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Pierce County Sheriff's blotter: Long hair caused bad driving; Money taken from bar till
Wisconsin roundup: Military embellisher resigns; golf cart death; bomb threat; more state news stories
Man convicted in St. Croix County of eighth OWI
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
Pursuit suspect charged in Deer Park burglary
crime and courts
WIAA Girls Soccer: Wildcats fall in state semifinal
RF Days Bench Press July 15
Girls Soccer: Wildcats earn their overnighter
Eisinger to compete at rodeo nationals
WIAA Soccer: Wildcats earn trip to state
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- 2018 Heritage Park & Trail Paving
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/18/18 Board of Education Meeting
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/18/18 Finance & Facilities Meeting
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 6/18/18 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 6/20/18 Plan Commission Meeting
RF grad finds success in self-employment
When Community is Family
Small Business Development Center receives statewide honor
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home thanks River Falls American Legion Post 121
Counselor offers healing and support for addiction
Place a Business Announcement
Nicholas James Karolides
Philip Jon Foster
Keith A. Voiles
Alexis Van Nurden
Rich O'Connor- April 3rd
Letters to the editor: Stop the hatred; Please skip the circus!
Viewpoint: Borne in a crossfire hurricane
Letters to the editor: Legion Auxiliary thanks you; Scenic, yes. Natural? No
From this Perch column: Blue plus red = purple
Out in Leftfield column: Community counsel
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May 10, 2018
UWRF faces challenges of inversion, compression in professors' salaries
When faculty are initially hired at UW-River Falls, they become assistant professors and earn competitive salaries. Six or seven years later, when they earn tenure and promotion to associate professor, and then another 5-10 years later, when they earn full professor status, they look...
May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 3, 2018
UW-River Falls Falcon Scholars Endowment Challenge nets $1.7 million for scholarships
The UW-River Falls Falcon Scholars Endowment Challenge has raised $1.7 million for the university's signature scholarship program. Five major donors challenged the UW-River Falls Foundation to raise funds for Falcon Scholars. The foundation raised $862,000, which donors increased...
April 3, 2018 - 6:00am
November 6, 2017
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
Before she died, Rita Mountain made two women promise they would continue the Christmas gift program she chaired for 17 years, and they will. But Tammy Pitzen and Terry Mithun asked Mountain's permission to rename the program in recognition of her frequent title for the people who...
November 6, 2017 - 7:15pm
September 18, 2017
Habitat, City ‘moving forward’ since July agreement
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity is current on all its loan payments as of Tuesday, Sept. 12, after 13 months of no payments on a $400,000 loan from the city, according to Assistant City Administrator Julie Bergstrom. The loan was originally given to Habitat in 2012 to fund the...
September 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Kinni Corridor talks recreation, tourism, and economics
The River Falls Public Library's lower level meeting space was packed Thursday, Sept. 7 as the Kinni Corridor Project Committee hosted the final...
September 18, 2017 - 10:51am
March 20, 2017
Not giving up on them
When Jessica Schmitt's husband, Master Sgt. Derrick J. Schmitt, was disabled after his 22 1/2 years serving in the U.S. Air Force, she took an...
March 20, 2017 - 9:41am
February 16, 2017
Walker budget calls for more education funding
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker called for new spending on education and a reduction in taxes in his budget presentation last week to Wisconsin lawmakers. The Republican governor said the impact of Act 10 policies issued in 2011 have led to reinvestments in the state reflected in...
February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 10, 2017
Pillow talk: She's all action
Money isn't all that River Falls gives to a school in Ganthier, Haiti. Clothes, mostly handmade, get delivered from here to there for the school's students. The hand-sewn clothing is part of what's dubbed the "Pillowcase Project." It was launched two years ago by Judy Caflisch and...
February 10, 2017 - 4:02pm
December 12, 2016
Classic pen-and-ink drawings now for sale
The River Falls branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is reissuing note cards featuring the pen and ink drawings of past...
December 12, 2016 - 5:00am
December 8, 2016
River Falls finance director goes beyond the numbers
Hammond resident Al Rolek now has a much shorter drive to work. Formerly employed in the Minneapolis metro area, Rolek is the new finance director for the city of River Falls. The commute to River Falls is much nicer than the drive to the Twin Cities, Rolek said. And so far, everything...
December 8, 2016 - 8:51am
November 30, 2016
City's new budget sets aside money for Glen Park, power substation, river corridor
The city is planning ahead for major projects, maintenance, and staffing. The 2017-18 budget, passed during the City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, is the city’s second two-year budget plan, though the budget and levy are still approved annually, per state law. The...
November 30, 2016 - 11:09am
Sharing Families falling short of sponsors
As we head into December, the Sharing Families Project is making a plea for sponsors for families it aims to help this holiday season.
November 30, 2016 - 9:41am
November 23, 2016
Night out for parents offered as RFHS class holds fundraiser
A group of River Falls High School students will travel to Italy and France next June with their art teacher Gina Pedriana-Basche. The 15 students...
November 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2016
Cheap gas, more travel for Thanksgiving
Fueled by the cheapest November gas prices in years, Americans are expected to travel more for Thanksgiving this year than any year since before...
November 21, 2016 - 11:12am
November 16, 2016
Holiday and giving moods naturally blend
Less than a week before Thanksgiving Day, Salvation Army volunteers will be at three storefronts in River Falls, ringing bells to tempt people...
November 16, 2016 - 1:07pm