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River Falls Journal
All aboard for another year
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Parking permit enforcement to begin
Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Featured photo: Lake George
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
March 24, 2009
Investigator suspects arson caused fire at state park
The River Falls and Prescott Fire Departments responded to a structure fire in the Kinnickinnic State Park, W12617 770th Avenue, Clifton, about...
March 24, 2009 - 3:58pm
March 12, 2009
Corporate park addition on hold
The City Council said a collective "whoa" Tuesday night by delaying a decision whether to proceed with the second step -- preliminary engineering -- of developing the hilltop overlooking Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park. Council members agreed in January that the city needs more developable...
March 12, 2009 - 12:39pm
January 19, 2009
Corporate park business closes
Hal's Millwork, Inc., 610 Whitetail Blvd. in the River Falls corporate park, closed last week. The company manufactured custom-made doors, windows and trim, and opened its roughly 50,000 square-foot building just seven years ago. At one time it had 45 employees but that number dropped...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Willow River State Park open for winter activities
Feeling a little supersized after massive doses of holiday delicacies? How about some outdoor fun at Willow River State Park in Hudson to firm up that silhouette? Your choices include Ice fishing, cross country skiing, sledding and winter camping. Trails maps can be snagged at the...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and Forests seek to fill park manager jobs
Now may be the time for people interested in working as a park manager at a Wisconsin state park, trail or forest to get that dream job. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say individuals interested in a position can take a park manager and natural resources...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
WDNR Photo 2010 Wisconsin State Park and Forest sticker design contest begins
Aspiring artists in Wisconsin high schools can begin submitting entries for a contest to have their original artwork selected as the design for...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
New strategic plan will guide state park system for next 5 years
A recently completed strategic plan will guide management of the Wisconsin State Parks System over the next five years, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It emphasizes park services and amenities that park users and stakeholders told DNR...
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Nugget Lake Park has lovely oddities
PLUM CITY -- Unless they were looking for it, most people probably wouldn't notice the unique geological formation stretching for four miles in eastern Pierce County. But it's there -- and it's one of Nugget Lake County Park's most popular features. The formation is known...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 24, 2008
Teachers, lifeguards make Glen Park pool safe, fun
Every weekday morning they're out there helping kids learn how to move through water, and every afternoon they're out there making sure swimmers don't get hurt. The swimming instructors and lifeguards at the Glen Park pool may be young, but they know what they're doing. Sara Rudesill,...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
History and waterways meet at Glen Park
RIVER FALLS -- If all you experience are the upper reaches of Glen Park, you won't be disappointed. Children will gravitate to the historic pool, as they have for generations. A massive open space farther south allows plenty of room for football games or Frisbee tossing. There...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Park Falls paper mill gets grant to help create energy from pulp waste
A Park Falls papermill plans to use a $30 million federal grant to help create all the energy it uses. The Flambeau River company is working on a first-of-its-kind facility in which pulp byproducts create the bio-fuels used in the paper-making process. Chief Executive Officer Butch...
July 17, 2008 - 9:00am
July 15, 2008
Copter flies into Hoffman Park
A Huey military helicopter landed briefly in the Hoffman Park basin Tuesday. The copter carried two women from Madison, a civilian technician and a soldier, to perform an air quality study for the River Falls National Guard Armory. Since the armory used to have a firing range in...
July 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 2, 2008
Hoffmans unite at namesake park
River Falls' largest park was host to its own Sunday afternoon. The Hoffman family held a long-overdue reunion at the namesake park, bringing relations from across the country together for the first time in years. The park was named after former Mayor Maynard "Spike" Hoffman, "who,...
July 2, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Local landmarks to be dedicated
On Saturday, June 14, the Historic Preservation Commission will honor Glen Park and the Swinging Bridge for their historic value and role in the community. The ceremony, to be held at the park at 10:30 a.m., will officially dedicate the sites as local landmarks. Retired teacher Jeanne...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Bases-loaded strikeout gives Brewers win; Hall wants out of Brew town
Prince Fielder homered in the eighth inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 win over Arizona last night at Miller Park. Salomon Torres loaded the bases in the ninth, as Bill Hall and Jason Kendall committed throwing errors, but Torres struck out Stephen Drew to end the game,...
June 3, 2008 - 9:00am