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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
Meyer Middle School March Students of the Month
Locals march for science on Earth Day
'Great Greenwood Giveaway' is back
Wisconsin roundup: UW responds to campus 'free speech' bill; baked-goods question goes before judge; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
Hockey: U14 Blackcats take runner up at nationals
Wildcat soccer, golf, battle the elements
Booters split in BRC
Netters fall to Hudson
Falcon roundup: Softball sweeps Martin Luther
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
RF ready to make 'Torch Run' again
New to New Richmond offers chance to meet people in the area
VIDEO: RF takes back the night
Make a difference and meet 'Scrappy the Fish'
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TROY: 2017 Board of Review
RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 5/1/17 Educational Program Committee Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 5/15/17 Public Hearing - Heise permit
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Bid Opening - Road Work Bids
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/27/17 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Lorraine Ann Younggren Marcinek, 91
Agnes Fogerty, 89
Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Paul D. Ritzinger, 62
Catherine E. Farrell, 99
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Letters to the Editor (April 20, 2017)
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Grateful this program survived the chopping block
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
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March 29, 2017
Wild side: How do snowbirds find their way home
Before heading north from Florida last month we considered our choices of routes to take back to snow country. Poring over our big Rand McNally...
March 29, 2017 - 3:21pm
March 3, 2017
FEATURED LETTER: Support our paper!
Visited Broken Arrow, Oklahoma last week. When I opened the just-delivered weekly newspaper, the Broken Arrow Ledger, the headlines read, “Final Edition: Ledger to Close.” The subheading read, “Last issue published today.” Feb. 22, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - 11:15am
January 8, 2017
Working together keeps us strong and relevant
In 1870, a group of citizens from Pierce and St. Croix counties petitioned the Wisconsin Legislature to locate the next state normal school in River Falls. Voters from the towns of River Falls, Clifton, Troy and Kinnickinnic requested the authority to vote a tax of $20,000 to make...
January 8, 2017 - 5:00am
December 4, 2016
Featured editorial: They keep at it, keep us going
We feature them every year at this time — Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, two men in the their mid-80s, the Grumpy Old Men. They aren't grumpier than anybody else. Years ago they gave themselves that name as a spoof on the popular 1993 movie — starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau...
December 4, 2016 - 6:00am
November 24, 2016
Featured Guest Column: Consider ways to give a tasty, healthy kick to your chili
The warm, strong taste of chili provides delicious comfort to your stomach and winter-worn soul. From chilly fall days to cold winter evenings, chili offers a cozy satisfaction at suppertime for many Wisconsinites. Our town shows its love for chili each year with the River Falls annual...
November 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 17, 2016
Featured reader letters
Dams keep kayakers afloat Phil Dean town of Clifton When the dams are demolished not only will there be no whitewater kayaking up river, but...
November 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 6, 2016
Featured column: Nation's high court may examine validity of state political boundaries
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Wisconsin is drawing national attention for its gerrymandering...
September 6, 2016 - 9:41am
August 23, 2016
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Are you really on a road trip if you don’t have some sort of car trouble? Four friends and I asked ourselves that as we sat on the side of...
August 23, 2016 - 9:06am
July 24, 2016
Featured column: Young local author can even engage the minds of L.O.F.s
New York Times bestselling novelist Jacqueline West, a River Falls native who lives in Red Wing, Minn., has recently published her first venture into “Young Adult” Fiction. Her previous bestsellers were aimed at a slightly younger audience. I've just finished reading her new effort,...
July 24, 2016 - 6:00am
May 5, 2016
Days Gone By: May Day - U.S.A. Way
Note to readers: May Day, while traditionally representing the coming of spring, associated with hanging of flower baskets and maypole dancing,...
May 5, 2016 - 1:57pm
April 21, 2016
Featured letter: Join me and let's reclaim our democracy
City of River Falls residents have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. That ruling said that corporations, unions, Super PACS, etc., have the rights of persons, that money is speech, and therefore their financial...
April 21, 2016 - 9:52am
April 2, 2016
Open Mike: International campfire memories rekindled
It’s funny how small the world can get some days. That occurred to me after bombs went off in Brussels. Mind you, I’ve never been to Belgium. Not even close. Yet I couldn’t help but wonder if some guys I encountered a couple years ago might have been victim to the horror. A...
April 2, 2016 - 11:27am
March 26, 2016
Days Gone By: Cooperative laundry formed in River Falls
During the first decade of the 1900’s the local Home Culture Club, a group of about 25 farm women captured the attention of a University of...
March 26, 2016 - 11:27am
March 18, 2016
Featured column: Stark Reality: Only a name, but please stop celebrating hamburgers
I am only 1/8 Irish. I’ve always been disproportionately proud of my Irish heritage. Ireland is a beautiful, fascinating country, with an interesting...
March 18, 2016 - 12:28pm
March 12, 2016
Featured column: Could excitement for Trump elevate Supreme Court candidate?
By Matt Pommer, syndicated columnist for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Donald Trump’s entry into Republican politics could provide a boost to Rebecca Bradley’s try on April 5 for a full 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination...
March 12, 2016 - 6:00am