have increased from $383,143 to $529,835. $320,000 of the 2010 budget was for roads, which is 84% of our town's tax levy. This was also 25% to 300% greater than...
February 10, 2011 - 5:57am
Letter: Not extravagant but well reasoned
Before making a decision about the April River Falls School District referendum, we encourage you to take time to learn about it. Many community members spent long hours reviewing the needs of our district and coming up with only those items most in need of addressing, from serious...
February 10, 2011 - 5:00am
February 7, 2011
Town chairman cleared of ethical violations
Kinnickinnic's Town attorny Bob Loberg found that accusations of ethical lapses by Town Board Chairman Roger VanBeek were unfounded. The issue was discussed at the Town Board's Feb. 1 meeting. Board members say the matter is now closed. The accusations against VanBeek were made by...
February 7, 2011 - 9:50am
January 27, 2011
Letter: School referendum will pay off
Many of you have heard of the April 5 Vote for Solutions for Schools Referendum. You can learn more and attend one of the five informational forums planned in the weeks ahead. Having attended an early forum meeting, I believe you will find what the referendum includes is all practical...
January 27, 2011 - 8:56am
January 20, 2011
Letter: Don't sidetrack this investigation
It was disappointing to read that Kinnickinnic Town Chair Roger VanBeek suggested investigating his political opponent. It is VanBeek, not Gordon Awsumb, who participated in the conduct now under scrutiny: VanBeek working for a company that has been awarded town road contracts, contracts...
January 20, 2011 - 9:32am
January 10, 2011
Town chair accused of ethical lapses by his political opponent
In a letter to the Kinnickinnic Town Board and its attorney, town resident Gordon Awsumb outlined what he views as ethical violations by Town Chairman Roger VanBeek. Adding to the drama: Awsumb is now a candidate who will run for VanBeek's chair position in the spring election. The...
January 10, 2011 - 10:27am